Making a good first impression – 5 things you can do before you start work

For many disabled graduates, starting a full-time job can be very daunting. To help, here are 5 things you can do before you start to make a good first impression. Prior to starting- 1) Connect with new colleagues on LinkedIn before you start. Send a personalised invite saying that you’re excited to work there with… Read More Making a good first impression – 5 things you can do before you start work

3 things to know for taking time off work due to disability

Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to approach discussing reasonable adjustments with a new employer if you potentially need regular time off due to disability.  Flexible Working If your employer knows that you are disabled, flexible working patterns could count as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. Flexible working means arranging… Read More 3 things to know for taking time off work due to disability

Learning Disability Week: 17th-23rd June 2019. It’s all about sport…

As mentioned in January’s post: Why are so few people with a learning disability in employment?, over 800,000 adults in the UK are thought to have a learning disability. Next Monday, Learning Disability Week starts with a focus on accessible, inclusive sport in local communities. According to a 2015 Mencap survey, half of people with a… Read More Learning Disability Week: 17th-23rd June 2019. It’s all about sport…

Worried about getting a good job if you didn’t secure a 2:1?

If circumstances mean you don’t graduate with the grade you wanted, there are lots of reasons to be optimistic about your career prospects – Graduate schemes requiring at least a 2:1 actually represent a small amount of graduate labour market. Most employers are more flexible. If a 2:1 is needed for a specific industry, research… Read More Worried about getting a good job if you didn’t secure a 2:1?

Thinking of changing or leaving your course?

People think about withdrawing from their studies for a lots of reasons, some of which relate to having a physical or mental disability. The Prospects Website has an excellent article written by Emma Knowles summarising what you need to know & consider when making this decision. Key points include – Speak to a careers adviser… Read More Thinking of changing or leaving your course?