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Congratulations to this year’s Google EMEA Students with Disabilities Scholars – April 2014

28 May 2014

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Google EMEA Students with Disabilities Scholarships 2014. Google, in partnershhip with EmployAbility, as part of their ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, provide scholarships to encourage disabled students to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders.


Please join us in congratulating the following recipients, along with the universities they attend:

  • Tomer Ashur, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Zafeirios Fountas, Imperial College London, UK
  • Cristian Hanca, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Tim in ‘t Veld, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Reuben Kirkham, Newcastle University, UK
  • Thomas Ladyman, University of Southampton, UK
  • Mark Pavlyukovskyy, University of Oxford, UK
  • Mikhail Sbitnev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Nathan Schagen, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Azra Tayyebi ,University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Each scholar will receive 7,000 Euros to help them with their studies for the 2014/2015 academic year. All scholars have been selected based on their passion for computer science, academic achievement, leadership, and technical accomplishments.

For queries about the 2015 scholarships, please get in touch with us at

EmployAbility launches “EmployAbility in Law” – an interactive talent initiative for disabled students and graduates interested in Law…

09 Apr 2014

On the afternoon of 2nd April, in partnership with EmployAbility, Reed Smith hosted an event for over 40 students and graduates with disabilities, interested in pursuing a career in law. EmployAbility is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting students and graduates with all disabilities, including dyslexia or long term health conditions, into employment.

EmployAbility’s Tab Ahmad has won the Asian Women of Achievement Award!

23 May 2013

We are extremely proud to announce that EmployAbility’s Founder and Managing Director Tab Ahmad has won the prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Award! The Awards, held at the Hilton London on Park Lane on Wednesday 15th May, showcased some of the most inspirational women of this generation. Cherie Blair, Sarah Ferguson and HRH Princess Badiya […]

EmployAbility’s Managing Director shortlisted for an Asian Woman of Achievement Award!

14 May 2013

EmployAbility is delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Tab Ahmad, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Award from the hundreds of applicants that were nominated. The Awards were first established fourteen years ago to recognise and provide a platform for an exciting generation of Asian female groundbreakers. The current Patrons […]

EmployAbility hit Paris for the launch of the European Diversity Awards and the European Diversity Conference

12 May 2013

On Thursday 18th April, members of EmployAbility joined other representatives from some of Europe’s most diversity-inclusive employers for the launch of the European Diversity Awards at the W Hotel in Paris. The European Diversity Awards will take place on Thursday 15th September at the Natural History Museum in London. The Awards recognise and celebrate those […]

Our managing director Tab Ahmad, judge at the 2012 European Diversity Awards

02 Oct 2012

On Thursday 20th September 2012, the brightest stars in Diversity came out to attend the European Diversity Awards, which were held in London. The European Diversity Awards are held to celebrate those organisations and individuals that have shown innovation, creativity and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion during the year. EmployAbility is pleased to be […]

Live Q&A on the Guardian Careers website today at 1pm “Opportunities for diverse jobseekers: internships, schemes and beyond”

23 May 2012

A panel of experts, including our very own Tab Ahmad from EmployAbility, will profile entry-level opportunities for diverse candidates and offer advice to jobseekers from all backgrounds. Join the Guardian Careers live on Wednesday 23 May at 1pm.

Sign up to EmployAbility Skills Workshops!

26 Apr 2012

The EmployAbility Skills Workshops offer a unique opportunity to gain essential and practical tips and guidance on how to write effective application forms and CVs, how to succeed at interviews and assessment centres. Don’t miss the opportunity to benefit from these valuable interactive skills sessions. Please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as […]

EmployAbility partners with the European Diversity Awards

13 Dec 2011

We are delighted to be partnering with the EDA for the 2012 awards.

Now in their second year, the EDA celebrate and reward those organizations and individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. RBS themselves celebrated a double win at the 2011 event, winning the Boutique Marketing – Marketing Campaign of the Year Award, while CEO Chris Sullivan accepted the accolade for the Abercrombie & Fitch Diversity Champion of the Year.

TechAbility London – 9 November 2011

09 Nov 2011

On Wednesday 9 November, in partnership with Google, EmployAbility inaugurated the Google TechAbility programme – this is the first programme dedicated to hiring disabled engineers in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and marks a significant milestone for Google’s disability strategy.

AGCAS Biennial Conference 2011

14 Sep 2011

AGCAS Conference 2011: As experts in the field of disability and employment, EmployAbility will be presenting a workshop to help HE Careers Advisers in advising on the recruitment of disabled graduates.

Dyslexic wins The Apprentice UK

20 Jul 2011

Inventor and dyslexic Tom Pellereau was named the winner of The Apprentice UK, crediting his dyslexia as a contributing factor in his amazing win, calling it a “massive positive.”

European Diversity Awards 2011 – EmployAbility shortlisted

18 Jul 2011

EmployAbility have been shortlisted in the Société Générale “Charity of the Year” category of the European Diversity Awards 2011.

The Financial Times writes about Employability: How to spread the jobs net wider

08 Jun 2011

The article quotes Tab Ahmad, Managing Director & Founder of EmployAbility, who highlighted the benefits of recruiting from the widest pool of talent to create more diverse teams, which produce more innovative solutions. The piece also mentions the barriers that disabled job applicants face, which many employers are unaware of.

The complete article can be viewed on the FT website

eAbility Newsletter Spring 2011

25 May 2011

Our Spring Newsletter highlights, along with our regular features and news, current internship and graduate programmes, skills workshops, recruitment fairs we are attending this summer, and the EmployAbility Ambassador Programme.

Equality in Higher Education

20 Mar 2011

A recent report published by the Equality Challenge Unit, gives an encouraging insight into the progress being made by higher education institutions over recent years with regard to equality legislation and best practice. The number of staff and students who feel able to declare a disability has continued to increase, testament to the work institutions […]

New to the UK: remote captions

16 Nov 2010

There is a new service to the UK: remote text for hearing impaired people. It offers the opportunity for a deaf person to be given captions over the internet or streamed to their phone and costs £70 an hour for verbatim captions and £50 an hour for precis. Ideal for interviews, seminars, work meetings and […]

EmployAbility – Best Graduate Partner 2010!

26 Oct 2010

EmployAbility win the National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2010 in the Best Graduate Recruitment Partner category. Other participants in the awards included; Sainsbury’s, L’Oreal, Pareto Law amongst others. This award was given to EmployAbility for the successful work we do in helping talented students and graduates obtain roles with top graduate employers, who might otherwise have […]

Pre-employment health questionnaires

01 Oct 2010

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to ask job applicants general questions about their health or a disability prior to making a job offer.

Tab Ahmad’s interview on the BBC

25 May 2010

Tab Ahmad, Founder & Managing Director of EmployAbility, was interviewed on the BBC’s Working Lunch programme on 21st April 2010

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