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There is no "one size fits all" approach for disability. Whatever your situation, we can work with and advise you to help make the transition into the workplace as smooth as possible.

More people are becoming aware that friends, relations, co-workers and themselves have experience of disability/health conditions and are demonstrably able to work well in a career. Employers are increasingly understanding about disability including mental health issues particularly as the Equalities Act has areas specific to mental health.

The Equalities Act 2010 gives rights within the UK to disabled people who have, or have had, a condition which makes it difficult for them to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

The term ‘disability' covers both physical and mental impairments that have a substantial and long-term (i.e. Has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months) effect on the person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

The advice below relates to disability in the UK. If you are applying for jobs in other countries research national and local attitudes to disability as well as those on an organisational level before making your decision.

Cambridge resources:

  • Careers workshops for students with Asperger Syndrome
  • Regular careers sessions on Talking about disability to employers (not recorded)
  • Careers Service blog – regular posts relating to disability

Equality, diversity and inclusion: how does it affect career opportunities?

We aim to include material on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) throughout our webpages. It’s a work in progress that will probably never be finished, and we acknowledge that it is not where we would like it to be yet! In the short term we are using this EDI webpage to gather resources that might be useful to students who are traditionally underrepresented at university, in graduate employment generally or in a particular industry