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EmployAbility & Disclosure Justin Penney - EmployAbility



  • EmployAbility – who we are/ what we do

  • Disclosure of disability

  • Questions

  • Close


EmployAbility – Who are we?

EmployAbility is a not-for-profit organisation that:

  • supports and advises disabled students/ graduates in the transition from education to employment

  • Works with employers to develop an inclusive and open working environment

  • Runs workshops, training and ‘one-to-one’ sessions for disabled students/ graduates at universities across the UK


What do we do?

We will support you through the entire job search process and thereafter by:

  • Offering internship, work experience and graduate programme opportunities with top employers from within the investment banking, legal, chemicals, banking, media, public and other sectors

  • Making recommendations of disability inclusive employers

  • Guidance, advice and support with CV and application form writing

  • Mock interview sessions with key employers


What do we do? (cont.)

  • Advice and essential information on how to perform well at interviews and assessment centres

  • Information and advice regarding adjustments you may require during the recruitment process and/or in the workplace

  • Information, advice and guidance on other key disability issues such as disclosure of a disability

  • Inviting you to attend specialist recruitment events

  • Inviting you to attend skills workshops


Summer Internships

  • Currently work with the following employers on recruiting for summer internships and Graduate schemes: Google, Goldman Sachs, Wellcome Trust, National Audit Office, Dow Chemical, Merrill Lynch Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Herbert Smith and the FSA

  • Mixture of Internship, Graduate and 1st year programmes

  • Gives a real taste of working life within these organisations

  • Invaluable work experience

  • Full support given throughout by EmployAbility


How to Apply?

  • Register a profile on our website www.employ-ability.org.uk

  • All applications are online through our website.

  • Closing dates between now and early next year.

  • Any questions or need form in alternative format contact us on [email protected] or 077766 090 508


Presenting yourself positively in the recruitment process



  • It is your choice!

  • Know your legal rights

  • Be Informed, ask questions about the recruitment process

  • Things that might influence that choice

    • When

    • Why

    • How


How to disclose

  • Positively

  • Provide good concrete examples

  • Minimise negatives

  • Inform the employer who may be naive, lack knowledge or experience, or work from stereotypes

  • Be prepared for questions

  • Do not make assumptions

  • Be aware of soap boxes!


Any Questions?


Contact DetailsJustin Penney EmployAbilityTel: 07776 090 508; [email protected]


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