TXM Recruit is proud to be part of the movement delivering the BAME Diversity Pledge, alongside companies such as Network Rail, Women in Transport, MTR Crossrail and many others.
The pledge is part of an initiative to come from the Mayor’s Fund for London in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Companies involved are committed to spreading the word and helping young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to break barriers they might face in starting their careers, particularly in the transport sector. This pledge encourages businesses to transform their outreach, recruitment and progression practices to build a more diverse and sustainable employee base.
Research shows that young people in the UK from BAME backgrounds are vastly under-represented in the transport sector, and are twice as likely to be unemployed or to live in relative poverty than their caucasian counterparts. This lack of diversity means that the transport industry can struggle to understand its customers, and is likely missing out on a huge pool of undiscovered talent.
Generating a more inclusive society will also help the industry create a stronger foundation for transport and local communities.
Read more about the pledge here and help TXM Recruit in this crucial cause for increasing equality in our business sectors.
What people are saying about the BAME Diversity Pledge:
“With London’s fantastic culture and ethnic diversity, there is a real opportunity for business to take advantage by hiring a diverse workforce. At a time when young people are needing more support to access skills and job opportunities on their doorstep, it is vital we provide opportunities to engage with employers and work with experts and stakeholders from business and civil society on promoting the highest standards of equality, diversity and inclusion in work.”
Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement
“Having commitment from employers to increase support of young people from minority ethnic and low-income groups forms an important part of reducing the high rates of poverty that exist among these communities. The Diversity Pledge goes a long way to providing the support transport employers need to be able to do this work well.”
Dr. Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Policy and Research Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation