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Disability and the Workplace – Opportunities and Support.


Disability and the Workplace – Opportunities and Support.

This year we had record numbers of students applying for Leonard Cheshire’s Change 100 internship! Well done to all who applied, and congratulations to anyone who was shortlisted. For more information on this internship visit


EmployAbility  is the not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting students and graduates with all disabilities, including dyslexia or long term health conditions, into employment – team up with some fantastic companies to offer unique opportunities.New and exciting internship opportunities for Summer 2017 are now available thanks to EmployAbility.


Internship Opportunities with The British Council

The British Council are offering 5 EmployAbility internship opportunities to dyslexic and disabled undergraduate and Masters students, and graduates.

For more information on the 5 opportunities check out the links below:

British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Scheme 2017, Software Engineer Internship

British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Scheme 2017, Literature Internship, Arts

British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Scheme 2017, Games Internship, Arts

British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Scheme 2017, Cultural Skills Internship, Arts

British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Scheme 2017, Digital Marketing Internship, Arts

The deadline for these applications is Wednesday 15th February 2017


Opportunities with Google


Google’s Adcamp is running 30th-31st March at Google Headquarters in London.

Adcamp focuses on Goggle’s advertising sales and service operations, and overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry. You’ll get to see what goes on behind the scenes, network with other like-minded people, gain professional skills and go into interview for a full-time opportunity with Google! This fantastic opportunity is not one to miss!

Google Adcamp 2017

Application for Adcamp closes on Sunday 12th February 2017 so dust off your CV and get applying!


Graduate Roles at Google

Google are also offering 3 EmployAbility graduate roles in the Software and Strategy department.

Google EmployAbility Associate Account Strategist, Customer Experience (Multiple Languages Available)

Google EmployAbility Account Strategist, SMB Sales (Multiple Languages Available)

Google EmployAbility Graduate Software Engineer 2016, Europe & North America

Application deadline is Midnight, Sunday 19th February 2017

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information on any of EmployAbilitiy’s programmes, you can contact the team: Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508, Sarah Denness on +44 (0)7852 764684 or email


Civil Service Fast Stream – Summer Diversity Internship Programme

The multi-award winning Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) gives people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like. It puts talented undergraduates and graduates on a work placement in a government department.

This is a fantastic opportunity but there are a few eligibility criteria you need to make sure you fill before applying.

Visit the website to check these out and find out more about the programme.


Disability and the Workplace Workshops

If you are worried that your disability or mental health may affect you in your recruitment process or further job prospects, Career Development offer support workshops facilitated by Careers Adviser Charlotte Revell! These are designed to increase your confidence in entering a recruitment process, and in the workplace, and allow for discussion and feedback.

Disclosing a Disability: If, When & How?

Wednesday 15th February, 1.00pm in Newton, Ng09

Mental Health and Getting a Job

Wednesday 22nd February, 1.00pm in Johnson, Jg10

Dyslexia and Getting a Job

Wednesday 15th March, 1.00pm in Anselm, Af01 Boardroom


If you can’t make these dates, why not book a Careers Support appointment?

Places are limited. Please book yours via. The CORE, accessed through: Blackboard > Careers – The CORE > Events and Appointments


You can also join the CCCU Careers and Disability closed Facebook group.


A PDF of the workshop list and more information and support can be downloaded HERE.

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