Charity launches Change100 internship for disabled people in work
Prospects will be working closely with Leonard Cheshire Disability on the recently launched ‘Change100’. ‘Change100’ is a national campaign to address the under-representation of disabled people in the workplace, and find talented, disabled undergraduates to work in some of the UK’s leading companies as paid interns.
The scheme aims to broaden the public’s understanding of what disability is, and highlight the fact that many disabled students are talented, ambitious, and would thrive in the business sector.
Leonard Cheshire Disability will support businesses to become more confident about disability by giving advice and guidance on how to support employees with disabilities.
The scheme has engaged with Prospects and other UK leading employers, including Barclays, Experian and Standard Life.
Placements will be available across the UK and are open to anyone with a long term health condition or disability, i.e. physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities.
Prospects will be participating by enrolling one student for a work placement in summer 2014. The successful applicant will receive mentoring and guidance throughout their paid, three month placement to support them in the workplace.
Applications for 'Change100' close on 10 March.
Find out more about 'Change100'.