Diversity Issues

Business in the Community’s Race into Work: the employment status of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leavers from Higher Education in 2011/2012.
Four years ago, Business in the Community’s race equality campaign reported briefly on the success rates of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) graduates finding employment after leaving higher education at the end of the 2008/09 academic year.1 The report found that employment outcomes were substantially different between white and BAME graduates. In particular - that BAME graduates were significantly less likely to be employed even though they were qualified. A review of the same HESA2 data for the academic year ending 2011/12 highlighted some interesting trends but not necessarily of a positive nature: