Moving Up to host next Employability Weekend

Published Date
24/08/2018
Author
Emma Vogelmann
Category
Campaigns
A group of young disabled people sitting and smiling at Employability Weekend.

As part of our Work Experience Project Moving Up, Trailblazers are hosting another Employability Weekend. The fully funded weekend conference will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November with free rooms available at the Premier Inn Stratford which is fully accessible with a range of mobility equipment available on request.

Our speakers and hosts are well aware of the challenges facing young disabled people looking for work and all sessions will be tailored for those with disabilities.

Activities

The weekend will take into account the whole process of finding a job and how to overcome setbacks. We know that there are lots of barriers to finding work as a young disabled person so this weekend will teach you how to combat these. We’ve developed a range of activities with a fantastic range of speakers to take you through this process.

  • Our interactive Confidence Boosting session will allow you to learn how to deal with rejections and have the confidence to keep trying to get the job you want. It will be run by PUSH, who provide live interactive careers workshops across the country. You’ll have the opportunity to catch up with our team at any point after the conference to check in on your targets.
  • Martyn Sibley, who was voted the 3rd Most Influential Disabled Person in the UK, will be speaking about how to manage your health needs while in work. Having been in both salaried work and self-employed Martyn will be guiding attendees on what path might work best for them.
  • You’ll have the chance to for a personal CV consultation with the Head of Governance – Security Risk at HSBC, through our drop in sessions.
  • There will be a Starting Out in the Workplace panel discussion with young disabled people who are early in their careers. The panel will be made up of people who have participated in Moving Up and have moved on to paid work. You will get the chance to ask them questions about their employment journeys.
  • We will be having a Disability Employment Rights sessions with one of our ambassadors trained by the Disability Law Service.
  • Lastly, we will have a representative from Transport for London deliver a session on Tips on travelling to work with a disability.

 

Social

The weekend is not just about attending those vital skills workshops, but it also a chance to make friends and blow off steam. We’ll be hosting an evening social for all those who want to make the most of being in such a friendly, supportive group.

If you’re a young disabled person looking to develop your employment skills, in a friendly environment, then please get in touch to find out more or book a place.

 

Book your place here and get involved! If you have any questions please contact Emma on e.vogelmann@musculardystrophyuk.org or on 020 7803 2872.

Trailblazers has now moved to pan-disability charity Whizz-Kidz (September 2020).

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