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New Reverse Mentoring Scheme Launched For Ethnic Minority Staff At UK FCO

The scheme is part of a suite of measures to improve diversity in the FCO, including ethnic minority representation on the FCO Board, a continuing schools and university outreach programme, and an exciting new talent programme for ethnic minority staff (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

To mark the end of Black History Month, the UK foreign secretary has launched a new reverse mentoring scheme at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for ethnic minority staff. The scheme will see senior figures from across the FCO paired with ethnic minority staff in junior grades within the department, to help challenge ingrained views on what talent looks like, break down stereotypes and biases, get fresh perspectives and help improve diversity in middle and senior grades. Foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt said, “in the twenty-first century it is essential that our diplomats look more like our country as a…

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