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Disabilities and careers - reaching your potential

The Spark, TS009
Monday 20 May 2019 (10:00-17:00)

The National Careers Service are running these workshops on 20 May and 3 June, designed for adults (aged 19+) who have disabilities, learning difficulties or other health conditions, to help you with recognising your strengths and requesting reasonable adjustments when job searching and making career plans.

- You can book on and attend both sessions, or choose just one

- If you attend both sessions, you can choose to do this on the same day, or spilt it across two days

- Staff and students who feel the session would be beneficial to them are welcome to attend

The sessions’ location is fully wheelchair accessible. If we can make any reasonable adjustments (e.g. handouts in a particular format, or sensory adjustments), please contact Hannah West ( as soon as possible, in order to help us with meeting your request.

Details of sessions

Session 1 (10AM - 1PM) – “Know Yourself”

This session focuses on giving you confidence in your own skills and discussing how to display these on your CV. We’ll:

  • Explore ways to help you identify and understand your skills, values, interest and motivations
  • Consider how to research what job roles may be suited to your skillset, values and experiences
  • Provide you with the tools and information needed to create a winning CV
  • Ensure you know how to access further or specialist information to help you move forward

Session 2 (2PM - 5PM) – “Disclosing disabilities, learning difficulties and long term health conditions”

This session focuses on how to discuss disabilities, learning difficulties and long term health conditions with employers in a positive manner, for mutual benefit. We’ll:

· Cover the legal standpoint for disclosure

· Consider the benefits of disclosing a disability, learning difficulty or long-term medical condition

· Describe what reasonable adjustments are

· Help you to consider what reasonable adjustments might be relevant to you and how best to ask employers for these

· Identify further sources of support to help you with disclosure

· Practice using the STAR method to give examples of your skills/experience


Page last updated on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 4.21pm.


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