Targeted opportunities for disabled individuals
Many large employers are becoming more proactive to recruit candidates with disabilities, neurodiversity and long-term health conditions. Some run their own schemes targeting disabled applicants, while others work with specialist organisations that manage the recruitment process on their behalf. The links below provide information about some of the main opportunities, but we would recommend you also conduct your own research based on your individual situation and interests.
In addition, also check the DWP’s ‘Disability Confident’ jobs board, which brings together opportunities from employers that are a member of the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme. These employers have made positive commitments to recruiting applicants with a disability, neurodiversity, or long-term health condition.
If you are interested in setting up your own business or working as a freelancer, please also see our self-employment section.
BBC Extend Hub
The Extend Hub is the BBC’s talent disability recruitment portal to apply for apprenticeships and trainee schemes.
Careers with Disabilities
Disability-friendly jobs board and information about employers of disabled candidates.
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.
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.
Social enterprise with a mission to make the creative industries more inclusive. Advertises paid opportunities across the creative sector.
Disabled Workers Co-Operative
Registered charity which provides an online jobs board for disabled jobseekers, and a disabled workers database for individuals with disabilities who want to be self-employed.
Runs employer insight days, internships and graduate programmes with inclusive employer partners. By applying through EmployAbility, you will be provided with support and can also be confident that you are competing on a level playing field.
Inclusive job board which connects disabled jobseekers with inclusive employers that actively aim to attract disabled candidates.
Advertises jobs from companies with a transparent, diverse and inclusive recruitment strategy. Its partner website Jobs4Neurodiversity provides a jobs board and application pack for neurodiverse candidates.
Freelance opportunities for skilled disabled people to work from home or on projects.
VERCIDA’s mission is to transform the workplace into a diverse and inclusive environment. VERCIDA's job search allows you to filter by disability confident employers.