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Ability programme

Birkbeck Future’s Ability Programme is a dedicated course for students and recent graduates with a disability or neurodiverse condition, who are looking to get advice on finding a job they will love, supercharge job applications and get the opportunity to connect with disability confident employers.


From October to April, we run workshops covering topics such as applying for work with a disability, disclosure, confidence building, what is your unique ability and much more.

There is the opportunity to connect with alumni and employers through dedicated employer-led sessions. These enable employers to highlight their organisations and the opportunities available for those with a disability or neurodiverse condition.


In addition to the face-to-face workshops, we have designed bespoke on-line learning tools specifically for those undertaking the programme and our Experienced Employability Consultants are on hand to offer one to one careers advice.


We work with employers to identify paid work experience opportunities for those undertaking the programme. Previous placement employers have included The Telegraph, Reed Smith, Wells Tobias and Bloomsbury Festival.


If you are interested in being part of the Ability Programme, please send the team an email.