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 service for special recognition. We were nominated by Harry Ashcroft, one of our candidates.
EmployAbility’s Ambassador, Sonia Shah, collected the award, noting, “it is really important to showcase and recognise the powerful work EmployAbility does. EmployAbility advocates on behalf of students.” Sonia was joined by Sarah Denness, who has worked for the organisation for fifteen years, providing daily support to our talented disabled students with individualised advice on all aspects of the recruitment process. Tab Ahmad, EmployAbility’s founder and Managing Director said of last week’s achievement, “for me this award highlights the importance of the tailored and individual adjustments advice EmployAbility offers to talented disabled university students and graduates to enable them to compete with their non disabled peers on a level playing field when applying to graduate roles. We are delighted to have been nominated by one of our candidates, and are committed to providing continued support to candidates like Harry, Sonia and others, and to partnering with even more inclusive employers than we already do – who are willing to engage, do things differently, and to adapt policies and recruitment processes to ensure they aren’t missing out on talented disabled candidates.”