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Inclusive Recruitment

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).

  • Start Date(s): Course Start: 7 September 2022 / Booking Deadline: 2 September 2022
  • Duration: Five sessions - Online
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Please note: This course is delivered through the Reskill & Recover project, which is funded by the European Social Fund. This course is only available to employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course.

Our Inclusive Recruitment course is a non-accredited interactive learning and development programme, delivered by NTU's Employability team. Delivered weekly over five bitesize sessions the programme aims to develop your understanding and knowledge around inclusive recruitment of early career talent.

This programme will give you practical tools and tips that will help you attract, select, and retain a diverse workforce, by applying new recruitment methods, using technology and embedding EDI practices within your organisation.

What you’ll study

Who is the course aimed at:

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to make recruitment more inclusive – whether you are currently involved in or aspiring to be part of the recruitment process. It would be of particular interest to hiring managers, recruiters, HR professionals and small business owners.

During this course you will:

The course is structured into the following five one-hour sessions, delivered through a mixture of hands-on activities, peer discussion and course leader input:

Module 1: Starting the ConversationMaking the case for inclusive recruitment and understanding the EDI landscape
Module 2: Stand out from the CrowdPositioning your employer brand and attracting diverse talent
Module 3: The Problem with BiasUnderstanding how bias impacts hiring and what you can do about it
Module 4: Select the best... for youExploring different selection methods and how to choose which approach to adopt
Module 5: All AboardOnboarding and retaining your talent

Participants will be given useful resources relating to each topic following the session so further reading can be done on areas of particular interest.

As a result of completing the course, you will be able to demonstrate:

    • Understanding of the basic terminology and legislation around EDI in the context of recruitment practices.
    • Awareness of the graduate labour market and the barriers faced by various under-represented groups in relation to recruitment processes.
    • Enhanced knowledge of inclusive job adverts and the importance of language in attracting diverse candidates.
    • Enhanced knowledge of how new technology and selection methods can support your business to reduce bias, increase objectivity and recruit more diverse early career talent.
    • Appreciation of the challenges in retaining graduates from underrepresented backgrounds and ways you can increase retention.
    • Ability to apply learnings to your organisation’s hiring procedures and your own experiences.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for a place on this course you must be employed by a small or medium business (under 250 employees) in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

If you have any queries about this course, please email:

Fees and funding

This course is available at no cost to eligible participants.