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Giving you the tools to get started with your career in the job market and in entrepreneurship.

The Diverse Podcast Tobi Ogundipe

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Giving you the tools to get started with your career in the job market and in entrepreneurship.

    #66 “I Kept Getting Rejected… Then I Found #MERKY FC”

    #66 “I Kept Getting Rejected… Then I Found #MERKY FC”

    After University, Sultan was struggling to find a graduate scheme due to a lack of work experience.

    He had bills to pay and had to find a job to make ends meet. Working jobs he had no passion for, he sought a way out.

    Then Merky came into the picture. His brother told him about this amazing initiative getting young black talent into the sports Industry!

    Growing up, Sultan didn’t have access to channels like Disney, so he spent his time watching football and free sports programmes like TES Match Cricket.

    Sultan translated his passion for sports into his application to the Merky programme, and it was clear to all of us at DIVERSE that he was perfect for #Merky FC!

    Now he works in Production at Sky Sports.

    Listen or watch now to find out more about how Sultan turned his passion into power, and how you can too!

    Connect with us!

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    • 22 min
    #65 From #Merky FC to Designing Stadiums

    #65 From #Merky FC to Designing Stadiums

    Meet Ayo.

    Ayo is a massive Liverpool FC fan.

    One day he picked up his sister's laptop and started messing around with photoshop, designing football edits.

    Ayo decided to venture into freelance graphic design, where he poured his heart into crafting a standout portfolio. He eventually received an unconditional offer to study Graphic Design at University.

    His work did not go unnoticed.

    Enter #Merky FC, the game-changer. Ayo seized the opportunity and wowed the DIVERSE team, earning himself a coveted spot at KSS, a top architecture and design firm renowned for its sports venues.

    Tune in as Ayo shares his journey—how he stood out in job applications and thrives in his current role as a Graphic Designer at KSS.

    • 26 min
    #65 Making An Impact Working In Tech | Tech Talent Scheme

    #65 Making An Impact Working In Tech | Tech Talent Scheme

    The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world-class scientific centre, conducting ground breaking research. 

    We caught up with Ben, Chris and Gabi from WSI to give you more insight into life working at a world-class scientific centre. Gabi is currently a Tech Talent associate coming towards the end of the Scheme. Her rotations have been in Cellular Genetics Informatics and within our Informatics and Digital Solutions team. 

    Ben and Chris, who look after early careers, offer great advice on how to get onto the Tech Talent Scheme and share insight into the variety of opportunities available. 

    Lock in to get ahead and learn the secret to successfully landing a place on the scheme! 

    To apply to the Tech Talent Scheme, click here*: 


    *You do not need to be a Scientist to contribute to science. This scheme is perfect for those who want to pursue a career in technology and informatics while working for an employer that focuses on improving human health.

    • 39 min
    #64 Thierry Henry & Saka Signed My Shirt! | How I Landed A Role @ LADbible

    #64 Thierry Henry & Saka Signed My Shirt! | How I Landed A Role @ LADbible

    Meet Oyinola. He struggled to find a role after graduating. Frustrated, he decided to try and start his own online business to show employers what he could do. Then one day his girlfriend told him about #Merky FC. A programme created by Stormzy and adidas to help young black individuals get roles within football by providing entry-level placements and educational events.

    He applied and got in.

    Ayesha (yes, our very own) interviewed him for a role for LADbible Group and even though it was just getting started, she loved the initiative and social media skills he’d shown with his online business.

    And now?

    He’s the latest rising star in the SPORTbible team.

    Lock in to learn more about Oyinola's journey and how he's finding life at LADbible.

    Connect with us!

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/we-are-diverse/


    TikTok: @we.are.diverse

    • 13 min
    #63 How I Got My Job At UNiDAYS

    #63 How I Got My Job At UNiDAYS

    Listen in for an engaging conversation with Toni as she recounts her path to joining UNiDAYS, the world's largest Student Affinity Network. Toni offers a glimpse into her work in campaign development and shares insights into daily life at UNiDAYS. Don't miss out on her invaluable advice for standing out and landing your dream job. Tune in and discover the keys to success firsthand!

    Follow us on Instagram @diverse.careers and TikTok @we.are.diverse

    • 24 min
    #62 Master Your CV and Interviews

    #62 Master Your CV and Interviews

    Dive into an insightful webinar (recorded live with Q&A) with our very own recruitment expert, Ayesha Tabbal. Gain valuable insights as she dissects the art of crafting an exceptional CV and shares strategies to excel in interviews. Lock in now and learn the skills to elevate your CV from rookie to pro and start rolling in those offer letters!

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    • 43 min

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