Our team

At the heart of EmployAbility is our dedicated and experienced team, who are able to offer expert advice to employers and to students/graduates alike.

Tab Ahmad

Tab founded EmployAbility in 2006, after four years’ experience providing specialist disability and employment consultancy services to employers whilst at a disability charity, where she pioneered work in this sector. Previously, Tab founded and ran her own search firm specialising in financial services and investment banking, and she has over twenty years of experience in recruitment and selection. Click here for full biography of Tab.

Sarah Denness

Sarah co-founded EmployAbility with Tab, having hands on experience of managing programmes and services in the disability and employment sector since 2004. Sarah’s expertise in this sector is backed up by nine years experience of recruitment and selection. Click here for full biography of Sarah.

Justin Penney

Justin has been working with EmployAbility since 2008. He joined from Prospects, the employment arm of the National Autistic Society, where he spent nine years supporting students and graduates with Asperger’s Syndrome into employment. Click here for full biography of Justin.


We work with and are able to call upon the expertise of an extensive network of associates experienced in disability and employment issues, who are based throughout the UK.

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The reassurance, coaching and assistance that EmployAbility provides is invaluable, and they have helped many candidates to realise their potential through our selection process.

Executive Director - Campus Recruiting, J.P. Morgan

Our employers

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  • Acuris
  • Civil Service First Stream
  • Reed Smith
  • J.P. Morgan
  • National Health Service
  • Accenture
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • The Guardian
  • Dow
  • Enterprise Come Alive
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Google
  • Slaughter and May
  • Barclays
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Clifford Chance
  • Fieldfisher
  • Protiviti
  • Credit Suisse
  • Hackcampus
  • Cisco
  • FCA
  • Mayer Brown
  • Herbert Smith
  • Mills & Reeve
  • UBS
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Shell
  • National Audit Office
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Bloomberg
  • Credit Benchmark
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • KPMG
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • British Council
  • Allen & Overy
  • NatWest Markets
  • BNY Mellon
  • Wellcome Trust
  • CBRE
  • BP
  • Ernst & Young
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • Bird & Bird