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. I applied to two EmployAbility internships and learnt a lot through the experience.
The workshops on applications, interviews and assessment centres were really helpful. They clarified what it was I had to do to demonstrate my skills and experience to potential employers.
Sarah was great in giving me guidance in dealing with a bad experience I had applying for a graduate scheme. She supported me with speaking to the organisation about my concerns and also met with them. The experience gave me a lot more confidence in asking for reasonable adjustments and a better awareness of disability inclusive recruitment practices.
I recently got a job with the Citizens Advice Service. Justin gave me useful guidance on the reasonable adjustment I required for the task. And I really made sure I focussed on explaining my actions in the examples I gave for the interview, a skill that Tab really helped me learn through the interactive workshops.
AS, MSc Social Policy and Planning at London School of Economics (2011)
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