I was concerned about how to make potential employers aware of my disability and necessary adjustments for interviews and assessment centres. The support and encouragement I have had from EmployAbility has been fantastic and I have just found out that I will be starting a full time job on the FSA graduate programme next year.
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.
I have now been offered a job on a graduate scheme and have no doubt that without the help, guidance and confidence from EmployAbility I would not have it! The team are always there to help and it is so nice to have someone you feel is on your side in what can be a very demoralising process.
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.
Employability were so helpful when I got through to an assessment centre for an internship which I subsequently gained for the Summer vacation.
I have invited EmployAbility to run skills workshop sessions for the disabled participants for the past five years now. These sessions have always been well received by the students, who have found the information provided extremely useful. I have no hesitation in referring students to EmployAbility and highly recommend them.
I was amazed at how committed [EmployAbility] were to help me succeed.
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!
Tab, Justin and Sarah were really supportive. They were professional, friendly and very encouraging. I attended the workshops they gave, and spoke to them individually for advice on applications.
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.
Employability has been the best organisation I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They are highly professional in everything they do and give amazing advice during all stages of your application process.
Before meeting Employability, I found job searching extremely hard. However after talking through my strengths, weaknesses, and career plans with Tab and Justin, I felt a far greater understanding of what I wanted to do in my career, and the ways in which I could achieve it.
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.
The University of Nottingham and Employability work together to ensure that students have access to support and advocacy when they are making decisions about their careers and future professional aspirations.
Sarah Denness was extremely helpful during the online application and interview stage of the selection process for Goldman Sachs where I was offered a Summer Internship.
When I applied to Goldman Sachs and UBS through EmployAbility, I was confident that I had their support behind me.
MH, Business Computing Systems (City University)
I successfully gained a place on a Summer Analyst Program at Merrill Lynch. By taking part in the internship I have realised I can cope in a fast paced environment and have found areas which I would like to explore in terms of pursuing a full time career.
MH, Business Computing Systems at City University (2005)