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Enabling and Careers Disability Cafe

Published: 4 April 2016
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Join us at the Enabling and Careers Disability Café in the Careers and Employability Centre

On Wednesday 27th April 2016, 14.00 - 16.00, we are holding an Enabling and Careers Disability Café in the Careers and Employability Centre (37/2001) on Highfield Campus.

This is a tailored event for students who have a disability, specific learning difficulty or long term health condition running on Wednesday 27th April from 14:00-16:00pm in the Careers & Employability Centre. We have invited three graduate recruiters who have strong support mechanisms for candidates engaging with their respective recruitment and selection processes, through to supporting employees once in employment.

Accenture (Management Consultancy Firm), Freshfields (Law Firm) and PwC (Professional Services Firm) will be attending, with representatives providing an insight from their perspective on the following themes:

  • The importance of disability disclosure
  • Examples of how candidates within their organisation have represented their disability positively through the application and interview process
  • Examples of what reasonable adjustments their organisation may be able to make, both during the recruitment process and once in employment

Following employer presentations there will be a chance for Q and A with all representatives on the themes covered.

We also have a representative from the Universities Enabling Department who will be providing an overview of our newly launched 1:1 Work Transition Meeting.

To wrap up we have an informal networking period with employer representatives, University Enabling and Careers staff as well as Students Union Advisers. For likely timings please see the programme below:

  • 14:00 - 14:45: Employer Presentation - Accenture, Freshfields and PwC
  • 14:45 - 15:00: Employer Q & A
  • 15:00 - 15:15: Universities Enabling Department - Work Transition Meeting Overview (including Q and A)
  • 15:15 - 16:00: Informal Networking Period: Employer representatives, University Enabling and Careers staff, Students Union Advisers

We very much hope you can join us for this event. Places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment. Please click here to make a booking for the event.



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