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Careers and Employability Service

Disability and Employability Event

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. Keep an eye out for details of our next event in Autumn 2020 and don't forget to book on to one of our workshops if you are looking for advice on disclosing a disability, SpLD or long-term health condition.

This year we welcomed 5 speakers from the Civil Service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPMG and the NHS. Each speaker gave a presentation, sharing their own personal experiences of either working with a disability or of supporting others in the workplace. This was followed by a Panel Q&A where students discussed questions with our speakers and careers team.

You can listen to the presentations from the speakers below:

All speakers from the October 2019 event
All of our speakers from the October 2019 event
Sam Tyler from the Civil Service
Speaker Sam Tyler from the Civil Service - October 2019
James Kirk from KPMG
Speaker James Kirk from KPMG - October 2019
Kate Eyres and Jean Piernicki from the NHS
Speakers Kate Eyres and Jean Piernicki from the NHS - October 2019
Paul Hanrahan from Enterprise Rent-a-car
Paul Hanrahan from Enterprise Rent-a-car - October 2019

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

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