Resources for disabled students
- AADD-UK - Raising awareness, help and support for adults with ADHD. Includes list of regional support groups.
- AGCAS Disability Task Group Blog - Analysis, tips, interviews and guest posts which shine a light on developments and issues in the area of disability.
- Association of Disabled Professionals - Provides employment advice and information plus peer support for disabled professionals.
- Auticon - for autistic job seekers interested in IT
- Blind in Business - General support for visually impaired job applicants including interview training. Also can provide readers for selection tests and assessment centres.
- Breakthrough UK - Manchester based organisation offering employment support and training to disabled people.
- British Dyslexia Association - Provides dyslexia information for those in or seeking employment. Includes advice on getting an assessment, help in finding a job and reasonable adjustments.
- Disability Jobsite - Assists people with a disability to participate actively in employment and plays a critical role in supporting people with a disability on the pathway to work.
- Disability Rights UK - Support and advice on a range of work issues including benefits and careers, education and leadership.
- EmployAbility - Offers support, advice and guidance on the recruitment process and disclosure. Works directly with many employers including Google, Goldman Sachs, NHS and Barclays
- Enna - helps inclusive employers recruit neurodivergent talent
- Equality and Human Rights Commission - Provides information on disability related legalisation, plus general advice.
- Law Society - Lawyers With Disabilities Division - Promoting equality of opportunity for solicitors, would-be solicitors and clients with disabilities.
- Mental Health at Work - Resources and information promoting good workplace mental health.
- My Plus Student's Club - Provides information on managing a disability or long-term health condition when applying for jobs and going through the recruitment process, including; disclosure, requesting adjustments and support. Also includes employers and opportunities.
- National Autistic Society (NAS) - Offers support to students and graduates with preparation and transition to work through their Prospects employment service.
- Shaw Trust - Employment Advisers provide advice on searching and applying for jobs.
- Vercida - Supports companies and job seekers with diversity and equality issues.
Employment programmes and disability-friendly employers
If you wish to consider employers who run specific employment programmes for disabled people or those who are committed to having a diverse workforce the organisations below may be of interest.
- BBC Extend Programme is a BBC-wide work placement scheme which offers appropriately qualified disabled people the opportunity to gain a 6 month (24 week) paid work placement within the BBC.
- Business Disability Forum Members of this organisation are ‘2 ticks’ employers who are positive about employing disabled people; see the list of members.
- Change100 a paid internship programme lasting 3 months with a range of employers with mentoring and guidance provided.
- Civil Service – Summer Placement Scheme Offers 6-9 week paid placements to develop skills for Civil Service fast stream entry.
- Even Break - Matches employers who value diversity with disabled candidates
- Mindful Employer provides businesses and organisations with easier access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.
- Remploy Employment service offering employment advice, training and placements for disabled people, including CV and application help and advice on disclosure and benefits.
- Scope Employment Service Provides access to employment services for disabled people.
Access to work
Helps pay for practical support to assist disabled individuals seeking or in employment, such as:
- Support and equipment at work
- Help towards transport costs if public transport not accessible to the individual.
- Finance to support an individual at the interview stage.
Check if you qualify for Access to Work. If you are a disabled individual who cannot be met through Access to Work, visit Work and Health Programme on the government website for further support and information.