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Careers and Employability ServiceStudents

Disability and Employability Event Event

Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Date:
23 October 2019
Venue:
Building 34 Room 2003

For more information regarding this event, please telephone the Careers & Employability Service on +44 (0)23 8059 3501 or email Careers@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Do you want to find out more about entering the workplace with a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition? Are you interested in hearing from those who have done it before you? Want to know what support you could receive from employers? Each year we hold an event, inviting speakers from a range of organisations to speak about their experiences of either working with a disability or of supporting others in the workplace.

This year we are welcoming 4 speakers from a range of organisations including the Civil Service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPMG and the NHS. Each speaker will give a presentation, sharing their own personal experiences of either working with a disability or of supporting others in the workplace. This will be followed by a Panel Q&A where you can discuss any questions with our speakers and careers team.

Agenda

14:00 - 14:05 - Welcome and Introductions

14:05 - 15:05 - 4 x Speaker Presentations

15:05 - 15:10 - Short Break

15:10 - 15:40 - Panel Q&A

15:40 - 16:00 - Networking and Refreshments

Please feel free to take a break as and when needed throughout the event and there may be the opportunity for a short break in between speakers.

See below for further details of our speakers and images from some of our previous events.

Speaker Elly Turnbull from Leonard Cheshire presenting to the audience - Change 100 at our November 2018 event
Speaker Elly Turnbull from Leonard Cheshire - Change 100 - November 2018
Speaker Sam Latif from Procter & Gamble (P&G) presenting to the audience at our November 2018 event
Speaker Sam Latif from Procter & Gamble (P&G) - November 2018
Speaker Kevin Fitzgerald from Eastleigh College presenting to the audience at our November 2018 event
Speaker Kevin Fitzgerald from Eastleigh College presenting to the audience at our November 2018 event
Speaker Chris Jay from Enable Me speaking to the audience at our May 2018 event
Speaker Chris Jay from Enable Me - May 2018
Speaker Richard Cartwright from the University of Southampton at our May 2018 event
Speaker Richard Cartwright from the University of Southampton - May 2018
Speaker Richard Cartwright from the University of Southampton at our May 2018 event
Speaker Richard Cartwright from the University of Southampton - May 2018
Speakers Richard Cartwright and Chris Jay at our May 2018 event
Speakers Richard Cartwright and Chris Jay - May 2018

Inspiring stories…I heard several times that it is useful to be upfront and honest about having a disability/long term health condition and explain what you need [which] is helpful advice.

Student who attended the event - November 2018

Speaker information

Samuel Tyler, Civil Service Fast Stream, Generalist Fast Streamer

Paul Hanrahan, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Talent Acquisition Manager

James Childs-Clarke, KPMG, Director

Kate Eyres, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Recruitment Manager

Jean Piernicki, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Occupational Health Nurse Manager

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