Ten Top Tips to find work if you’re disabled

As we know, it’s twice as hard to find paid, sustainable work if you are disabled than if you are non-disabled. Here are my top tips for finding work: 1. Identify your strengths If you are trying to sell a car, you need to know the good points (features and benefits) of what you are … Continue reading Ten Top Tips to find work if you’re disabled

Natasha’s Story

Natasha Natasha is an incredibly bright young woman with two degrees, gained after having to learn from scratch how to function again after a brain haemorrhage, demonstrating her amazing determination and drive. Employers should be fighting over themselves to employ her, right? And she does receive many offers of work, but they are either unpaid … Continue reading Natasha’s Story

The Kickstart Scheme needs to include disabled young people

At Evenbreak, we welcome the Kickstart Scheme, and are keen to ensure that disabled young people aren't excluded from this scheme. Our friends at Microlink can offer lots of support if this is something you are interested in exploring further. Here, they explain how it works: The Office of National statistics have shown that young … Continue reading The Kickstart Scheme needs to include disabled young people

Electrocomponents’ commitment to inclusive recruitment goes from strength to strength as they join Evenbreak

Electrocomponents is proud to announce its partnership with Evenbreak, an award-winning job site and educational hub run by disabled people for disabled people.  This partnership marks Electrocomponents' first steps to ensuring its vacancies are widely accessible to those within the disabled community at a global level.   As a £1.95 billion global distributor and FTSE 250 … Continue reading Electrocomponents’ commitment to inclusive recruitment goes from strength to strength as they join Evenbreak

From Autism to Dyslexia to Depression: Finding Support at Facebook

A blog from our friends at Facebook “I have dyslexia and autism. It’s something that’s not obvious to others, but it’s significantly important,” shares Andrew S., a manager on the Workplace team at Facebook. "Growing up, I was defined by certain stereotypes that come along with this, like being a bad kid or a bad … Continue reading From Autism to Dyslexia to Depression: Finding Support at Facebook

Why Disabilities Aren’t Barriers to Success at Facebook

A blog from our friends at Facebook. “In August 2019, I woke up with a high pitched ringing in my ears that wouldn’t go away,” remembers Derek L., a software engineering manager at Facebook. “I went to a doctor, took a hearing test, and was told I had high frequency hearing loss.” After being fitted … Continue reading Why Disabilities Aren’t Barriers to Success at Facebook

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

To mark the tenth anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, HMRC focused on what colleagues are doing to support each other. Here’s what Jane Culkin within HMRC’s Neurodiversity Network is doing to make our workplace more inclusive for neurodivergent colleagues. HMRC colleagues sat within a breakout area at a Regional Centre  Jane Culkin, Borders and Trade … Continue reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day