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Targeted opportunities for disabled individuals

Targeted opportunities for disabled individuals

Many large employers run schemes that are specifically designed to help students with disabilities find work experience. This can give added indicators of an organisation’s commitment to equality & diversity and some of the main ones are summarised below. In addition, you can use the DWP ‘disability confident’ jobs board, which brings together opportunities from employers that are a member of the disability confident scheme, which indicates that they have made positive commitments to recruiting applicants with a disability or long-term health condition: https://findajob.dwp.gov.uk/search?dc=1&f=30&loc=86383

BBC Extend Hub

The Extend Hub is the BBC’s talent disability recruitment portal to apply for apprenticeships and trainee schemes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships/extend/

Change 100

Programme of paid summer placements, professional development and mentoring, run by the Leonard Cheshire charity. Aimed at talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term conditions: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/get-support/working/change-100-internships/applicants

City Disabilities

The Civil Service Fast Stream offers a dedicated summer internship for second-year and final-year students with a disability: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/summer-diversity-internship-programme/index.html

Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship

Supports students with disabilities or long-term medical conditions who would like to join a profession in London through a free mentoring scheme. Aims to make the City a fairer and more inclusive place to work: https://citydisabilities.org.uk/

Creative Access

Social enterprise with a mission to make the creative industries more inclusive. Advertises paid opportunities across the creative sector: https://creativeaccess.org.uk/opportunities/

Creative Access

Social enterprise with the aim to support inclusive employers and talented disabled candidates. Employers advertising on Evenbreak’s accessible jobs board are actively looking to target candidates with disabilities: https://www.evenbreak.co.uk/en

VERCIDA

VERCIDA’s mission is to transform the workplace into a diverse and inclusive environment. Job search allows you to filter by disability confident employers: https://www.vercida.com/uk/job-search