How to find a job if you have a disability

How to find a job if you have a disability

If you have a disability or long term health condition, you’re protected against discrimination by law. Over recent decades we’ve seen a huge change in workplace culture in the UK, but it’s important to acknowledge that applying for a job is still not always easy.

By considering companies that hold a Disability Confident badge, you can be assured that the company has committed to build a more inclusive workplace that gives disabled people an opportunity to thrive at work.

Did you know more than 11 million paid employees now work for Disability Confident companies nationwide.

What is Disability Confident?

Disability Confident (opens in a new tab) is a Government-backed 3-step scheme promoting good employer practices to support disabled people to get into work and progress.

This means you can be confident approaching a signed-up company about workplace adjustments, alternative interview formats or any other variation that might help you get in and get on at their company.

Get confident

Not all companies may have heard of Disability Confident yet. That doesn’t mean that a company who isn’t signed up won’t treat you fairly – quite the contrary, most companies just want great people to fill their roles.

But like any jobseeker you’ll want to know all about a company before you apply, and researching whether it’s Disability Confident could be a smart move.

You can now filter your ‘Find a job’ search (opens in a new tab) by Disability Confident companies, so this could be a great place to start your job search.

And of course we know how hard it can be to build inner confidence and resilience to apply for jobs and seek promotions. Several Disability Confident employers encourage their own disabled employees to share ideas and tips in employee networks and to offer ideas to improve workplace practice. You can find some tips on building confidence (opens in a new tab) on Purple Space.

Hear how Disability Confident leader, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, have supported Mo and Christine.

Finding a job can seem daunting at first, particularly after a long period of not working. But there are resources that you can use to find suitable roles.

Before you start a job search

Before you start searching, think what you want to do and what you do not want to do. This could be specific jobs or what field or industry you’d like to work in.

Think about whether you have the necessary skills to do the job. It may help to make a list of personal strengths that you can consider when looking at job advertisements.

What hours are you looking to work? Jobs can be full-time (usually 35 to 40 hours a week) or part-time. Some jobs may offer flexible working hours, which can be tailored to your needs and situation. You should also consider whether you are looking for permanent or temporary work.

Zero-hour contracts

With a zero-hours contract, an employer does not guarantee to provide work and only pays you for the hours you work. In working out whether a zero-hours contract will affect your eligibility for benefits, you should consider the average number of hours you work per week.

Plan your job search and set goals

Your job search has a greater chance of success if you create a plan at the start. You should:

  • identify a few suitable job sites
  • set aside several hours a day to look for work
  • set measurable goals such as ‘x number of jobs applied for each week’.

Get organised

Create a shortlist of jobs that you can apply for. There may be tight deadlines for applying.

You can make things less stressful by preparing the following documents and keep them together in a folder on your computer:

  • your most recent CV (you might create variations for different types of job)
  • details of your references and referees
  • a basic cover letter that you can tailor for specific vacancies.

Consider creating a dedicated email account for job applications and communications. It’s a good idea to make a note of any job websites that you plan to check regularly.

Looking for advertised jobs

Many jobs are advertised publicly and you can usually find these on job websites. These sites are frequently updated so make sure you keep checking back for new jobs.

Popular UK job websites

These are the biggest job websites and they will allow you to search for what you are looking for. Different employers list their vacancies on different sites so it’s a good idea to check several regularly.

    for charity sector jobs for specialist IT jobs for flexible working jobs for academic jobs for part-time and flexible working jobs

Finding a job in the public sector

As well as searching for jobs with commercial companies, you may wish to look for public sector jobs at places like your local council, libraries, schools or hospitals. Public sector employers often offer flexible working hours.

Job websites for disabled people

Some job sites have been designed to help disabled people find a job. Here is a small sample:

    matches disabled job seekers with suitable employers. is a registered charity that supports disabled people looking for work. It lists the latest job opportunities and provides a space where you can showcase your skills online.

If there are any companies that you particularly wish to work for, look for the jobs section of their own websites and check these regularly. This way, you’re less likely to miss an opportunity if it is not advertised widely. You may also find it useful to follow their LinkedIn pages as companies often advertise job vacancies there.

If you’d like to know a little more about a company and other people’s experiences there, visit Glassdoor. This website features reviews, average salaries and interview questions for a variety of roles.

Understanding job adverts

Recruiters use abbreviations to make the most of the limited space in job adverts.

  • FT Full-time
  • PT Part-time
  • PA Per annum (annual salary)
  • Hr Hourly rate
  • FTC Fixed-term contract
  • OTE On target earnings

Employers positive about disabled people

Look for the ‘Disability Confident’ symbol on job ads.

Using social media to find work

Try posting a polite and professional status on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Ask if anyone knows of any opportunities in your area of work if you do not have a job. If you are employed, remember that your employer may see what you post online.

You could also try:

  • using social network search boxes to find vacancies
  • liking or following the social pages of companies you’d like to work for and look out for interesting job opportunities
  • keeping an eye on Twitter hashtags, such as #EngineeringJobs
  • making sure you update your LinkedIn profile regularly so employers know about your skills and experience

Approaching companies that are not advertising

Get in touch with companies that you’d like to work for, even if they’re not advertising. Even if they have no vacancies, they may keep you in mind for the future. Follow these steps:

  1. Identify companies that you are interested in working for. You could use something like Yell to find local businesses.
  2. Search online for the email of the HR department or someone who deals with vacancies. Try looking for website sections like ‘Working for us’ or ‘Jobs’.
  3. Email your CV along with a brief cover letter that outlines who you are, your skills and experience and the kind of work you are looking for.
  4. The response rate to this kind of speculative email is generally low. If you contact lots of companies, the chance of hearing something positive increases.

Registering with agencies

Registering with recruitment agencies can help you find some kinds of work. Some recruitment agencies can help you look for jobs in your local area. Others specialise in certain sectors or types of employment, like graduate jobs or jobs in IT.

Recruiters can help find roles that might be suitable for your experience. They can also put you forward for interviews with their clients, which can save you time. Recruiters are often very busy, and it can be hard to get a personalised service. Some agencies might not have as much understanding about disability at work.

If you decide to try recruiters, be specific about what you are looking for in a job. Search online for agencies in the sector you want to work in or agencies nearby.

Adjustments in the application process

If you are worried that an application process might disadvantage you, ask if you can apply in a different way. This could be submitting your application in another format or asking for extra time in assessments.

Email the hiring manager or the HR team. You should be able to find their email addresses on the company’s website. Explain that you wish to make an application for the role. Be positive about the opportunity and tell them what you need so that you can apply in a more accessible way.

Ask for adjustments to the role

You can ask for adjustments to the role before you apply. This could include things like changes to the advertised hours or duties.

If you’re looking for work, you might find it helpful to get some careers advice or training or help with your CV or interviews. This guide outlines the support available including government initiatives to remove some of the barriers disabled job seekers face.

What’s in this guide

  • Where to get careers advice
  • Speak to a Disability Employment Adviser
  • Look for disability-friendly employers
  • Help applying for jobs
  • Work and Health Programme
  • Access to Work
  • Training

Where to get careers advice

If you’re not sure what type of work you’d like or want to find out more about a certain career, speak to a careers adviser.

Is your household income getting squeezed?

If you’re facing higher living costs, but have little or no extra money coming in, find out about extra sources of income and support available to help you manage your household bills and save money in our guide Living on a squeezed income

Careers advice from your school or local authority

If you’re aged 13-19 and you have a learning difficulty and/or disability, your school must offer you face-to-face careers guidance.

This applies whether or not you have a Statement of Educational Needs (SEN).

Contact your school and ask to speak to the careers adviser.

If you’re under 25, your local authority should provide you with careers advice if you have a Section 139A Learning Difficulty Assessment.

The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides confidential and impartial advice to help you make decisions about training and work.

If you’re aged 13-18 you can phone them and ask for a call back, email them a question or use their webchat service or moderated chatroom.

Find out more options for young people to contact on the National Careers Service website

If you’re aged 19 or over and you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition, you can also get at least three sessions of face-to-face advice.

Call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 to make an appointment with a local adviser.

If you’re over 19 years old, contact the National Careers Service

Speak to a Disability Employment Adviser

Disability Employment Advisers can advise you on job seeking, training and new skills, and government schemes.

They can also tell you about disability-friendly employers in your area.

Ask to speak to a Disability Employment Adviser at Contact Jobcentre Plus

Look for disability-friendly employers

When you’re looking through job adverts and completing application forms, look for the ‘two ticks’ symbol which means the employer is committed to employing disabled people.

If a job advert displays the symbol, you’ll be guaranteed an interview if you meet the basic conditions for the job.

Find out more about the Two Ticks scheme on the GOV.UK website

Help applying for jobs

Should you mention your disability when applying for a job?

You don’t have to mention your disability when you apply for a job, but if you decide not to, you might not be able to make a complaint about discrimination if your employer wasn’t aware.

It’s a good idea to plan how and when you’re going to tell an employer about your disability.

Think about how you can discuss your disability positively and always focus on how your skills and abilities fit the job.

Find out more about how the law protects disabled workers on the GOV.UK website

Useful information on CVs and applying for jobs

Find out more about applying for jobs if you’re disabled on the GOV.UK website

More about applications and interviews on the Disability Rights UK website

Find out more about how equality law applies to recruitment on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website

If you have special educational needs or a disability, there is extra support available to help you gain skills and qualifications, find a job and while you work.

Paid work

Your local Jobcentre Plus may be able to help you find a job and tell you about disability friendly employers in your area.

Ask the work coach at your local Jobcentre about specialised programmes that can support you to find paid employment if you’re disabled and find it hard to work.

If you have a disability, health or mental health condition an Access to Work grant can pay for practical support to help you start working and while you work.

Gain skills to help you get a job

If you’re not sure about studying full time at sixth form or college, or doing an apprenticeship, a supported internship could be for you.

You could also think about volunteering to get extra skills and qualifications.

Starting your own business

Your local Jobcentre Plus work coach can tell you about help you can get to start up your own business.

More information and advice

You can find more information about careers and finding a job in the youthzone jobs, education and training section which also has information about routes into employment like apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships.

Jobcentre Plus – find your local Jobcentre

Employment Support Service – help for people with disabilities to successfully gain or retain employment.

National Government – about looking for work if you’re disabled

If you would like help, contact talkzone for confidential information, advice and support.

How to find a job if you have a disability

Your first job search can be exciting — and intimidating.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, job seekers are feeling more worried than usual. And if you’re wondering how to get your first job when you have a disability, you probably have extra questions. Concerns about accommodations, disclosure, and inclusion are common no matter what the job market looks like.

It’s an issue that career development centers are working through in real time. So to get some tips, we reached out to Kevin Varela and Darren Gregory from Florida International University’s Career and Talent Development team.

Here are their answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from first-time job seekers with disabilities.

1. What should I look for in an employer?

Gregory suggests that people with disabilities can start by looking for the basics.

“One of the things I look for is accessibility, because I’m in a wheelchair myself,” he says. “You want to make sure it’s an environment that you’ll feel comfortable working in.”

Check out the company’s track record when it comes to leadership and diversity. Seek insider perspectives from current and past employees on websites like Glassdoor or LinkedIn.

“This will help you to make sure that their public representation is accurate,” says Varela. “It will also give you a different perspective than the statements companies tend to put out.”

2. Do I have to tell the employer about my disability?

Think about your preferences when it comes to communicating about your disability with potential employers. Whether, when, and how to bring it up with an employer is up to you.

“By law, you do not have to disclose your disability,” says Varela. If your disability will be obvious to the employer, you can still choose not to discuss it.

But many job seekers do decide to bring up their disability during the hiring process. One reason to do so might be to ask for accommodations. For example, a job seeker might specify that the employer will need to provide an accessible interview location. Or an interviewee might choose to disclose their disability after an offer is made, so they can ask about future accommodations.

3. What are some interview question ideas for first-time job seekers with disabilities?

For many people with disabilities, an inclusive workplace is a top priority. And the interview can be a good opportunity to learn about a potential employer’s approach.

“I think of an interview as not only a chance for them to interview me, but a chance for me to interview them,” says Gregory.

You can ask directly about their approach to inclusion — that will help you to get an idea. But a truly inclusive workplace should have the results to back it up.

Here are some interview questions to consider:

  • How do you support employees with disabilities?
  • Do you track statistics on retention rates and career progression across various demographics? Which ones?
  • How do you compare to others in your industry when it comes to diversity and inclusion?

If the interviewer doesn’t have the answer to a question right away, they should be able to follow up with you later.

4. What are some “red flags” that first-time job seekers should look out for?

You’re probably doing as much as possible to make sure you’re prepared for your interviews. But first-time job seekers often forget that employers need to prepare as well. A company that hasn’t done that work might not offer a very inclusive environment.

“I pay very close attention to the language people use during an interview,” says Gregory. “This typically shows whether or not that company is inclusive enough in their thought process to even prepare for the interview.” If an employer doesn’t know the basics of disability etiquette, that’s probably a red flag.

Another thing to watch for? An employer who’s hesitant or unsure about providing an accommodation.

Ideally, an employer will be proactive in asking whether you need any accommodations throughout the interview process. But even if that’s not the case, they should make the process easy for you once you make a request.

5. How will the coronavirus pandemic affect my job search?

As a first-time job seeker, don’t be surprised if your job search takes longer than you expect. That’s especially true because of the job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Gregory suggests that first-time job seekers try to keep networking, learn as much as possible about the industry, and stay on top of trends. That will help to keep your job applications fresh and up-to-date, even if your search ends up being longer than it would have been without the pandemic.

“Keep your mind sharp,” he says, “and keep yourself aware of what’s going on around you” in terms of new opportunities.

The pandemic has made first-time job searches especially hard right now. But the more knowledge you bring to your search, the better.

“It’s important to find allies and people that can be advocates for you” along the way, says Gregory. “But it’s even more important to first be an advocate for yourself.”

Tara Drinks is an associate editor at Understood.

Looking for more advice on how to get your first job? Check out these ideas from Hanna Taluy, who’s recently been through the process herself.

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When you live your daily life with a disability or illness, you might need changes or special arrangements to accommodate your work. The TE Office helps you find information on finding employment options and keeping your job despite a disability or illness.

Contact the TE Office if you’re wondering:

  • What kind of work or education would suit me?
  • Can I continue in my job or should I consider changing careers?
  • Where can I get appropriate rehabilitation?

Instructions for customers in local government pilots on employment

If you are a customer of the local government pilot on employment, contact your municipality of residence to determine if a disability or illness can have an impact on your employment. Your municipality of residence makes an assessment of your work ability and functional capacity and their impacts on offered services that promote employment. Your municipality of residence also tells you about rehabilitation opportunities.

A disability or illness often does not affect finding work or choosing a career. However, it can sometimes reduce your possibilities for getting work or keeping your job. When you are choosing a vocation or education, in addition to your interests or predispositions you must also take into consideration limitations caused by your possible disabilities or illnesses.

A disability or illness can reduce your ability to work or function, but it does not make you unfit to work. Your possibilities on the labour market are improved by

  • a correctly chosen job
  • tailored work tasks and environment
  • sufficient competence
  • support from the TE office for the job search

An employer can get support for changes at the workplace

Getting a job or keeping it can require changes at the workplace. You might also need help in some work tasks.

Before you sign an employment contract, talk to an expert at the TE Office to see if your employer can receive support for arranging working conditions to accommodate you. If you already have a job, it is a good idea to discuss these need for changes with occupational health services.

Employers have an obligation and often also the desire to make reasonable modifications in the work and working conditions if it will eliminate an impediment to work caused by an injury or illness. Support for arrangements in conditions at work can also help keep those who have jobs to stay at work. The employer applies for the subsidy.

Establish your state of health and your own needs

Find out what your current state of health is if it has not been checked in a long time or if you feel like it has changed.

  • If you have a job, you have occupational health care through your employer
  • If you are studying, you have access to student health care
  • If you are unemployed, you can apply for a special medical examination for the unemployed organised by your municipality

The TE office can, if necessary, refer you to your municipal health services. Municipal health counselling and medical check-ups must support an unemployed person’s ability to work and function, prevent illnesses, and promote mental health and coping. If necessary, people need to be referred to treatment, or to pharmaceutical, vocational, or social rehabilitation.

The ability of the unemployed to work and function must be evaluated at different stages of unemployment in primary health care and, if necessary, in specialised care.

Rehabilitation improves your possibilities at work

A special need for service caused by a disability or illness can be taken into consideration in all public employment services. In addition to TE services, you might also need other types of support to enter the job market, stay employed or find a job.

Traffic and accident insurance institutions, work pension companies, and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland organise legally mandated professional rehabilitation. To access the service, certain requirements need to be met. The institutions also provide an income for the time that they arrange or replace professional rehabilitation.

If you think you may be entitled to occupational rehabilitation it is important to ascertain the institution responsible for it. If you have a job, get in touch with your occupational health service. You can also speak with your doctor about possibilities for rehabilitation. Your local TE office can also help you find more information about rehabilitation options.

Certificate for job applicants with partial work ability.

As a TE office client, you can request a certificate from the TE office for a large employer to prove that you have been registered at the TE office as a jobseeker with partial work ability. The employee must submit the certificate to the employer themselves.

If a person with partial work ability becomes disabled during the first five years of employment, the disability pension does not affect the large employer’s earnings-related pension contribution category. In pension matters, the size of the employer is determined by the actual total amount of wages and salaries. For a large employer, the total amount of wages and salaries annually is approximately EUR 2 million a year.

With nearly 57 million Americans all having some form of disability, the question is bound to come up. If you find yourself wondering the same thing, you’re not alone. If you are wondering the same thing, you aren’t alone. In fact, a recent survey by GreatWithDisability.com found that 77% of graduates and students with a disability fear that they will be discriminated against, and 72% are worried about being a nuisance to employers and as a result, 76% were concerned about being open about their disability at work or in job interviews.

However, with a little bit of work, job seekers can turn their endeavors into a success. As is the case with most things though, having the right strategy is important. Just like anyone else who submits a job application for an opening, you aren’t guaranteed the position. However, it’s important to make every effort to prove your capabilities and qualifications, regardless of the outcome.

With this in mind, let’s look at a few tips for navigating the hiring process, to help increase your chances of success in the job hunt

Know Your Rights: Who Is Protected?

Before you apply for a job or internship, it’s important to know your rights. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants based on disability. It applies to employers with 15 or more employees. However, your state may also have a law that applies to smaller companies as well, so be sure to have a look at state regulations before you begin your job search. Familiarizing yourself with these laws allows you to know your rights, which will enable you to enter the job market well-prepared.

Secondly, in order to be entitled to the Americans with Disabilities Act’s protections, you must meet their definition of a person with a disability. This disability must cause you to be substantially limited in a major area such as walking or speaking.

There are also Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies that can help you out. These are run by individual states (they’re not federal agencies) and help individuals with physical or mental impairments prepare for, get, keep, or regain a job.

In the world of working with or for the federal government, the equal employment opportunity commission requires that gov agencies follow employment goals for individuals with disabilities – including providing assistant services to those with physical or intellectual disabilities. This is to improve the hiring and retention of such individuals in federal jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor also has an Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) web portal with similar information and resources. Lastly, the Schedule A Hiring Authority streamlines the hiring process, by dampening the natural competitive nature of it.

Definitely keep these in mind as a resource if you feel your disability is hurting your eligibility with hiring authorities.

Ensure the Job Qualifications Are a Match

Before you go through the entire application process, you should first ensure that a job position is a right match for you. If you don’t have the right qualifications, you won’t be right for the job, regardless of your disability.

Here are two factors that you’ll want to consider:

  • The Required Education and Experience
    The good news is the law is on your side, prohibiting employers from discriminating against you based on your disability. However, there isn’t any advocacy group that can coerce employers to compromise in areas such as education or experience. Before you apply, you’ll want to make sure you have the required job skills or experience.
  • Assess the Job Duties
    Next, you’ll want to look at the job’s duties, making sure you’re able to do the job’s essential functions, either with or without a reasonable accommodation. If you’re not sure, consider asking the employer for details on job training and requirements. After you know what the essential functions are, you’ll want to make sure you can do them. The good news is that the ADA protects those who can perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

Be Open and Professional

There is much debate on when the right time to disclose an intellectual or physical disability is. While it’s not required that you disclose your disability before the interview process, it may be advisable in some situations. If you have a visible disability, it is usually a good idea to disclose it in advance. If you wait, and the interviewer notices it, they may wrongfully assume that you’re not capable of doing the duties. However, if it’s a disability that’s not immediately obvious, it may be better to wait – although you might impede your own ability to enjoy workplace accommodations in exchange.

Handle Interview Questions Professionally

Finally, when you go in for an interview, and if you have a visible disability or have disclosed your disability, try to be ready to answer questions related to it. Some interviewers might have concerns and questions, and by showing them that you can not only handle yourself but questions related to your disability, you’ll have the opportunity to prove just how valuable you could be to the company.

While a disability might make certain jobs more of a challenge than others, there will always be positions available for work, and with the right qualifications, you too can secure yourself a great job. Most workplaces are well equipped to handle accommodating for disabilities and medical conditions – and the ones that aren’t might be better off avoided in the long run.

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Hello Handicap is a forum dedicated to people with disabilities. It takes place twice a year (in April and October). It references more than 250,000 job offers. In order to be eligible, you must hold an RQTH.

Adapted companies

Adapted companies facilitate access to employment for people with disabilities and have the obligation to employ more than 80% of people with disabilities.

UNEA is the association which brings together adapted companies. The UNEA can help you identify suitable companies that match your skills and desires, and help you get in touch with them.

Employment center and Cap emploi

Pôle emploi is the state’s job search organization. If you specify that you are disabled (which we recommend doing), Pôle Emploi will direct you to Pôle Emploi advisers specializing in supporting people with disabilities.

Cap emploi (link to the directory to find the cap emploi in your department) is a specialized state body which supports people with disabilities towards employment. There is one Employment Cap per department (directory to find the employment cap for your department)

Headhunters Cabinet

There are many firms such as Michael Page , who is a general practitioner, or TH Conseil, who specializes in disability. These firms will ask you for your CV as well as the type of job you are looking for. They will try to put you in contact with companies that match your profile and your expectations. Linklusion is a firm that specializes in freelancers with disabilities.

The disability mission and the university

Some universities have a dedicated space for job vacancies. If this is your case, you can consult this dedicated space and apply for the vacancies that interest you. Sometimes, the university’s disability mission also negotiates agreements for the employment of people with disabilities. To find out if this is the case within your university, you can contact the disability mission and / or the corporate relations of your university.

The personal network

Your personal knowledge, and that of those close to you, can also make it easier for you to find work. The alumni network of your college, high school, or university can also give you access to people who will help you in your job search.

Social networks

From now on, social networks facilitate contact. LinkedIn is a network specializing in employment. On LinkedIn, you can make an online resume, connect (the equivalent of asking friends on Facebook) with people who work in a field that interests you, and apply for jobs online.

When you have a disability, injury, or illness, finding suitable, finding sustainable employment can be challenging. That’s where Disability Employment Services (DES) can help.

DES is a government-funded initiative that helps people living with a disability find and keep a job they love. The program connects them with employers who understand their individual needs and want to provide them with accessible work

You may be referred to DES if you are living with a disability, injury, or health condition that requires additional support at work. You will need to verify your medical condition with Centrelink, who will then refer you to the DES Program.

To access DES, you must:

  • have a disability, injury, or health condition;
  • be aged at least 14 years but have not yet attained the Age Pension qualifying age;
  • have a future work capacity of at least eight hours per week;
  • be an Australian resident;
  • not be studying full time, unless you are an Eligible School Leaver
  • receive an income support payment, unless you are a:
    • Eligible School Leaver, Special Class Client, or Work Assist

    If you are eligible to enrol in DES, Centrelink will ask you to choose a DES provider, like MTC Australia, to access the initiative.

    MTC Australia’s priority is our customers. We’re here to connect you with employers who understand your needs and want to help you achieve your goals. With a Provider like us, you will have access to all the support you need to find your ideal job.

    We start with you! At MTC Australia, we want to know what your goals are and who you want to become. Through CoACT, we’re able to help you answer these big questions and set you up to achieve these goals.

    Your Recruitment Partner will work with you to identify and understand your health concerns, career goals, recognise your strengths and challenges, and identify jobs and opportunities that are right for you.

    Once we’ve developed a customised job search plan, based on your individual needs and health concerns, we put your plan into action by:

    • Providing ongoing support
    • Connecting you with medical professionals, employers, and training opportunities
    • Providing you with training in resume writing and interview skills
    • Helping you every step of the way as you land the job you want

    It doesn’t end when you land the job. We want to make sure you settle in and have everything you need to succeed in your new role. Your Recruitment Partner will check in with you regularly to see how you’re going. We can help you get additional support such as:

    • Additional training
    • Personal assistance
    • Medical assistance
    • Facilitating workplace modifications (such as modifications for wheelchair access)
    • Organising workplace support services (such as assistance for adults with special needs)
    • Auslan interpreting in the workplace

    We can help your new employers access to subsidies and additional funding to provide you with an accessible environment and the support you need through DES.

    Looking for an MTC Australia Location?

    Due to COVID 19, all of our programs are currently being delivered online or remotely and visits to our sites is only under exceptional circumstances. If you want to attend a site or speak to one of our staff, please call Customer Care on 1300 232 663.