Events and vacancies for students and graduates with disabilities/mental health conditions

Events for disabled students/graduates

Check CareerConnect for a full list of all of our upcoming sessions.

  • Google Disability Conference 2021
    Wednesday 1 December, 3-5.40pm & Thursday 2 December, 3-5.40pm
    Google is thrilled to be hosting their first ever Disability Conference (Google DisCo) for students, new graduates, and industry professionals with disabilities.
  • Kickstart your Career with Change 100
    Wednesday 8 December, 4-5pm
    Are you a disabled student or graduate looking to kick start your career? You’ll have the chance to learn about the types of role on offer through Change 100, what makes a successful application and how the programme can help build your confidence in managing your disability in the workplace.
  • Kickstart your Career with Change 100
    Friday 17 December, 2-3pm
    Are you a disabled student or graduate looking to kick start your career? You’ll have the chance to learn about the types of role on offer through Change 100, what makes a successful application and how the programme can help build your confidence in managing your disability in the workplace.

Recordings of past sessions

  • Careers Service talks on YouTube Include: Career Planning with a Disability: Advice for Finalists, Transition to Employment for Graduates with Disabilities, Approaching Employers as a Disabled Student and Building your personal brand.

Organisations that advertise vacancies and run events for disabled students/graduates

Here we provide details of organisations who regularly advertise vacancies and events for students and graduates with disabilities and/or mental health conditions. These may include internships, graduate positions, webinars, employer information/networking events or useful resources, and will vary depending on the time of year.

We feature the following organisations who have their own job boards and event pages; they source opportunities from a wide range of inclusive employers. You can check their latest updates via the links below and/or request to be added to their mailing lists.

  • BBC Extend Hub BBC's new talent disability recruitment portal for apprenticeships and trainee roles.
  • City Disabilities Mentoring opportunities in London, focusing on jobs in the City.
  • Civil Service Early Diversity and Summer Diversity Internship programmes.
  • Change 100 Summer internship & mentoring scheme for students and recent graduates with a long-term condition or disability. You can read a blog from past intern Amy about her experiences here
  • EmployAbility Events, internships, graduate roles and scholarships.
  • Evenbreak Matches disabled job seekers with inclusive employers and offers working from home opportunities and advertises roles exclusively for disabled applicants via their Careers Hive jobs platform
  • EY's Neuro-Diverse Centre of Excellence Offering a Technology Consultant role specifically for Neuro-Diverse individuals
  • Leonard Cheshire Parent organisation to Change 100, provides advice and support.
  • MyPlus Students' Club Events, internships, graduate roles and resources.
  • Remploy Employment service offering employment advice, training and placements for disabled people, including CV and application help and advice on disclosure and benefits.
  • Scope Employment Service Offers employment support programs for disabled graduates.
The following specialise in offering employment opportunities for applicants on the autistic spectrum.
  • Ambitious about Autism Paid opportunities throughout the year in leading organisations and companies.
  • Enna Recruitment agency offering a range of opportunities nationwide.

If you're interested in working with business leaders to increase awareness of disability issues and implement best practice, Disability Connect works with students and graduates who wish to act as a mentor for businesses. Mentors need not have any previous experience to apply and will receive full training; this is a great opportunity to make a difference and gain new skills.