As part of our work to help improve diversity and inclusion in the UK games industry, we’re delighted to announce that we’re partnering with Blueprint for All as a corporate sponsor for the next three years.
Blueprint for All is a UK-based charity which our UK players might know from their previous name, The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
We’ll let them introduce themselves:
Background to Blueprint for All
At Blueprint for All we believe in a future where talent is respected and nurtured irrespective of where it comes from, where organisations recognise and realise the benefits of a diverse workforce and where our communities can come together and thrive. This is our blueprint to set the foundations for a more inclusive society to grow. Our high impact programmes work with disadvantaged young people and communities, providing tangible opportunities and support that enables them to thrive, whilst driving systemic change in organisations and society.
Careers: We work with schools, universities, community groups and employers to inspire and enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, between the ages of 13-30 to pursue the career of their choice. From career advice to support gaining skills, qualifications and the critical foundations required to ensure professional success, we aid young people on their journey to a fulfilling and successful career.
Communities: We run programmes nationally that support community groups working primarily with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from challenging socio-economic backgrounds to maximise their impact and make positive changes for local people.
Society: We are working to create a society where talent is respected and nurtured irrespective of where it comes from, where organisations recognise and realise the benefits of a diverse workforce, and where our communities can come together and thrive. For example, our bespoke consultancy Building Inclusive Futures’ purpose is to drive systemic change in organisations and society as a whole.
Digital Transformation: This year we are working to develop an innovative digital platform that will connect talented and ambitious young people with opportunities with employers and in industries that would normally be out of their reach. These opportunities include mentoring, work placements, internships and employment. Organisations joining the digital platform will be able to post opportunities and benefit from access to a rich mix of talent that they often struggle to reach. Young people from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds will get the support and experience they need to enter the career of their choice.