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In this section you can find all the advice and guidance you need as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
In the Recruitment section there is a wealth of information about completing applications forms, online tests, and the various stages in the recruitment. Whilst the Disability section provides advice on how to manage your disability during the recruitment process including information on how to inform an employer of what you require and referring to your disability during an interview.
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The Organisations section is where you can find out about various organisations, the opportunities they offer and their individual approach to disability.
Profiles / Stories
It’s always great to hear from those who have been successful.
This section profiles many individuals, working across different industries, at various stages of their careers. Their interviews demonstrate that is possible to have a successful career regardless of whether or not you have a disability. They also illustrate the adjustments that can be made in the workplace.
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I started work in a building services consultancy following graduation and it gave me a good start in my engineering career and allowed me to interact with many different groups of people. I then moved back to my home town to carry on my engineering work at GSK. I was trained in continuous improvement techniques which led me back into consultancy where I have been doing business improvement ever since – it’s very rewarding improving processes and building capability in others.
I became disabled in 2007 when I lost my right leg below the knee having earlier been diagnosed with type II diabetes – this was just before I moved to Accenture, who were not fazed by my disability and have always been good with adjustments that have helped.
I attended a personal development training course for persons with disabilities which was an interesting session and soon after that I became Accenture’s Accent on Enablement Network Champion. Accent on Enablement UK is a network and forum open to all employees that want to contribute to creating improved disability confidence at Accenture. My role helped to build a really vibrant network within the company. We aimed to increase disability awareness and understanding, spread the word about the type of support available for employees with a disability and offer a network of friends for everyone touched by an impairment. Be it their own, or that of a family, a friend or colleague.
Whilst it sounds easier than it is, be open about your disability – that way people can help when needed and there are some very easy adjustments that can be made to help you reach your full potential.
Focusing on my Enablement Network Lead role, it was seeing the Network grow significantly and then getting into the top 10 companies in the BDF Disability Network Survey.
The most challenging part is when the work involves a lot of walking or physical effort, but I always make people around me aware of my disability and we then find a safe way of doing things (or don’t do it if deemed unsafe).
Year Joined / Path : 2007
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