Apprenticeships, work, careers and volunteering links

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about access
Provides a wide range of services concerning disabled accessibility including consultancy, training and accredited practical advice on disabled access to and within buildings. Most of their work is for companies/builders and traders/government bodies where access consultancy and audits are required.

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. 

access ability
Access Ability functions as a resource for employers to direct them to providers who have job-ready disabled people on their books.

Adzuna is a search engine for job ads that aims to list every job, everywhere in the UK.

The National Apprenticeship Service is part of the Skills Funding Agency. You can view online apprenticeship vacancies on this site.

association of disabled professionals
For self-employed disabled people and those setting up and running their own businesses.

business disability forum
Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.

capability scotland
Supports children, young people and adults with disabilities. Help includes providing community living, day and residential services, employment, respite/short breaks, therapy, education and learning, family support and activities.

counselling directory
From this site you can find a counsellor or psychotherapist dealing with career counselling or work related disorders.

daily jobseeker
DWP online resource for jobseekers.

disabled workers cooperative 
A National searchable database that will match the needs of individual customers wanting a product or service with a local disabled person who is able to provide that product or service.

education and skills funding agency
Funds skills training for further education (FE) in England. Supports over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with more than £4 billion of funding each year. SFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

employer toolkit
This toolkit is designed for employers that want to develop a more inclusive and accessible Apprenticeship offer. It provides practical information, sources of support and inspirational case studies of employers who have benefited from hiring and supporting disabled apprentices.

enham trust
Enham provides a wide range of employment and training services for disabled people.

family and childcare trust
Campaigns for quality, affordable childcare and advises parents, carers, providers, employers, trade unions and policymakers on childcare issues. Has an advice line.

health, work and well being
Health, Work and Well-being is a cross-Government initiative to protect and improve the health and well-being of working age people. Hosted by the Department for Work and Pensions.

hm revenue and customs
For information on tax, NI and tax credits. 

industrial injuries advisory council
An independent statutory body set up in 1946 to advise the Secretary of State on matters relating to the industrial injuries scheme.

Ingeus is the UK's largest provider of the Government's Work Programme.

leonard cheshire
The Change100 internship programme brings together the UK’s top employers and talented disabled students. For university graduates.

mind tools
Offers practical, straightforward skills to help you excel in your career. These can help you become exceptionally effective, be a great manager and leader, become more successful – and even be happier at work.
Recruitment website. Easy to use online database covers Northern Ireland and the UK.

papworth trust
Papworth Trust offers support and care to disabled and older people, their families and carers. They have a telephone and email service for free advice.

the prince's trust
The Prince's Trust assists unemployed or underemployed young people set up in business with financial help and on-going business advice.

Their mission is to provide the content, tools, and motivation to empower people to achieve their educational goals, find their true career passion, obtain their ideal job, and be successful at their work.

The UK's leading supplier of employment opportunities for disabled people. Remploy's mission is to achieve equality in employment for disabled people.

shaw trust
The Shaw Trust supports disabled people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. With some 75,000 clients a year, it is now the UK's largest third sector provider and one of the Government's lead partners in the delivery of employment programmes for disabled people.

talent match
Aimed at young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.

Provides information on your rights at work.

universal jobmatch
Online database. Part of Gov UK.

volunteer scotland
Volunteer Scotland leads the way in informing and modernising approaches to volunteering policy, enhancing practice and improving the quality of the volunteering experience for the people of Scotland.

volunteering matters
Volunteering Matters, formerly Community Service Volunteers is Britain's largest volunteer organisation and provides opportunities for people with disabilities and learning difficulties to take part in a number of projects.

working families
Advice for working parents.