Leonard Cheshire Change 100: 3 months paid internship opportunities for disabled students

We wanted to make you aware of the Change100 employment programme. It is a programme for: ‘Talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions — including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities and difficulties like dyslexia and dyspraxia.’

ABOUT CHANGE100

‘Change100 brings together the UK’s top employers and talented disabled students and graduates to offer three months of paid work experience…

Since its launch in 2014, Change100 has partnered with over 90 employers across the UK to host interns including Barclays, the BBC, Skanska, Lloyds and Taylor Wimpey…

Change100 aims to broaden the public’s understanding of what disability is, as well as highlight the fact many disabled students are talented, ambitious, and would thrive in all business sectors.’

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORING

‘The key competencies which Change100 seeks to develop in its participants are customer focus, initiative, creative problem solving, communication, teamwork, resilience and time management…

Each participant is matched with a mentor, either in their own placement organisation or with another Change100 employer. Mentors are expected to dedicate at least six hours of time for six mentoring sessions across the programme year.’

WHEN DO I APPLY?

‘Applications for summer 2019 internships open on Monday 24th September’

WHERE DO I APPLY / REGISTER MY INTEREST?

You can find information on applying via the Leonard Cheshire support page

WHERE CAN I FIND FEEDBACK ON THE PROGRAMME?

The benefits of the programme can be found in statistics and testimonials

 

Edmund Lewis, AGCAS Disability Task Group, University of West London

 

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