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06 November 2017 - MI6 Makes the ‘Best 100 Race Employers’ Listings

MI6 is proud to have been successful in securing a place in Business in the Community’s first ever ‘Best 100 Race Employers’ listings.

The list is unranked and represents 66 public and private sector employers that have demonstrated how they are putting leadership on race into place within their organisations, and collectively represent the best employers for Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) people in the United Kingdom.

Alex Younger, MI6 Chief:

“As Baroness McGregor-Smith said, the time for talk on race in the workplace is over, it’s time to act. As head of a dynamic, global organisation I know I need the best talent from the widest range of backgrounds to counter the threats facing this country – simply, MI6 needs the best people that this country has to offer.  That’s why I am determined we have a Service that reflects today’s UK society; improving diversity, both in terms of skills and background.  More and more talented BAME candidates are ruling themselves in and applying to MI6 in greater numbers.  If you have the skills we are looking for there is a place for you in MI6.  As I have said before, there is no such thing as a “standard” MI6 officer; we are about recruiting, developing and retaining the best talent, regardless of background.  Our success is based on the brilliance and ingenuity of our people.  I am particularly proud of the progress we have made.  Our listing recognises that investment, an investment we will continue to champion; making MI6 a truly inclusive workplace”.

Find out more about the BitC Best Employers for Race and Race Equality Awards