Government pledge to reduce discrimination through ‘name blind’ recruitment

On 27 October 2015 the Government announced a pledge to recruit on a ‘name blind’ basis to address discrimination.

  • under new agreement, names will not be visible on graduate recruitment applications, reducing potential discrimination
  • leading graduate employers from across the public and private sector commit to new scheme
  • this will include applicants to the Civil Service, Teach First, HSBC, Deloitte, Virgin Money, KPMG, BBC, NHS, learndirect and local government