You Can! Cafe – A Careers Event for Disabled Students
The Careers team will be hosting a careers cafe event, specifically for disabled students on 6th December in AH3.31. Enjoy a cup of tea and some cake whilst meeting employers and alumni who have experience of working/coping with disability in the workplace.
If you are worried that a disability, Specific Learning Difference, Autistic Spectrum Difference, long-term or mental health condition will affect your future, come along and get some advice.
Regardless of what sector you hope to work in, hearing about real-life experiences will give you the chance to gain knowledge and ask questions that are personal to you. This, in turn, will strengthen your confidence in entering a recruitment process and help you land the job of your dreams.
The format of the day will be ‘speed networking’. Please arrive by 2.00pm so that you can take a seat at one of the small round tables. Employers will introduce themselves within the small group and speak for a few minutes before taking questions and moving to the next table. This informal approach is generally less daunting and allows you to ask questions easily. You are welcome to bring along a friend, mentor or family member, but please indicate so by selecting one extra ticket when booking.
Topics to be discussed will include:
- Disclosing a disability in a recruitment process
- Handling an interview
- Reasonable adjustments for an interview/in the workplace
- Coping in the workplace/getting support in the workplace
- Any forthcoming vacancies that the employer would like to promote (paid, voluntary, work experience etc)
Companies that will be attending include:
- South East Coast Ambulance Service
- Kent Supported Employment
- The Civil Service
- HM Government
- World Youth Organization
- Kent Police
There will be some fantastic opportunities available including Auticon who are specifically looking for Autistic candidates for IT work.
You will also have the chance to talk to alumni Chris Wright who went on to work for Kingfisher HR and Kelly Hughes, currently working for Ernest and Young.
If you have any queries or require assistance to attend this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited so make sure you book your place.. You can find the Facebook event here.