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Help to showcase your talent

Find out more here about getting help to get work experience (GO Wales), information about disabilities or developing confidence and wellbeing support. 

USW Disability Service provides information, advice and guidance to and co-ordinates support for disabled USW students. This includes students with physical, sensory, mental health or unseen disabilities, specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) and autism.

We love the AGCAS Disability Task Force blogs for useful information, tips and resources on showcasing talent associated with a disability.  Check these out and loads more here.

The GO Wales Programme supports students with disabilities to access work experience.  Get in touch with us at [email protected]meet some participants or find out more here.

GO Wales provide one to one support to help you work through any problems you are experiencing with work experience, help you to increase confidence, and to source an opportunity that is relevant to your career plans.  This can sometimes include help to meet the extra childcare or travel costs.  Find out more or contact us.

You can also find out what our past GO Wales participants did and their experiences of taking part.

Further information about work experience and volunteering and with finding course placements can be found here.

USW Wellbeing Service are concerned with student wellbeing, including physical and mental health, social welfare, and ways to improve those things. They offer free advice and support to all USW Students.

Are you worried that anxiety might get in the way of showcasing your talent to an employer? Or, are you feeling overwhelmed by the job hunt, perhaps it’s affecting your sleep?  It can be a stressful time, so it’s more important than ever to look after yourself.  Check out this series of sessions brought to you by USW Wellbeing:

There is also a wealth of information and self-help resources here.

USW Careers are here for you now and after you graduate. Book an appointment with an Adviser or check out our website. It is jam-packed with information and resources to support your career journey. 

There are other organisations that may be able to offer specialist careers and employability support. Here are a few to get you started:

  • Careers Wales - Looking for help to find work? Want to gain more skills? Search for programmes that can help you improve your skills and work opportunities in your local area by using the Support Finder tool. Includes Local Authority Programmes and employment agencies to support disabled people. If you have a disability or a health condition you could get support to help you find work through an experienced adviser

  • Skills Gateway - The Welsh Government is committed to improving employment opportunities for disabled people.  

  • Access to Work - Access to Work is a publicly funded employment support programme that aims to help more disabled people start or stay in work. It can provide practical and financial support if you have a disability or long term physical or mental health condition. 

  • Job Centre Plus - Jobcentre Plus helps people into work. It helps those who are unemployed or unable to work because of a health condition or disability. 

  • Leonard Cheshire - Offers disabled people employment support and the chance of an Internship through the change 100 Programme. 

  • EmployAbilty - We support, advise and advocate on behalf of talented neurodiverse and disabled university students and graduates to remove barriers in employment. 

  • Target jobs - Graduate job search website and information on neurodiversity – friendly employers  

  • Inclusive Graduates - Connects undergraduates and young professionals from underrepresented groups across the UK with outstanding employers. We identify these groups as: ethnic minorities, women, young people from low socio-economic groups and students from non-Russell Group universities.

  • Windsor Fellowship Programme - Design and deliver innovative personal development and leadership programmes, which enables talent from diverse communities to be realised. partnering with leading organisations from the private and public sector. 

  • Future Leaders - Helping diverse students achieve the best in an inclusive business world.

  • Autism Spectrum Connections Cymru - Mae Siop Un Stop Awtistiaeth ASCC (OSS) yn lle diogel i oedolion â chyflwr sbectrwm awtistiaeth i gael mynediad at ystod eang o gyngor a chymorth, gan gynnwys cyflogaeth.

If you have a disability, you may be feeling unsure about doing work experience, volunteering or completing a placement as part of your course.  Our guide provides an overview of the range of careers and employability support available to you along with a few useful tips and links to further information and some schemes that actively encourage diversity.  Click here to download a copy.

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*USW Graduate 2021 - you must have completed your course beofre accessing this support