Opportunities for disabled students

We know that disabled people are much less likely to be in employment than the rest of the UK population.

The latest research from Leonard Cheshire Disability is therefore not surprising.

The charity has found that nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of the public feel that disabled people should be given more opportunities to find work.

This is why we launched our new programme, Change100, which matches talented disabled students with some of the UK’s leading companies.

Since we launched the programme last year we have had excellent feedback from leading employers on the calibre of the students, and all those seeking work have secured employment.

Applications are now open for disabled students from universities across the UK to apply for our 2015 Change100 programme.

If you are studying or have just graduated, visit www.leonardcheshire.org/change100 to find out more. The deadline for applications is January 30.

Peter Jenkins

MD External Affairs

Leonard Cheshire Disability