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Category Archives: Supporting disabled candidates

Fancy being paid to get your degree?

Develop into the kind of leader that others want to follow, leading a team of up to 15 colleagues by your third year Gain a BA (Hons) in Business Management and Leadership, and CMI status with the Chartered Management Institute Work with, and learn from, our senior leadership team Barclays Higher Apprenticeship programme offers you…

How Confident are your Managers around Stammering?

When I talk to employers about disability, the conversation can range from people who use wheelchairs, autistic people, people with sight or hearing impairment, and perhaps mental health and learning disabilities. Stammering is not often mentioned, even though 1 in 100 adults stammer. There are over 300,000 people who stammer – equal to the population of…

Where can Employers go for help with Disability Inclusion?

Making your organisation as accessible and inclusive as possible is a laudable aim, and one that increasing numbers of organisations are now recognising the importance of. There are, of course, many organisations that will offer support and guidance in this area (we particularly recommend Kate Nash for help with Disabled Employee Networks and Purple for…

Lloyds Banking Group Student Insight Evening

Evenbreak and Lloyds Banking Group are working together to support disabled students. Join us for two valuable hours of career discovery and networking with Lloyds Banking Group professionals on Wednesday, 6th December at 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Find out about your career choices, build your employability skills, network with current graduates and discover how we support…

Alternatives to Interviews

There is much evidence (e.g. here and here) that interviews are a poor way of assessing a candidate’s abilities to do the job required. We tend to appoint the candidate who is best at selling themselves at interview, rather than the best person for the job. Not all candidates are good at selling themselves (for…

Talent that most employers haven’t spotted!

When I’m not busy with Evenbreak, I am lucky enough to be a Patron of the Inclusive Skills Competitions. These competitions provide an opportunity for young people with learning disabilities and difficulties to showcase their skills, and they celebrate that talent can be found in everyone. Last week I went to see two competitions being…

Support for disabled jobseekers in London

We are always looking for other organisations who provide useful services to our candidates, and we like the look of this programme in North and East London. Inspiring Families is a new programme helping, amongst others, disabled people to find work. If you live in any of these London Boroughs – Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest,…

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