Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people across the UK. They have set up the Change100 internship program to support the career development of disabled university students, who might feel reluctant to disclose their disability when applying for a job, or unsure of whether they will be affected in the job by it. The scheme also aims to spread awareness among employers of how how great a benefit to the business sector capable, ambitious disabled students can be.
The program will give at least 10 students 3 months paid work experience in the South East of England and Edinburgh over this summer, with a further nine months of support. For businesses, Change100 offers advice on how to make their environments suitable for disabled employees, and thus make the most of this pool of talented individuals.
Applications for the internship positions will close on the 10th March. You can apply here.
Visit the Change100 website here.