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EmployAbility & Disclosure Justin Penney - EmployAbility. AGENDA. EmployAbility – who we are/ what we do Disclosure of disability Questions Close. EmployAbility – Who are we?. EmployAbility is a not-for-profit organisation that:

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  • EmployAbility – who we are/ what we do
  • Disclosure of disability
  • Questions
  • Close


employability who are we
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
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
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
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
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


  • 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
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
Any Questions?