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.

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca joined EmployAbility in 2013 and is responsible for candidate support, programme management and social media marketing. She has spent 6 years in recruitment across both graduate and experienced hire, with experience of providing disability support and consultancy. Rebecca has also worked in social media and book publishing. Click here for full biography of Rebecca 


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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This EmployAbility event was inspirational, informative and allowed an unbelievable networking opportunity. That is, you were able to network with recruiters and employees of the ‘magic circle’ law firms and people with disabilities similar to yourself whom had gone through the recruitment process and been hired.

JS, Maths Student, University of Nottingham

Our employers

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