Careers resources for LGBT students and graduates

The following career resources may be useful for students and graduates who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender:

  1. Starting out: The LGBT Careers Guide 2017/18: Britain’s national guide of LGBT-inclusive employers for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students and job seekers.

  2. Stonewall Top 100 employers 2018: Definitive list showcasing the best employers for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual staff.

  3. OutAtWork: Contains information and advice articles for being out at work. Also contains as section of “role models in the workplace.”

  4. Vercida:  The world’s leading diversity & inclusion employer platform.

  5. Proud Employers: Job vacancies website for searching for work with LBGT friendly employers. Jobs can be searched by location, sector and job role.

  6. The LGBT Professionals Network: Organises events and networking opportunities for LGBT professionals.

  7. Press for Change: The UK’s leading experts in transgender law. Advice on support with further information about law related to the workplace.

  8. The Diversity Group: An organisation that aims to eliminate barriers within employment, education and training for people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Resource for students working abroad:

Stonewall: Global Workplace Briefings – In a number of countries in the world, LGBT people may not be protected from discrimination under law, or where even being LGBT is illegal.  The charity Stonewall has produced a number of briefings which provide information about the legal, socio-cultural and workplace practices in different countries when it comes to LGBT people.  The briefings contain links to support groups/organisations that may exist for people in those countries.  These briefings could be useful to students when considering placement and graduate work on an international basis for workplace practices and safety.

The Global Workplace Briefings cover the following countries: Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Turkey.

Aston Careers+Placements Team

Students wanting to gain specific careers advice whilst at university can access the services of Aston Careers+Placements. To find out about the support available, please visit www.aston.ac.uk/careers

Wider support for LGBT students/graduates

  1. Aston University counselling service

  2. Birmingham LGBT: Support for LGBT communities in the West Midlands area. Offers a range of services to help improve the health and wellbeing of individuals