The Careers Service works very closely with the University Disability Service to support our disabled students. If you would like to discuss your career plans or job search strategy as a disabled student, please book an appointment with one of our qualified Careers Advisers or Careers Consultants, and if you need some adjustments made (e.g. extra time or bringing someone with you) do let us know in advance if possible.
The Equality Act 2010 makes unlawful direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation related to a disability and discrimination/unfavourable treatment arising from the disability itself. The act defines disability as ‘a physical or mental impairment’ that has ‘a substantial and long-term adverse effect’ on a person's ‘ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against in your search for work or feel that an employer has treated you unfairly on the basis of your disability you can do the following:
Provides support for people in Kirklees living with or recovering from mental ill health to find employment, voluntary work or education.
Internships for students and recent grads with disabilities, mental health conditions and learning disabilities.
Government scheme to help disabled people in work, for instance paying for taxis to and from work.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees (including workers) because of a mental or physical disability.
Employ-Ability advertises internships, graduate opportunities and grad fairs for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates.
Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.
Vercida is 'the world's leading diversity and inclusion employer brand platform'.
Mind have loads of helpful information around wellness and wellbeing in the workplace.