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Civil Service teams win Race for Opportunity awards

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UK Civil Service team picking up Race for Opportunity award
The Civil Service Diversity Team (Copyright: Geoff Crawford)

The Race for Opportunity Awards took place last night (23 September) and #OurCivilService teams did us proud by picking up 2 awards, and being highly commended in 2 other categories.

Race for Opportunity is committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK, and last night's awards celebrated businesses and agencies who have worked to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation in the workplace and reducing BAME youth unemployment. 

Huge congratulations to all our teams who won an award or were shortlisted for an award, and we're really proud of the work you are doing.

Future Workforce – Large Employers Award

The cross-Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Team collected the on behalf of the Civil Service. This award acknowledges the Whitehall Internship programme as a “best in class” initiative in raising the aspirations of young Black and Minority Ethnic people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Also shortlisted: BT, Shell, Cisco and Barclays

The HMRC team receiving their award
The HMRC team (Copyright: Geoff Crawford)

Developing Talent Award - Progression Award

HM Revenue and Customs won the award for their “Embrace” Programme, which supports and develops talented minority ethnic employees.

Also shortlisted: EY, Affinity Sutton and Morgan Stanley

Recruiting Diverse Talent Award

Foreign and Commonwealth Office were highly commended for their Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Campaign, designed to make the FCO more representative of modern Britain.

Champion Award

Peter Lewis from Crown Prosecution Service was highly commended.

Read Richard Heaton's keynote speech from the ceremony.

Read Sir Simon Fraser's post about the event on the Civil Service Leader's blog.

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  1. Comment by Mark Ifill posted on

    Congratulations on your awards, but where are the figures of BAME in these goverment departments and private companies to merit these awards?