What do the Prime Minister, the BBC and the National Union of Students have in common?
21 July 2014
They all believe passionately that businesses should employ more disabled people.
Our chief executive, Clare Pelham, writes in the Huffington Post on the anniversary of the launch of the government's Disability Confident scheme. It was at the event we announced Change100, our paid internship programme for disabled students to gain employment experience.
With over half of working-age disabled people still without a job, we decided a year ago that more needed to be done to address this waste of talent and skills. Especially for young people. Change100 was our response to this.
Change100 is a life changing opportunity that provides disabled students with the skills and experience needed to thrive at work, as well as boosting their self-confidence and motivation.
12 months on and Change100 has become a reality for talented undergraduates who have started their work experience with some of the UK's leading companies.
FInd out about the many skills Change100 has helped one of the interns develop in his first month.