EmployAbility provide free advice, guidance and support to disabled students in the transition from education to employment. Amongst many other services that they tailor to the specific student they are working with, this includes:
- Providing advice, guidance and support around disclosure of disability
- Advice and recommendations to students and employers on relevant disability related adjustments for each stage of the recruitment process (ensuring that disabled students are able to access, participate in and effectively demonstrate their abilities at each stage),
- Inviting students to attend their EmployAbility skills workshops on a host of topics, including how to write successful applications, how to succeed at interviews and assessment centres, disclosure of disability and seeking appropriate adjustments and many other topics.
- Inviting disabled students to attend specific events with ‘disability inclusive’ employers
- Enabling disabled students to apply for internships/graduate/work placement/first year and other employer programmes directly through them, so that they can advise and support them in their applications.
The way in which EmployAbility support and advise students is through one-to-one sessions on campus, their group EmployAbility skills workshops, and ongoing support through email and phone contact or face to face meetings as required.
They work with students with all different types of disabilities, the key members of their team have each been specifically specializing in disability and employment for over ten years and are able to offer a wide breadth and depth of expertise, including supporting those with sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, social/communication impairments, mobility conditions, mental health conditions, long term health conditions etc.