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future you - career opportunities for disabled students

FREE WEBINAR 23rd June 2pm - 4.50pm

Join us for a unique insight into the career opportunities of leading disability confident employers and the opportunity to get your career off to a flying start.

If you are a high performing undergraduate with a disability or long term health condition who wants to pursue an exciting career with a global employer, apply to join us at our unique Future You careers insight event. Meet global employers, including AccentureBPJP Morgan and KPMG, and gain a real insight into commerce and what is possible for your future career.

Attending will enable you to:
Hear first-hand from our panellists what it is like to work with a disability in a top employer

  • Learn what, when and how to disclose your disability to an employer in order to gain the support you require
  • Participate in a confidence building session
  • Expand your network with disability confident employers 

Meet the Firms

Eligibility

This event is open to undergraduate students, in any year of study, with a disability or long term condition including, but not limited to: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, autism, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.

Ideally, you will :

  • Have a strong academic track record; and be on track to achieve a 2.1 or above
    • If you have mitigating circumstances which have prevented you from achieving these grades, do inform us and we will take this into account.
  • Have an interest in pursuing a corporate career, ideally with one of the participating firms.

Whilst not exclusively for STEM students, the firms are particularly interested in receiving applications from students who are studying STEM subjects.

Students studying for a Masters of PHD are also welcome to apply.

When and where

Wednesday 23rd June; 2pm – 4.50pm

Virtually, over zoom

Applications close on Friday 18th June 


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To register for a place please email Becky Hill

EMBRACING AND COMMUNICATING YOUR STRENGTHS

FREE WEBINAR 29th September 12pm

When it comes to disability it’s very easy to think about all the things you cannot do, or that you can no longer do. However, it is time to think about what you can do and what skills, strengths and competencies you do have. We all develop skills as a result of our experiences and this is also true if you have to manage a disability on a day to day basis in a world that, let’s face it, isn’t always geared up for it. These are skills that employers are potentially looking for.

If you have applied for a graduate job or internship, you may have encountered questions either on the application form or during an interview such as “Why should we hire you?” or “Tell me about a time where you had to demonstrate (a specific competency)”.

The purpose of these questions is to find out where your strengths lie and whether or not you have the relevant skills and aptitude to excel in the role. Employers will also be assessing your profile against the other candidates to see what unique skills and experiences you can bring to the organisation.

Join this free webinar by Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, who will take you through 5 ways to develop your employability skills whilst at university.

This webinar will cover:

  • Your disability: help or hindrance?
  • What are strengths and how are they relevant?
  • Additional strengths you have gained as a result of managing your disability
  • Positively positioning your disability: writing your strengths statement.


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To register for a place please email Jo Metcalf

To inform or not to inform talking about your disability to an employer

FREE WEBINAR 20th October 12pm

One of the most difficult decisions to make is whether or not you are going to inform a potential employer about your disability or health condition. Not surprisingly you fear that you will be discriminated against, judgements will be made about your ability and / or that you will be seen as a hassle; and that is before we even begin to talk about concerns over how the information provided will be used and who it will be shared with.

However, if you are not open about your disability not only can’t you draw on some of your experiences to demonstrate your skills and strengths; more importantly, you won’t be able to ask for the support/ adjustments that you may need during the recruitment process. And without this support you will not be able to demonstrate your suitability for the role and more than likely will be rejected for a role that you are more than capable of doing.

During this free webinar Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, who will help you to understand the benefits of being open, the consequences of not, and provide some hints and tips on how to write your ‘openness statement’

This webinar will:

  1. Highlight why employers ask about disability
  2. Look at how the information is used and who it is shared with
  3. Build understanding into the benefits of being open, and the consequences of not
  4. Consider what information is appropriate to share
  5. Enable delegates to write their ‘openness statement’


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To register for a place please email Jo Metcalf

adjustments during the recruitment process - how to request support if you have a disability

FREE WEBINAR 1st December 12pm

Recruitment processes are designed to be challenging and competitive however, for those with a disability, they can be impossible if appropriate support and adjustments are not put in place.

Employers don’t intentionally have barriers in their recruitment processes however they recognise that barriers may exist for those who have a disability or health condition and that is why they are more than happy to make adjustments to the process and / or provide support. The aim of which is to ‘level the playing field’; to ensure that no-one is either at an advantage or a disadvantage and instead ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to demonstrate their potential.

Not surprisingly, however, asking for this support seems daunting; but if you don’t request it, you may well be rejected for roles that you are more than capable of doing.

During this free webinar by Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, will shed light on the support that employers can make, how the adjustment process works and advise applicants on the best way to request what they require.

During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  1. Consider the purpose of adjustments & support during the recruitment process
  2. Explore the wide variety of support that employers can provide
  3. Gain insights into how the adjustment process works
  4. Build your confidence to request the support you require


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To register for a place please email Jo Metcalf

PAST EVENTS

applying with a disability: how to account for mitigating circumstances

FREE WEBINAR 12th May 2021 12pm

Applying for jobs is hard work and time consuming for everyone however add in a disability, lower grades or a lack of work experience and it can become even harder not least that it is difficult to know what information to share with an employer and how to do so.

As a student applying for jobs, you may be concerned about your disability or that you may have lower grades and this will automatically result in being rejected by an employer. However, genuine mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration; what is key is knowing how to position them. By positioning differences on an application positively, it is possible for an applicant to stand out for the ‘right’ reasons and ensure that an offer of an interview is forthcoming.

This workshop will:

  • Build understanding about job applications for students with disabilities.
  • Highlight why employers ask about support requirements and mitigating circumstances
  • Provide insights into the benefits of being open about mitigating circumstances, and the consequences of not
  • Enable you to confidently position your mitigating circumstances
  • Provide practical tools to positively disclose a disability


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To register for a place please email Jo Metcalf

Ability@Google 23rd March 5pm-7pm

Via Google Meet

Google is proud to be collaborating with MyPlus, to invite you to our event celebrating and supporting students with disabilities or long term health conditions. During the event, you’ll have the chance to network with other students, meet Googlers from our Ability Network, enjoy a talk on the topic of accessibility at Google and a panel discussing using your disability to your advantage and positioning it positively.

Who can apply?

This program is open to all higher education students in EMEA graduating in 2021, 2022, 2023 or 2024. You do not have to identify as a person with a disability in order to attend.

There are two tracks for areas of study to be eligible for this event. Either you will be studying a Computer Science or a related degree and interested in a role in tech, or for the business side, you must be interested and have experience in sales, customer support, account management, marketing or business background and also (for the business students only) it would be a bonus if you speak one of the following languages; Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Romanian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Greek, Ukrainian, Croatian, Czech, Lithuanian, Slovak, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek or Hebrew.

What is a disability, am I included?

Students with a disability or long term health conditions are encouraged to apply, these could be including but not limited to physical disabilities, mental health or neurodiverse conditions.

This event has limited spaces, so please register by 23rd February 2021 for a chance to be selected. All applicants will be notified by 9th March 2021.

Ability@Google

Google and MyPlus Event for Students with Disabilities or Long Term Conditions

When

Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 5pm-7pm

Where

Join us virtually over Google Meet


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To register for a place please click on the link:  Register here

Developing employability skills with a disability - how to make the most of your time at university

FREE WEBINAR 17th March 2021 12pm

When it comes to recruiting the best graduates, employers look for much more than just good academics. They want rounded individuals; those who have immersed themselves in university life and taken positions of responsibility, developed leadership skills, shown initiative, etc.

And this will involve students joining clubs and societies, volunteering, gaining work experience and developing the skills required to successfully navigate recruitment processes. However, if you lack confidence, combined with the added challenge of managing your disability, getting involved can seem challenging, if not impossible.

Join this free webinar by Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, who will take you through 5 ways to develop your employability skills whilst at university.

This webinar will challenge you to:

  1. Develop your understanding of what employers are looking for
  2. Question your assumptions of what is possible
  3. Try new things
  4. Gain work experience; paid or otherwise
  5. Build your professional network


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To register for a place please email Jo Metcalf

WHAT IS A DISABILITY: AM I INCLUDED

FREE WEBINAR 28th January 2021 12pm

When applying for jobs, you are often asked the question: ‘Do you have a disability?’ or ‘Do you consider yourself to have a disability?’ It can be difficult to know how to answer this not least that we don’t necessarily know what the term disability includes and, understandably, don’t wish to identify with the ‘disability’ label.

A much more useful way to consider the question is whether you would benefit from any support or adjustments either during the recruitment process or in the workplace.

Join this free webinar by Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and CEO and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, who will take you through 5 points to consider when faced with the question: ‘Do you have a disability’?

This webinar will look at:

  1. Understanding what is covered by the term ‘disability’
  2. What support you may benefit from to demonstrate your potential
  3. Why the employer is asking the question
  4. How the information you provide is used
  5. Positioning your disability positively


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To register for a place please email Jo Metcalf

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Explore the Law 2020

CAREERS INSIGHT EVENT

The City’s global law firms are looking for sharp legal minds, regardless of disability and / or degree, to solve complex problems and represent the needs of their diverse client base.

If you are a high performing undergraduate with a disability or long term health condition who wants to pursue a fast paced, exciting career in law, join us at our unique Explore the Law careers insight event.

Meet international law firms, including Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright and Slaughter and May, and gain a real insight into commercial law careers.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive skills sessions led by recruiters on topics such as interview skills, managing a disability in the workplace and requesting support in the recruitment process. You will also learn first-hand from our panellists what it is like to work with a disability in a leading City law firm.


May I take the opportunity once again to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic event. It really was beyond my expectations … I now know that I belong somewhere, that I am special, that we are unique and that we are brave and very capable people (and that) we can use any disadvantages and basically turn them to advantages.

– Konstantinos Fourniotakis

To find out more, and to apply, visit the Explore the Law website.

25 November

Webinar: Adjustments during the recruitment process

Date: 25th November - Time: 12pm - Location: Delivered via webinar link

Recruitment processes are designed to be challenging and competitive however, for those with a disability, they can be impossible if appropriate support and adjustments are not put in place.

Employers don’t intentionally have barriers in their recruitment processes however they recognise that barriers may exist for those who have a disability or health condition and that is why they are more than happy to make adjustments to the process and / or provide support. The aim of which is to ‘level the playing field’; to ensure that no-one is either at an advantage or a disadvantage and instead ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to demonstrate their potential.

Not surprisingly, however, asking for this support seems daunting; but if you don’t request it, you may well be rejected for roles that you are more than capable of doing.

During this free webinar by Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, will shed light on the support that employers can make, how the adjustment process works and advise applicants on the best way to request what they require.

During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  1. Consider the purpose of adjustments & support during the recruitment process
  2. Explore the wide variety of support that employers can provide
  3. Gain insights into how the adjustment process works
  4. Build your confidence to request the support you require
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Students Club & EY

In partnership with MyPlus, EY is hosting a webinar for students with disabilities on Thursday 29th October at 2pm.

This webinar is for students with a disability* or health condition who are interested in finding out about careers with EY, and what it is like to work for EY when you have a disability or health condition.

Agenda:

  • Welcome by EY and MyPlus
  • Disability at EY
    • The importance of being an inclusive employer
    • Disability network
  • The benefits of being open and how to request adjustments
  • Support offered during the recruitment process and how to access it
  • Q&A

Please click the link to register: Spotlight on EY - Register to Attend

*Disability includes but is not limited to conditions such as: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.

Herbert Smith Freehills 20 Oct

MyPlus & Herbert Smith Freehills Open Day

20TH OCTOBER, 10.30 AM TO 3.30 PM

Applications are now open for the Herbert Smith Freehills and MyPlus Students’ Club Open Day on Tuesday 20th October!

The Open Day is for high-performing students with a disability or long-term health condition* who are interested in a career in commercial law. The aim of the day is to help you learn more about the exciting work we do, our inclusive culture and how you could be involved if you joined us a trainee. You’ll meet lawyers from across the firm who will give you an insight into what it’s like to work at HSF with a disability and the support we provide throughout the application process and during your career with us.

The Open Day is open to all disciplines and students in any year as well as graduates. The deadline to apply is Friday 2nd October.

If you require adjustments to be made in order to apply please contact Rebecca.Worrall@hsf.com.

*Disability includes but is not limited to conditions such as: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.

Agenda

  • 10.30am – Arrival and welcome
  • 10.45am – Introduction to HSF
  • 11.30am – Break
  • 11.45am – Session on disclosure
  • 12.30pm – Applications advice session
  • 1.15pm – Lunch break
  • 1.45pm – Trainee Q&A
  • 2.30pm – Informal networking
  • 3.15pm – Questions and close


It was a very empowering workshop… For the first timein 20 years of my career I heard the voice of someonewho spoke about disability without any inhibitions.

– Parm Sahota; Employer Engagement,
Kings College London

Who should attend?

This workshop is relevant to all university staff who support students applying for jobs, internships and placements and who want to build their understanding of the challenges facing disabled students in relation to employment and their ability to provide guidance.

Webinar 28 Oct

Webinar: To inform or not to inform

Date: 28th October - Time: 12pm - Location: Delivered via webinar link

One of the most difficult decisions to make is whether or not you are going to inform a potential employer about your disability or health condition. Not surprisingly you fear that you will be discriminated against, judgements will be made about your ability and / or that you will be seen as a hassle; and that is before we even begin to talk about concerns over how the information provided will be used and who it will be shared with.

However, if you are not open about your disability not only can’t you draw on some of your experiences to demonstrate your skills and strengths; more importantly, you won’t be able to ask for the support/ adjustments that you may need during the recruitment process. And without this support you will not be able to demonstrate your suitability for the role and more than likely will be rejected for a role that you are more than capable of doing.

During this free webinar Helen Cooke, leading expert in disability and student recruitment and Founder of MyPlus Students’ Club, who will help you to understand the benefits of being open, the consequences of not, and provide some hints and tips on how to write your ‘openness statement’

This webinar will:

  1. Highlight why employers ask about disability
  2. Look at how the information is used and who it is shared with
  3. Build understanding into the benefits of being open, and the consequences of not
  4. Consider what information is appropriate to share
  5. Enable delegates to write their ‘openness statement’
Investing in Talent - 21 Oct

Investing in Talent 2020

INFORMATION FOR SC WEBSITE / EVENTS

We are committed to hiring the best people for our roles and we do not believe that any disability or long-term health conditions should be a barrier to that.

This is the message that the City’s leading banks are sending out to university talents.

If you are an ambitious undergraduate with a disability or long term health condition who wants to pursue exciting career opportunities in banking, Investing in Talent is not to be missed.

Meet global employers such as Blackrock, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, UBS and J.P. Morgan and gain a real insight into investment banking.

You will have the opportunity to join interactive skills sessions led by recruiters on applications and interviews; gain specialist advice about disclosure and requesting adjustments and have the opportunity to hear from bank representatives about how they manage their disability in the workplace.


I’ve struggled in the past to know how to handle my disability, which has basically meant simply hiding it. However, I now feel empowered to be open and confident about it; and ultimately that it really isn’t a big deal.

– Alpesh Rama,
University of Leicester

To find out more, and to apply, visit the Investing in Talent website.

GSK Webinar   20 Oct

GSK revealed - disability

EY & MyPlus Students’ Club webinar

20TH OCTOBER; 2.00 - 3.00PM

In partnership with MyPlus, GSK are hosting a webinar for students with disabilities on Tuesday 20th October at 2pm.

This webinar is for students with a disability* or health condition who are interested in finding out about careers with GSK, and what it is like to work for GSK when you have a disability or health condition.

The session will highlight why GSK is an employer of choice for students with disabilities and will outline the support they offer to their employees as well as top tips for making a great application.

Agenda

  • Welcome by GSK and MyPlus
  • Disability at GSK
  • Industrial Placements: meet Francesca
  • Future leaders programme: meet Hannah
  • Disclosure: top tips on how to share disability-related information with an employer.
  • Application Top Tips including how to access support and adjustments
  • Q&A
Herbert Smith Freehills 20 Oct

MyPlus & Herbert Smith Freehills Open Day

20TH OCTOBER, 10.30 AM TO 3.30 PM

Applications are now open for the Herbert Smith Freehills and MyPlus Students’ Club Open Day on Tuesday 20th October!

The Open Day is for high-performing students with a disability or long-term health condition* who are interested in a career in commercial law. The aim of the day is to help you learn more about the exciting work we do, our inclusive culture and how you could be involved if you joined us a trainee. You’ll meet lawyers from across the firm who will give you an insight into what it’s like to work at HSF with a disability and the support we provide throughout the application process and during your career with us.

The Open Day is open to all disciplines and students in any year as well as graduates. The deadline to apply is Friday 2nd October.

If you require adjustments to be made in order to apply please contact Rebecca.Worrall@hsf.com.

*Disability includes but is not limited to conditions such as: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.

Agenda

  • 10.30am – Arrival and welcome
  • 10.45am – Introduction to HSF
  • 11.30am – Break
  • 11.45am – Session on disclosure
  • 12.30pm – Applications advice session
  • 1.15pm – Lunch break
  • 1.45pm – Trainee Q&A
  • 2.30pm – Informal networking
  • 3.15pm – Questions and close