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AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability

Building the Future 2017

Friday, 26th May 2017
10am - 2pm 
Citi, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. 

Building The Future is a unique careers event aimed at students and graduates with disabilities from higher education. It has now been running for over 6 years and we are delighted to have the event hosted by Citi, 1 North Wall Quay yet again.

All attendees who have registered and attend on the day will be entered into a free raffle for an iPad! 

Download the Building The Future 2017 Poster

Download the Agenda

So what happens on the day.....

To get a better idea of what to expect on the day, check out the blogpost here.

Employer Exhibition Area

An opportunity for you to meet and chat with employers about jobs they have on offer, WAM placements, their graduate programes and general advice. So far confirmed are; 

Abbott Vascular ESB
Accenture EY
Bank of Ireland  Health Service Executive
cut-E NTMA
Dell Public Appointments Service
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Sigmar

Informative Workshops

There will be 3 helpful and informative workshops on the day. 

  • Workshop 1 - How to Prepare for Psychometric Testing
  • Workshop 2 - From Application Form to Interview
  • Workshop 3 - What your Social Media Profile says about you

Walk-In CV Clinic:

On the day you can have the opportunity to bring your CV and get it ‘examined’ by one of our employers. Bring a copy of your CV on the day if you wish to get your CV examined and simply just make an appointment at the CV Clinic on the day!

Mock Interviews

Mock interviews will be carried out by some of most successful companies based in Ireland you will get feedback on how to improve your performance at interview. Places for the mock interviews are limited and must be booked at the registration stage. If you haven't managed to get an interview, you can always see if there is any vacant slots available on the day. 

Special Feature - DESIGNS

This year's Building The Future will have a focus on deaf employment under the DESIGNS Project. There will be workshops for both employers and students and graduates on this topic and also we have reserved several mock interview slots for those who are Deaf and use Irish Sign Language. If you are a Deaf person with ISL, please do let us know on registration so we can allocate a mock interview for you. 


Twitter: #designsproject #btfAHEAD, tag @aheadireland 

NOTE - ISL Interpreters will be available at this event however do please let us know if you require one.


The DESIGNS project (Deaf Employment for Sign Language Users in the EU) is an EU project coordinated by Interesource Group (Ire-land) Limited. EU Partners are Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (AHEAD), the European Union of the Deaf (EUD), European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Heriot Watt University.

DESIGNS logo funded by Eramus Plus

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