The JOIN US! programme is aimed at providing a supported route into employment for individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, who might not otherwise enter employment in general or consider the University as a potential employer. It has been developed as a response to our engagement with local communities, in our work to develop the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.
The programme is designed to be flexible and to work with a range of communities that are currently under-represented across our workforce or that face particular barriers to employment. It aims to remove entry barriers to employment such as process knowledge and perceptions and expectations.
We recognise that the University has a role to play in removing these barriers, and the JOIN US! programme is just one part of our approach to culture change as well as an approach to address our own resourcing challenges.
Details of the sessions and how to apply the sessions when recruiting will follow shortly.