I'm really happy to know that the EmployAbility team can speak to graduate recruiters on my behalf and support me in explaining my situation. I would not have the knowledge, experience or confidence to this without assistance.
On the whole it was a very rewarding experience and I hope to attend similar events in the future."
"...From networking with people with disabilities it is now ever clearer if you have ambition, drive and commitment, you can achieve your goal! 10 out of 10!”
“This event changed my perspective about my own disability, employers’ perceptions about disability and enabled to understand my disability and taught me how I can overcome some of the barriers I have had in the past (specifically at the application stages for roles) and overall how to move on in my career. “
"...the event had an entire genuine feel to it in that it felt like it was organised to guide and help you in the best possible way.”
“The Employability in Law event was much more informative than I had hoped for. Pursuing a career in law can be disheartening at times, especially if you have a disability. Meeting a variety of individuals with a range of disabilities gave me hope and also an extra sense of determination.”
“Just wanted to say thanks for putting on such a great event last Thursday. It was great to hear the stories of everyone who was there. You and your team do such a great job at bringing out the best in people and make a significant impact to many of our lives!”
Thank you to EmployAbility for giving me the confidence to pursue my dream career at a leading City law firm, such as Reed Smith.”
WY, Nottingham Graduate
“…I have been continually impressed by EmployAbility. The event was very well organised and the kind and helpful staff at EmployAbility made me feel comfortable and welcomed. This is something you don’t get on most open days!”
“This is event is to be recommended for people with disabilities who want to know how to approach law firms and what adjustments might be made in the recruitment process.” BW, History Student, University of Oxford
I cannot express how much this event shaped my technology vision. Google have given me ideas and tools to apply my capability, and vision to take forward and hone-in my specialized field of assistive technology and my studies. It was simply an incredible day to be surrounded by Googlers (Google staff) who are fervent about what they do in the fast-paced digital technology industry.
I would recommend the EmployAbility team to any employers looking to attract talented disabled students to their organisations for their ability to use their knowledge, experience and expertise in the area of disability and employment to benefit both disabled students and employers alike.
Thank you so much for yesterday's event at Herbert Smith, it was incredibly useful and really refreshing to hear what you had to say.
Disability Awareness and Confidence Training, delivered by Tab Ahmad for Google Zurich technology recruiting staff, 13th April, 2011
Was just talking to some of the Recruiters in the library and one said "that disability tech talk was super super amazing, the best one I have ever been to at Google", her colleague replied "yes, only training session I have ever been to where people applauded at the end".
Disability Awareness and Confidence Training, delivered by Tab Ahmad for Google London recruiting staff, 6th April, 2011
Thanks again for coming in, the audience found it really useful!
Disability Awareness and Confidence Training, delivered by Tab Ahmad for Google London staff, 23 February, 2011
I wish I'd attended a session like this years ago, and I'll be evangelising it to my colleagues!
It was good to learn and talk in a safe environment. All really useful and relevant to my role.
I found this course provided awareness, and was a refresher having attended it a few years ago. I felt it provided good all round advice by tailoring case scenarios, a disability quiz and Q&A session. All employees should attend this course as compulsory training to raise awareness!
[The Disability Awareness Training was] very clear and comprehensive, with useful points on taking on a disabled team member and understanding adjustments for people with disabilities.