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Intern with a government department - apply for SDIP!

The application window for the Civil Service’s Summer Diversity Internship (SDIP) is nearing its deadline.  The SDIP will close on 30 January 2017.

The award-winning paid internship provides penultimate and final year university students with a six to nine-week placement in a government department... read more


A successful year for the Rare-Civil Service partnership

It’s been another successful year for Rare and the Civil Service Fast Stream.  The partnership was highly commended at the Race Equality Awards, and we have helped over 200 candidates apply to the Fast Stream and its related internships – the highest number to date... read more


Great turn out for Civil Service insight event

On the 20th of October, the Churchill room at 100 Parliament Street saw 90 Rare candidates attend a unique Civil Service insight event – making it the biggest event that Rare has ever hosted with the Fast Stream... read more


Inclusivity in the Civil Service Fast Stream

The Civil Service Fast Stream’s latest diversity brochure features three Rare candidates. The candidates, current and former, talk about their experience of the Fast Stream and its related internships.

“I enjoyed my time shadowing a Fast Streamer in the Communications Stream at the Ministry of Defence, and it was rewarding to see that my opinions and contributions during this internship were valued... read more


More wins for Rare at Race Equality Awards

On 11th October, Rare celebrated a series of wins at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016. Now in their 10th year, the Awards celebrate outstanding practice, innovation and dedication to race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces... read more


Celebrating 37 offers for the Early Diversity Internship Programme

The Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) run by the Civil Service has just drawn to a close, with 36 Rare candidates taking up their offer of a one week placement in a government department.

The programme is designed to give brilliant first year undergraduates from a range of diverse backgrounds an insight into the Civil Service... read more


Opportunity to join a new Diversity Speakers Network

The Future of London has started a project: to create a speakers network that truly reflects the diversity of the City across gender, ethnicity, religion, age and lesser-known groups.  

Future of London is seeking people with strong, current topic knowledge in housing, regeneration, infrastructure and the local economy and/or the governance, delivery, law and finance areas related to them... read more


Civil Service Fast Stream: Summer Diversity Internship Programme

Over the years, Rare have helped to place many candidates on the Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP).

The award-winning, paid internship scheme provides penultimate and final year university students from diverse backgrounds with a six to nine-week placement in a government department... read more


Rare's MD recognised by The Economist's Global Diversity List as a top diversity professional

 This weekend, Raph Mokades, Rare’s Managing Director, was recognised as one of the Top 50 Diversity Professionals by the Global Diversity List.

The list, which is sponsored by The Economist, recognises the achievements of individuals who have made the practice of diversity and inclusion their career... read more


The deadline for applying to the Early Diversity Internship Programme has been extended

The Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) is a one-week spring placement which gives first-year undergraduates from diverse backgrounds a sense of what it’s like to be Civil Service fast streamer. Successful applicants also have the chance to attend network sessions and skills workshops... read more


Rare and Clifford Chance win Law Society Diversity Award

Clifford Chance and Rare have won the Law Society Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award for 2013.

Clifford Chance's successful relationship with Rare and its Articles programme has seen the hires of target minority groups almost treble, from 4 per cent in 2010-11 to 11 per cent in 2013-14... read more


"Vodafone Networks" insight event for women takes place at FTSE100 company's Newbury HQ

On International Women’s Day, we thought we would tell you a bit more about one of our special insight events that is focused on improving gender diversity at one of the largest companies in the UK and new Rare client, Vodafone... read more


CodeF and Top Black Talent mentees help launch Google's 2013 mentoring programmes at special event

Google kicked of its 2013 search for the next generation of diverse computer science, technology and business professionals at a special diversity-focused event, celebrating the achievements of current and past participants of three unique mentoring programmes... read more


It Can Be Done: Rare's study shows race equality at work is possible if organisations and individuals do the right things

Rare’s new report, ‘Five Years On’, examines top ethnic minority graduates in the first five years of their careers. The research, sponsored by Barclays, was launched at a breakfast briefing on Tuesday 18th December at Barclays in Canary Wharf... read more


Rare's Articles programme wins diversity award

Rare’s Articles programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic lawyers has achieved national acclaim at the annual UK Diversity Legal Awards by winning the ‘Attracting Talent’ Award.

The awards, run by the Black Solicitors Network, took place at The Law Society in London on Wednesday 14th November in front of an audience of 100 barristers, partners of law firms and senior HR and diversity professionals... read more


Rare Highly Commended in RfO awards

Rare has been Highly Commended by Race for Opportunity for the Civil Service Fast Stream Intensive Coaching Programme (ICP).

This targeted programme demystifies the famously tough Fast Stream application process and helps candidates reach their full potential... read more