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On IDPWD, hear from one of our Campus Brand Ambassadors

On IDPWD, hear from one of our Campus Brand Ambassadors

The help and advice EmployAbility has provided me in making the first few steps of my career has been invaluable. It was only during the one-day event with J.P. Morgan that I became confident about disclosing my learning disability as part of the recruitment cycle....

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EmployAbility at the Google EMEA Disability Conference 2021

EmployAbility at the Google EMEA Disability Conference 2021

We at EmployAbility were so excited to be part of the first Google Disability Conference (Google DisCo). Watch our CEO & Founder Tab Ahmad speak to Meg Stanger, a recruiter at Google, to discuss how EmployAbility supports Google candidates who would like to request...

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How I escaped the darkness of panic attacks

How I escaped the darkness of panic attacks

What does a panic attack feel like? No two people would give exactly the same answer, and the intensity of attacks can vary. But for me, the simple answer is ‘terrifying’. It is being convinced I am about to have a heart attack, or drop dead from a brain haemorrhage...

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Even my team didn’t know I had a disability

Even my team didn’t know I had a disability

As CEO of EmployAbility, Tab Ahmad helps bring down barriers to employment for graduates with neurodiversities, mental health issues and disabilities. But for years she coped alone with disabling panic attacksWhen Tab Ahmad founded EmployAbility in 2006, she had a...

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2020: Celebrating the positives

2020: Celebrating the positives

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year like no other. For many, notably those with mental health conditions, the challenges can seem overwhelming. And for disabled people already struggling to gain barrier-free access to employment in a ferociously...

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Prove it: discrimination by the back door

Prove it: discrimination by the back door

EmployAbility is using its platform to draw attention to the common practice of employers requesting that neurodiverse candidates provide medical evidence of their condition, before being provided with adjustments in the recruitment process. Our aims are threefold....

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Internships & graduate programmes at the FCA

Internships & graduate programmes at the FCA

EmployAbility was delighted to co-host the first virtual FCA Insight Day this month. The FCA’s ongoing commitment to the values of equal access and an adapted workplace which nurtures belonging. The insight day gave attendees the chance to understand more about the...

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Welcome to Our New Branding

Welcome to Our New Branding

Here at EmployAbility we have been busy creating our new brand story and with this comes our fab new logo, colors and style. We hope you like it. Like many organisations out there we have been doing our thing for a long time, building up wonderful partners, staff and...

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EmployAbility Wins Disability-Smart People’s Choice Award

EmployAbility Wins Disability-Smart People’s Choice Award

EmployAbility is incredibly proud to have won the first ever Business Disability Forum, Disability-Smart People’s Choice Award. This is a new category, and all nominations were made by disabled people who were asked to “choose their champion” of accessibility and good...

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Rory

Rory

In another of our series of ‘Meet our Talent’ interviews, Rory talks geography, dyslexia, boundaries.

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Daniel

Daniel

As part of our series of interviews, EmployAbility candidate Daniel tells us how dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia have impacted his studies, about life at Imperial, and about his career plans.

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Saanwal

Saanwal

One of our series of interviews, focusing on EmployAbility’s talented candidates, disabled graduate Saanwal gives us an insight into his unusual academic and career path.

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Raazi

Raazi

Meet Our Talent is a series of interviews with some of the students and graduates we’ve been working with. In our first interview we meet aspiring Economist Raazi, our University of Leicester Campus Ambassador.

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EmployAbility on EmployAble Me

EmployAbility on EmployAble Me

Earlier this year we were delighted to be contacted by the BBC about taking part in series two of Employable Me. The series aims to show how having a neurological condition – like autism or Tourette’s –  or a physical disability doesn’t make someone unemployable....

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My EmployAbility – Aquila Ali

How did you find out about EmployAbility? I heard about Employability through a friend. I was finishing up my studies and was feeling apprehensive about applying for jobs and having to disclose my disability. I worried I wouldn’t even get to the interview stage and...

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J.P. Morgan EmployAbility Insight Day – September 2017

J.P. Morgan EmployAbility Insight Day – September 2017

EmployAbility was delighted to hold the second J.P. Morgan Insight day on 22nd September. Aimed at providing talented disabled students and graduates with the opportunity to meet J.P. Morgan employees from across the firm, it was an essential event for anyone...

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Accenture Women in Consulting Insight Day – September 2017

Accenture Women in Consulting Insight Day – September 2017

EmployAbility was delighted to join with Accenture to present their Accenture’s Women in Consulting Insight Day at their London office. The event was part of a series of insight days designed to promote their Consulting programme, which has start dates from January...

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My EmployAbility – Matt Williams

My EmployAbility – Matt Williams

My name is Matthew, and I am currently studying BSc Management at the London School of Economics. At the end of 2016, I started to apply to internships at a variety of companies around London. After applying to a programme at J.P. Morgan, EmployAbility immediately...

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My EmployAbility – Anonymous Case Study

How did you found out about EmployAbility? After I graduated from university in 2003, I had quite a difficult couple of years.  Despite having a very good academic record I struggled to gain employment.  I made hundreds of job applications, and attended dozens of...

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My EmployAbility – Anna Kuosmanen

How did you find out about EmployAbility and the Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities? When I was an undergrad working as a research assistant, one of the postdocs in the group told me about Google Anita Borg Scholarship. When I was applying for that, I...

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My EmployAbility – Abigail Adewunmi

How did you found out about EmployAbility? I first found out about EmployAbility from an email sent from my university Accessibility centre How were we able to help you? EmployAbility has been of great help, I received feedback on my CV when I first applied. I was...

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My EmployAbility – Eleanor Gribben

My EmployAbility – Eleanor Gribben

How did you find out about EmployAbility? My Mum actually found EmployAbility whilst I was applying directly to companies for Internships. The best part that sold it to me was the support in your applications and getting feedback on your application/CV. How...

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My EmployAbility – Alexandra Tzilivaki

My EmployAbility – Alexandra Tzilivaki

How did you find out about EmployAbility and the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities? My supervisor sent email to all lab members informing us that there are many prestigious Scholarships awarded by Google especially for senior Postdocs/ Computer...

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Kick-start your job hunt at a careers fair

Kick-start your job hunt at a careers fair

Going to a careers fair can be a great way to fast-track your graduate job hunt. They offer you a unique opportunity to meet recruiters face-to-face, get a real feel for what it might be like to work for a range of companies and ask for insider advice on completing a...

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My EmployAbility – Akash Burrun

My EmployAbility – Akash Burrun

I attended my first employability event held at Google during my second year at university. Having recently been diagnosed with dyslexia, I was unsure about how to disclose my disability nor was I confident in requesting adjustments. Through the attentive and...

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Visiting a Careers Fair – 10 Top Tips!

Visiting a Careers Fair – 10 Top Tips!

Visiting a careers fair is a fantastic step towards finding your first graduate job, but it can be a tad overwhelming if you aren’t clear about what you hope to gain from your day. It will probably be the first time you meet recruiters face-to-face, so it is very...

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My EmployAbility – Vaibhav Adlakha

My EmployAbility – Vaibhav Adlakha

My name is Vaibhav Adlakha. I have had Cerebral Palsy since birth due to which I have restricted mobility in my arms and legs and use a wheelchair. I also have Visual Motor Perception which impacts my sense of direction and figures. I live in the Netherlands and after...

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My EmployAbility – Jonathan Andrews

My EmployAbility – Jonathan Andrews

I’m an English student at King’s College London, currently on a winter vacation scheme at Hogan Lovells. I also have multiple disabilities – Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Dyspraxia. So, how did I manage to succeed against the odds; to stand out from the rest of the...

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My EmployAbility – Michael Barron

My EmployAbility – Michael Barron

When I was 15, I contracted salmonella, septicaemia and bacterial meningitis that subsequently left me with a hearing condition, chronic fatigue and muscular pains in my legs. By undertaking a reduced timetable, I was able to continue my studies and read law at the...

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My EmployAbility – Emeka Ezugwu

I was in my final year of a Computer Science at The University of Manchester before I came across EmployAbility. I was extremely interested in securing a Summer Internship at an Investment Bank and had so far been unable to adequately perform at two assessment centres...

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My EmployAbility – Tom Firth-Jones

I graduated with First Class honours in Philosophy from the University of Leeds in 2012. I've spent the last year completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School in London. It was during my GDL studies that I discovered I was dyslexic, after struggling to...

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My EmployAbility – Sarah Tattersall

I first came across EmployAbility via an email from my university department when I was in the beginning of my second year studies. I’d just flopped my first ever technical interview which also just happened to be for a Google summer internship. Needless to say I...

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My EmployAbility – Daisy Ogdubemi

I studied a law degree at University of Leicester and graduated in 2012.  I began the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2013 on a part-time basis alongside working various jobs. I came across EmployAbility at BPP last year whilst studying for the LPC.  I chose to use...

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My EmployAbility – Dan Smith

Two and a half years ago I was happily going about my business studying engineering at the University of Bristol and revising for the end of my second year exams. One day I noticed a slight fuzziness in my left hand eye and got it checked out at the Optometrist who...

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The Financial Times writes about Employability: How to spread the jobs net wider

The Financial Times writes about Employability: How to spread the jobs net wider

The article quotes Tab Ahmad, Managing Director & Founder of EmployAbility, who highlighted the benefits of recruiting from the widest pool of talent to create more diverse teams, which produce more innovative solutions. The piece also mentions the barriers that disabled job applicants face, which many employers are unaware of.

The complete article can be viewed on the FT website http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/86e38e22-9095-11e0-9531-00144feab49a.html#ixzz1OnJ2Pj9o

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Equality in Higher Education

A recent report published by the Equality Challenge Unit, gives an encouraging insight into the progress being made by higher education institutions over recent years with regard to equality legislation and best practice. The number of staff and students who feel able...

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EmployAbility – Best Graduate Partner 2010!

EmployAbility – Best Graduate Partner 2010!

EmployAbility win the National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2010 in the Best Graduate Recruitment Partner category. Other participants in the awards included; Sainsbury's, L'Oreal, Pareto Law amongst others. This award was given to EmployAbility for the successful work...

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