Are you a final year student or recent graduate with a disability?

 June 11th, 2010 10:06:26

 A ground-breaking project which aims to support finalists and graduates with disabilities or health conditions into work is starting at Nottingham’s Remploy branch.

Remploy is working with both Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University to recruit students for the course.

Remploy’s ‘Employability Programme’ was piloted across four UK cities last year and supported 60% of attendees into work. The company, which is the UK’s leading provider of specialist in employment services for those with disabilities, is now offering 24 places on the scheme which offers free support, training and specialist advice.

It is hoped that the first five-day course, which starts on 05 July, will enable attendees to be able to identify what employers are looking for, gain an increased knowledge of their own skills, develop effective workplace communication skills and to hone the ability to make effective presentations.

Also, each finalist or student will be assigned an advisor who will continue to work with them on completion of the five-day course. Their advisor will help them to develop their CVs, apply for jobs and practice for interviews, also offering moral support.

In addition to this, Remploy works closely with many leading companies, including Price-Waterhouse Coopers and Asda, to arrange work placements and interviews.

Remploy’s Nottingham Branch Manager, Emma Wilson, said: “Our Employability Programme is a course that has been designed to develop skills for working life and increase the employability of finalists and graduates.

“Remploy works closely with many high brand employers and has links with business meaning they can place you in jobs which may not be advertised.

“The aim of the programme is to teach practical skills to individuals; exactly the type of skills that we know employers are looking for. Upon completion of the programme candidates will have the confidence, skills and know-how to identify, apply for and acquire an appropriate self-selected post. “

The ten module course – between 10am and 4pm – will cover subjects aimed at preparing the graduate for interviews and the workplace.

Topics covered in the in-house programme on Friar Lane include:

  •     * Preparing for interviews
        * Labour market intelligence
        * Writing covering letters
        * Identifying employment priorities
        * Barriers to employment and identifying personal barriers
        * Understanding the recruitment process
        * Success at psychometric testing
        * Identifying graduates with disabilities and/or health conditions and matching the right opportunities
        * Provision of post employment support e.g. reasonable adjustment

For further information and interview requests, please contact:

Remploy Press Office 0116 2819842,


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