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Resources for disabled students


Sources of employment support and advice

  • 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. 

Government Initiatives

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.


The Equality Act 2010 protects jobseekers and employees from discrimination on the basis of disability.

See the Disability Service webpages for more information about the support and advice you can receive as a University of Bradford student.