In partnership with the 10,000 Black Interns programme, Amey is offering 12 individuals paid work placements
Amey has announced a partnership with the 10,000 Black Interns programme, aimed at providing career opportunities for professionals from black backgrounds.
The 10,000 Black Interns programme, founded by 10000blackinterns.com, aims to accelerate the careers of black students and recent graduates through paid internships across a variety of sectors.
As part of the programme, Amey will welcome 12 individuals on paid work placements. The interns will work across various departments, including engineering, consulting, project management, IT, finance and HR.
As well as work experience, individuals will participate in a series of personal development modules designed to enhance their professional skills and capabilities. Amey will also provide one-on-one coaching to create a personalised development plan and assign a dedicated buddy and mentor.
Neetu Khosla, multicultural chair and social value manager at Amey, said: “We would like to enable everyone to feel like they belong at Amey and continue to provide a voice for underrepresented individuals. However, across the industry, there are significant barriers to achieving racial equality in the workplace.
"By fostering a culture of inclusivity and partnering with a programme like the 10,000 Black Interns, we’re actively working to change the existing norms and we are committed to creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued, respected, and celebrated.”
As part of its Embracing Difference strategy, Amey aims to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for its early careers programmes, including those who complete a work placement with the company.
For more information about the programme, click here.