Come and explore your
future with us
With so many career options available, deciding what you want to do can be overwhelming and confusing. For individuals with a disability or long term health condition this can be especially true, as you also consider how you are going to manage your disability in the workplace.
‘go’ is a unique careers event for talented and disabled sixth form and first year university students (at the time of the event). Whether you’re considering school leaver programmes, apprenticeships or graduate positions, we would like to share with you the great opportunities on offer.
With contributions from some of the UK’s leading firms, the event will help you to develop you understanding of the various industry sectors, the different functions within them, and the variety of career paths on offer. The event will also cover how best to approach the application and selection process in order to give you the best chance of success. It will explore the support that is available and provide you with the opportunity to meet with people already working in the industry who have first hand experience of disability.
Attending ‘go’ will help give you the confidence and direction you need to overcome your concerns and make the most of your potential.
‘go’ is designed to provide you with as much information about the participating firms as possible, the different career paths open to you and the variety of functions on offer – from sales and marketing, to finance and engineering.
Throughout the day individuals will share their experiences of working for the participating firms and how they manage their disability in the workplace. The day will be interactive, in order to make it as interesting and enjoyable as possible. However, please be reassured that you will not be expected to make presentations or get involved in any way that makes you uncomfortable.
Participation is free and we will reimburse travel expenses. Students may be accompanied by a parent, teacher or carer on the day. However, please note that parents, teachers and carers cannot attend in place of a student.
We will do our best to provide students with the assistance and the adjustments that they need on the day and encourage them to send us their requirements in advance.
An example of the event agenda is as follows:
- 10.30 Welcome from host firm
- 10.45 Opportunities for School Leaver, Apprenticeship and Graduate positions
- 11.10 Skills Session
- 11.55 Business Rep Experience
- 12.00 Lunch break
- 12.25 Business Rep Experience
- 12.30 Strengths and Openness about your disability or health conditions
- 13.20 Business Rep Experience
- 13.25 Skills Session
- 14.15 Break
- 14.25 Business Rep Experience
- 14.30 Adjustments and support panel
- 15.10 Final Thoughts
- 15.15 Networking
- 16.00 Close
Who should attend
The event is for anyone concerned that their potential to develop an exciting and rewarding career might be compromised by the fact that they have a disability or long term health condition – visible or otherwise.
‘go’ is targeted at sixth form and first year university students (at the time of the event) interested in school leaver programmes, apprenticeships and graduate opportunities. You do not have to decide which path you want to go down, or which industry is for you – ‘go’ is here to provide you with all the information on what the industries are about, how they differ, and the opportunities that each offers.
In addition, the event also aims to address the issue of managing your disability in the workplace. One of the key objectives of ‘go’ is to take an honest look at the issues of discussing your disability with a future employer. the event will explore the responsibilities of both employer and employee to ensure that any necessary adjustments are put in place.
A school leaver programme, apprenticeship or graduate opportunity with any of the firms attending ‘go’ will be intellectually challenging. You’ll need a strong academic background to succeed, and the determination to undertake demanding training.
If you are a sixth form student and would like to attend, you will need to pass the following criteria
- Finishing school in 2017 or 2018
- 5 GCSEs with a minimum Grade B in Maths and English
- On course to achieve 300+ UCAS points from 3 A Levels (or equivalent). Mitigating circumstances will be taken into account, and must be outlined in your application.
If you are a first year university student and would like to attend, you will need to pass the following criteria
Finishing university in 2019 or 2020 and on track to achieve a 2:1 degree
- 300+ UCAS points from top 3 A Levels (or equivalent). Mitigating circumstances will be taken into account, and must be outlined in your application
Places are limited at the event. We will be looking for, but not exclusively screening on: academics, extra curricular activities, work experience and motivation to apply.
The event is being hosted by some of the largest employers in the UK including Barclays, EY, GSK, and J.P. Morgan.
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If you would like to register interest on behalf of your school and find out more information for your students, please fill out our Online form.
If you are interested in attending ‘go’ yourself, please download the application form and return via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would prefer to send a CV and email a paragraph explaining why you want to attend, please send this to email@example.com
Please check your eligibility under the ‘who should attend’ section of the website.
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We also organise two other events for students with a disability or long-term health conditions.