Graeme has several years’ experience as a disability consultant, including working with Viacom, Channel 4 and Lloyds TSB to improve their processes and culture for recruiting and supporting disabled people in the workplace. Among other projects Graeme also works with the Business Disability Forum supporting businesses in improving their practises for both disabled customers and… Read More Interview with Graeme Whippy MBE, leading Disability Consultant
Todd Eden is co-founder of Lead Now, an organisation that runs events for UK undergraduates to to boost their emotional intelligence, self-confidence, stress tolerance, aspiration and motivation; enabling them to achieve personal wellbeing and career potential. Todd’s LinkedIn profile can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddeden/. The below article is based on Todd’s experience of delivering workshops, including to… Read More 8 Tips to Facilitating Events for Anxious Participants
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
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
Those of you who are members of The AGCAS Disability Development Network (DDN) discussion list may have already seen this Understanding Stammering (Nov 2017) Guide for Employers created by The Employers Stammering Network (ESN) (a British Stammering Association (BSA) initiative). This is a really useful and comprehensive resource, so we thought we would share on the blog… Read More Stammering – a useful employer resource
Just wanted to highlight a course being held by Visualise Training and Consultancy this September and October that may be of interest: How do I support a visually impaired person? Is visual language such as “see you later” offensive? How do I guide someone with sight loss? How can I ensure my business is accessible… Read More Do you have questions about visual impairment?
Jessica Luke from Blind in Business recently provided us with the following guest blog post aimed at careers professionals. Blind in Business is a charity that runs a free careers service for blind and visually impaired students. Many of the students we support have never used their university careers service. Some say they lacked the… Read More 7 steps to make your Careers Service more accessible to blind and visually impaired students – guest post
The What Happens Next Report, by the Disability Task Group (DTG), looks at the career destinations of disabled graduates. This year’s report again shows that disabled graduates are generally more successful in obtaining employment or further study than perhaps has previously been assumed. It is clear that graduates with certain disabilities are likely to be… Read More What Happens Next 2016
I recently came across this site, which I think is fairly new, and I thought it might be of interest to readers of this blog, particularly those who work with students and graduates aiming for careers in performance or other creative roles. ArtsMinds is a collaborative initiative from BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine), Equity, Spotlight and The… Read More ArtsMinds – looking after the industry
Most of our blog readers who are members of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services will be aware of the following discussion list, or will have spotted it being promoted in a recent Arena email newsletter. But, just in case you missed it, I just wanted to highlight the existence of AGCAS Disability Development… Read More Fancy a productive chat?