Prior to interning at UBS I was very apprehensive that I may not be good enough or able to cope. EmployAbility staff provided reassurance and both from that and my experiences I am far more confident in my own ability.
I attended an EmployAbility skills workshop where I had to present. They also helped me think about how to present myself in interviews and at assessment centres. EmployAbility helped me gain a place on the Barclay Summer Internship Programme, and I have now been offered a graduate job at Barclays in the Tax division. EmployAbility are a very helpful organisation. [They] gave me a lot more confidence when applying where sometimes I doubted my ability due to dyslexia, also pushing me to do well during the internship. Keep up the good work!
It helped receiving the email updates to alert me to job opportunities. It also helped to have someone to talk to discuss things with. Justin assisted me by editing my covering letter. He also visited me [at home] to discuss the adjustments I would need for my internship at the National Audit Office (NAO). I was more confident with adjustments in place for my job at the NAO, and knowing there was someone I could call if I needed to.
I regularly spoke with Sarah Denness who advised me on how to prepare for the interviews/assessment centres and encouraged me to apply as I originally wasn’t sure if I be suited. Conversations with Sarah were very useful as she assured me that they’d support me throughout the assessment process. EmployAbility arranged for me to sit the numerical/verbal tests in Barclays Wealth’s offices in London so that I could have extra time if needed. They also supported me throughout the assessment centre. [I have now been offered] a permanent job on the Private Banking Graduate Programme at Barclays Wealth. Thank you very much for your kind help and support.
AA, University College London
EmployAbility gave me excellent preparatory guidance for interviews and application procedures for law firm training contracts.
MN, Geography at University of Nottingham (2009)
I had many job rejections through the year and I appreciate the support they have continually given which encouraged me to keep trying to secure that summer internship. EmployAbility helped me gain a place on an internship programme at the National Audit Office this summer.
SC, Economics at Loughborough University (2010)
My job prospects were significantly improved as all the help and advice I received from them was targeted at securing me employment in a very competitive industry.
JL, Philosophy at University of Nottingham (2008)
I think their excellent advice and knowledge of the workplace and its demands and expectations, along with how a disability can be made to work in such an environment, played a large part in my success. A big thank you to all of the EmployAbility team for their time and help.
KJ, French at Warwick University (2010)
I have made contact with a group of people who I know will be willing and consistently able to provide me with the support and confidence I need to display my abilities to employers in the best possible light, and to this I am eternally grateful to EmployAbility.
AS, Oxford University
EmployAbility helped to show me some of the opportunities available which I did not know existed.
SS, Business & Accounting, Edinburgh University (2009)
Registering with EmployAbility has been the best decision that I have ever made and has completely changed my life.
Sam, Analyst in Equity Derivatives, Goldman Sachs (2007)
Through the internship that I got via EmployAbility I have been offered a permanent job as a trainee solicitor at Mayer Brown.
DM, Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (2007)
EmployAbility has helped me greatly in improving my interview skills and has provided invaluable advice and support regarding application forms and assessment centres.
MG, Management at University of Southampton (2008)
EmployAbility, without any hesitation has been highly influential in my success in receiving a graduate job at a leading US Investment Bank. I feel very honoured and grateful for their support.
SD, Geography at University of Nottingham (2010)
EmployAbility has provided an excellent quality of service and we would not hesitate to recommend them.
I would not hesitate to recommend EmployAbility
Group Head of Diversity, Barclays PLC
Our Firm (a leading global financial services firm) has worked with Tab Ahmad and Sarah Denness for the last 3 years to execute our diversity recruitment strategy for students with disability. We first worked with them in 2006 to develop an Interbank event for students with disabilities to raise awareness of the industry and challenge […]