How To Market Your Opportunities To Disabled Graduates

Graduate Recruiter’s Disability Café (GR’1)
Hosted by Allen and Overy

The first Disability Café specifically for Graduate Recruiters took place on the 26th May. The focus of this event was how to market your opportunities to disabled graduates

The event was hosted by Allen and Overy and was well attended by a wide range of companies across different industry sectors; including Citi, Ernst and Young, Linklaters, Channel 4, and IBM.

The evolving rounds of ‘café discussions’ resulted in key themes emerging which delegates would be able to use to develop a more effective marketing strategy. Ahead of these discussions input was provided by presentations. The first from Mike Hanbidge, Stafford Long’s research manager, who presented recent research into how disabled individuals search for jobs. The second from two disabled graduates who had successfully obtained jobs after graduating. Srin Madipalli, Herbert Smith, and Arunima Misra, Allen and Overy, provided a very real insight into the additional factors that disabled graduates have to consider when applying for graduate jobs.

Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive. Delegates particularly commented on the fresh design of the event which maximized the opportunities to discuss the issues that were relevant to themselves, to increase their knowledge, and to build relationships with those they may wish to collaborate with going forward. Also commented upon was the excellent facilitation of the event and in particular Ben Robinson’s graphic recording skills. The event was facilitated by Meeting Magic.

This event is the first in a series for Graduate Recruiters; the next event will take place on the 15th September and will focus on interviews and assessments. For more information click here.

I thought that the day was extremely thought provoking and it was great to take some time away from the desk to think about these issues specifically.
— Graduate Manager, GSK
I really enjoyed the event last week, it was one of the best I’ve been to in years.
— Jill Collins, Sheffield Hallum University
It was an excellent event, with some incredibly inspiring individuals and really thought-provoking discussions.
— Ben Jackson, Gradweb