Alliance member Leonard Cheshire Disability has launched ‘Change100’, a national campaign to find talented disabled undergraduates to work in some of the UK’s leading companies as paid interns this summer.
By launching Change100 Leonard Cheshire Disability wants to address the under-representation of disabled people in the workplace and highlight the fact that many disabled students are talented, ambitious, and would thrive in the world of work.
The scheme also supports businesses to become more confident about disability by giving advice and guidance about how to support employees with disabilities and long-term health conditions. Some of the UK’s leading employers have already signed up, including Experian, Prospects, SABMiller plc and Standard Life.
University students now have until 10 March to apply for the scheme. Successful applicants will get mentoring and guidance throughout their paid, three-month placement to support them to excel and thrive within the workplace.
Change100 has placements across the UK and is open to anyone with a long term health condition or disability, including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities like dyslexia and dyspraxia.
For more information please visit: www.leonardcheshire.org/change100