EQIA: Career ready

Published: 25 June 2024
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Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) under the Equality Act 2010.

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EQIA Career Ready Redacted - (222.1 KB)

Business Area: Colleague Experience

Accountable Director: Billy Harkness

Date: 30/06/2023

Ref: CW-2023-204

EQIA Summary

  • The   scope of the EQIA is the arrangement and running of the Career Ready   mentorship. Investment has been approved for a minimum of two further   candidates and will include a 4-week paid internship at AO level.

Career Ready is a charity whose mission is to boost social mobility in young people. In collaboration with education providers and employers, it delivers programmes that give young people opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to realise their full potential and build a successful career.

The internship has a significant positive impact on the protected characteristic of age as the programme is specifically designed to provide young people opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to realise their full potential and build a successful career.

  • There is the potential of positive impacts across the protected characteristics of disability, race, ethnicity, colour, nationality or national origins and socio-economic group; Caring responsibilities as these are included in the criteria used by Career Ready to select students for the programme.   Therefore, participating students may be more likely than the wider population to have these protected characteristics.
  • We considered the potential negative impacts against the protected characteristic of disability as participants may have a disability that   affects their needs within the workplace e.g. access requirements, the way training is delivered. This is mitigated by the fact that a RoS mentor is assigned at the beginning of the student’s 5th year where the mentor will get to know the student. This will allow them to gather any requirements or additional support they may need and make any amendments where possible.
  • We also considered the potential negative impacts on the protected   characteristic of religion or belief. As the dates of the internships in each local authority area are set by Career Ready, it is possible that students may observe religious holidays during the internship. RoS mentors can ask students whether they have any needs/requests in relation to religious holiday observation and where possible, would look to adapt the internship content and timetable accordingly.

Impact Summary

ImpactRecommended Actions
Positive - ageNo further action required as the students are selected by Career Ready rather than by RoS.
Potential positive - disability, race, ethnicity, colour, nationality or national origins and socio-economic group; Caring responsibilitiesMentors will be open and flexible to allow any adaptations/extra support to be available to students.
Potential negative – disability & religion and beliefMentors will be open and flexible to allow any adaptations/extra support to be available to students.
Review dateJuly 2024

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