Closing 24 January! Paid summer work experience with prestigious UK firms for students with disabilities/long term health conditions

Last minute(ish) guest blog from the good folks at Change100. They advise that the big rush of applications happens in the last week so no-one’s missed the boat. Read on and see what’s on offer…

Dear student [we do like a blog with manners – ed.]

Do you have a disability, learning difficulty, long term health condition, or a mental health condition? Are you currently considering what career you’ll go into after you’ve finished university and looking for some paid summer work experience? If you’ve answered yes to these questions you should consider applying to Change100.

We currently have 200 paid internship opportunities available this summer at some of the UK’s most prestigious employers, and applications close 24 January 2018.

What is Change100?

Change100 is a paid summer internship programme designed to bring together leading employers with talented students and graduates with a disability or long-term health condition, whether a physical impairment, sensory impairment, mental health condition, learning difficulties like dyslexia or long-term health condition. We currently have 200 vacancies to fill in a variety of organisations and business types.

Where could I be working?
Over the last 3 years Change100 interns have already made their mark with around 100 leading employers including Amey, Arup, AXA, BBC, BBSRC, Barclays, Bevan Brittan, Centrica, Experian, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Interserve, Lloyds Banking Group, Medical Research Council, National Grid, PES GB, Skanksa, Swiss Re, Taylor Wimpey, Thomson Reuters and Virgin Money.

The benefits
The programme aims to remove barriers experienced by disabled people in the workplace, to allow them to achieve their potential. You will have the opportunity to join a leading organisation and gain the experience, confidence, networks and skills necessary to accelerate your career.

Change100 is a unique programme which offers you:

  • an inclusive recruitment process.
  • valuable, paid experience with a prestigious employer.
  • confidence in disclosing your disability.
  • support in identifying and requesting disability-related adjustments.
  • a development programme to help prepare you for your next career move.

You might also like to know that:

  • 100% of interns said Change100 improved their workplace confidence.
  • 100% of interns said Change100 had strengthened their CV.
  • 100% of interns would recommend Change100.

How to apply
Find out more and apply at

Change100 is a charitable venture, run in partnership between Leonard Cheshire Disability and Koreo. Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people. Koreo is a talent consultancy dedicated to making a social impact.

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Paul Rothwell • 18/01/2018

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