Thank you for reading this and appreciate any suggestions in advance.
We hire around 40 placement students each year to join our Operations Team. The students join for a period of 1 year and are typically from Sandwich Degree courses which is where you spend the 3rd of your 4 year degree in employment/industry.
The degrees we target that are relevant to the positions typically have around 70% / 30% ratio of Males to Female and naturally this is reflective in our hires; ideally we would like the latter closer to 50/50.
Is there anything that would stop us putting in rulings that state hiring managers need to interview 50% Females for each of the placements vacancies?
We get around 250 Applicants so we should more than have enough candidates.
Just wondered if people could share their experiences, views and ideas on this on this and whether or not there is anything legally I should be aware of.
Thanks in advance.