Student & Graduate Testimonials
“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.”
“I think you have been excellent, you have taken the time and effort to address my specific problems with great care and attention. It has improved my job prospects as I now have a clearer understanding of what area in banking I want to work for.”
“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!”
"The work undertaken by the EmployAbility team is essential to the diversification of the workplace when it comes to disability, and the understanding of the wide range of skills that such individuals can bring to the legal profession."
TC, BPP Law School, 2016
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
“Although the internship I eventually secured this year was not one that I applied for through Employability, the experiences and advice that your organisation has offered me throughout the recruitment process has been extremely useful in helping me to finally succeed at interview, and I would like to extend my thanks to you and your colleagues.”
AS, Undergraduate, Nottingham University 2015
“…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.
EmployAbility is about much more than applying for jobs! Justin was excellent at providing help and support throughout the application process - from the form to the final interview. After I received an offer I was invited to an orientation event to enable me get the most from my internship. During the internship itself, I was offered further support and invited to attend networking events with EmployAbility alumni.
When I first became aware of the FSA Graduate Development Programme, I was extremely interested in finding out more but nervous about the application process. The support from Justin and everybody at EmployAbility gave me the confidence to apply and their help and advice from the original insight day to the application and then assessment centres was invaluable. I genuinely feel that I would not have been successful without this support.
Thanks to you and your excellent team for all of the hard work that you did on my behalf, from checking over my CV and helping me to prepare for my interviews. I am very happy that with this job offer I have been placed on the right path of my career progression. I would not hesitate to recommend EmployAbility to others (with disabilities)...
EmployAbility supported me the whole way through making applications. Justin was always able to help me through the process of letting employers know of my disability. The one thing I learnt from applying for graduate schemes is not to give up after facing rejections from companies and that EmployAbility will be there to help you […]
I especially found the workshops useful and it was nice to be able to speak to other graduates about their experiences.
I think the work your organisation does can change people’s lives and has had a huge positive impact on my life.
EmployAbility is not just an organisation to make applications through. Over time you build up a relationship with each and every member of the team so that they come to know who you are and what your needs are.
Because of the direct approach EmployAbility has, I did not have to spend a lot of time explaining my situation to different employers and so a lot of stress and pressure was taken off me.
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 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.