GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – one of the drug companies leading the race to find a vaccine for Covid-19 – has joined the Good + Fair Employers Club.

Despite the ongoing economic turbulence and uncertainty, the firm is clear-headed about the need to step up – not step back – and join conversations that the UK’s best employers are having about recruiting young people fairly and respectfully, and supporting their entry into the world of work as the fall-out from the Covid-19 pandemic continues into 2021.

Lucy Hegarty, US/UK/EMEA Recruitment Lead at GSK (above), told us:

“We are pleased to have joined the Good + Fair Employers Club as we believe it is more important now than ever for leading employers to step up and champion ‘good and fair’ recruitment of young people, and to work together to share our best solutions.

“The club has been on our radar for some time – and we have been impressed by the calibre of the members coming on-board, and the quality of the discussions held. These are conversations that we want to be part of and we will be both contributing and listening with great interest.”

Tanya de Grunwald, founder of the Good + Fair Employers Club (and careers blog Graduate Fog) said:

“We are delighted to welcome GSK to our community of forward-thinking employers of young people. In this extraordinarily turbulent year, we’ve been inspired to watch the UK’s best early careers teams pull together to share their challenges and solutions during our coffee morning sessions and training breakfasts, and within our G+F Noticeboard group on LinkedIn.

“We’re also touched to see that many firms are doubling down on their commitments to diversity and social mobility as the year comes to a close. When the pandemic hit, we feared there was a risk that those agendas would be abandoned – but in fact the opposite is proving to be true. The best employers are clearer than ever about their duty of care towards their young applicants and employees, and they have strengthened their commitment to building a working world in which everyone can thrive.”

THE GOOD GUYS By becoming a member of the Good + Fair Employers Club, GSK joins our energetic and inspiring community of the UK’s best employers for young people. If you work in an early careers team for a big firm that has a deep commitment to diversity and social mobility (including buy-in at a senior level), we’d love to hear from you! Click the image above for more info and drop us a line to discuss your 2021 membership.