Improving diversity and candidate experience


Howden Group wanted a fast and efficient end-to-end recruitment campaign where they could hire 8-9 candidates for their graduate opportunities. They wanted to champion diversity and specifically target black heritage students, whilst also maintaining a positive candidate experience throughout the hiring process.


Here’s how we worked with Howden Group to deliver top, diverse talent and maintain a positive candidate experience for all applicants: 

  • We conducted a six-week virtual end-to-end recruitment campaign to meet Howden’s requirements

  • Hyper-targeted digital activity to attract diverse applicants in line with Howden’s objective for this campaign

  • Full end-to-end candidate attraction, screening and selection, - including CV screening - gamified testing, and the design and delivery of assessment centres

Key results


Black heritage applications


Female applications


Hires made - 40% of which were female and 60% black heritage

The candidates were diverse as we wanted, but also of extremely high quality. It was so much better than my previous experiences of grad days.
Sarah Hughes
Global Practice Leader Financial Lines
We had an amazing experience working with Bright Network. We were able to attract and hire the most diverse range of graduates we have ever hired as a group and were so blown away with the calibre of the candidates we hired an additional four individuals than we had planned to.
Pritesh Modhvadia
Group Head of Recruitment