Tag - workplace inclusion

Talented Graduate Gets A Life-Changing Chance Through Disability Placement Programme

Charity turning a tide of disability employment gap in Northern Ireland. Queen’s University Belfast graduate Anna Lawrenson was scared to enter the labour market. That was until she was given a life changing opportunity with Leonard Cheshire’s Grad Employ programme. “I was still unsure of myself and my capabilities. I was quite scared actually,“ said Anna Lawrenson...

“We Want to Work Just As Much As Able Bodied People”

Belfast Man With Neuromuscular Condition Offers Insight To Employers and Fellow Graduates Having been excluded from many activities due to a lifelong disability, Belfast man Andrew Bailie, 23, had always felt his career options would not be ample.  “I have had to narrow down the scope of work I was looking for,” Andrew explained. He was...

Pioneering Employment Scheme Opens Up Career Chances of Newry Woman With Crohn’s Disease

“Do not be put off by that word – disability” -  Sarah Fox Urges Fellow Graduates A Newry woman who has been plagued by Crohn’s Disease has revealed how a new grad employment scheme has helped to kick start her career. Sarah Fox, 23, revealed that the chronic health condition she has had since her teens...

Ballymena Man Praises Disability Employment Scheme

"For me, it was a big thing. It was that sigh of relief moment." A graduate with ADHD and social anxiety has secured a paid job placement he loves, leaving behind worries that the condition would hamper his career prospects.   Stephen Baird, 25, was doing his four-month placement with a TV station in Belfast, NVTV, fully...