Why are so few people with a learning disability in employment?

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Graduate Job Podcast – how to deal with anxiety and stress when applying for a graduate job

James Curran hosts the Graduate Job Podcast a ” weekly podcast aimed at inspiring graduates and students in their search for the job of their dreams”, and his guest for this edition Nick Elston (https://nickelston.com/) talks about recognising the trigger points of anxiety when applying for a graduate job. Having had OCD and heightened Anxiety… Read More Graduate Job Podcast – how to deal with anxiety and stress when applying for a graduate job

What Happens Next? – A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates 2018

This report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled graduates and provides real evidence of the effects of a disability on a graduate’s employment prospects. What Happens Next? has been produced annually by the AGCAS Disability Task Group for 16 years. Over the years these reports have unearthed that disabled graduates’ prospects in the labour market… Read More What Happens Next? – A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates 2018

Interview with Jane Hatton – Founder & Director of Evenbreak

In 2011 Jane founded Evenbreak, a not-for-profit social enterprise matching disabled candidates with inclusive employers. In that time she was worked with companies including John Lewis, Lloyds Banking Group, Channel 4, Comic Relief, GCHQ and more, and has written two books – Disabled? Looking for Work? and  A Dozen Brilliant Reasons to Employ Disabled People Jane kindly agreed to give some of her time… Read More Interview with Jane Hatton – Founder & Director of Evenbreak

‘I don’t disclose my disability to employers.’ Does this sound like you?

Although many students say to me that they’ve had a really positive experience of disclosing their disability to employers, others have told me about the negative experiences they’ve had. I’ve heard from people saying their prospective employer assumed that their condition would affect them far more than it actually does and were worried that they’d… Read More ‘I don’t disclose my disability to employers.’ Does this sound like you?

Have a conditional job offer but need to retake exams due to your mental health?

Graduate employers sometimes make job offers on condition of securing a certain final grade, such as an upper-second (2:1). If you need to retake your exams it can be confusing to know what to do. In this instance, the employer may not be technically discriminating against you by withdrawing the job offer as the conditions… Read More Have a conditional job offer but need to retake exams due to your mental health?

Research into the positive effects of hiring disabled people

Accenture have conducted research into companies that “embrace best practises for employing and supporting more persons in their workforce” in the USA. This can be found at https://www.accenture.com/us-en/company-persons-with-disabilities. The report indicates that companies who employ and support disabled people “on average over the four-year period, 28 percent higher revenue, double the net income and 30 percent… Read More Research into the positive effects of hiring disabled people