AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


WAM Leader Awards 2024

The WAM Leader Awards 2024 took place on the 25th June at the House of Lords, Bank of Ireland.  The WAM Leader Awards are given to employers to recognise their contribution in facilitating WAM placements and promoting the employment of graduates with disabilities for 2023-24.

WAM partnered with 14 major employers in securing 69 positions for graduates with disabilities in 15 counties across Ireland. 520 applications were made to WAM roles last year with half of applicants invited for interviews. Over 200 staff from WAM Employers engaged in WAM specific training and almost 1000 attendees at WAM Employer events.  WAM continued engagement with the public sector through the second year of the Permanency Pathway in the Civil Service, and the second year of our partnership with the Local Government sector. WAM also published The WAM Programme Statistics 2023 report which is an in-depth analysis of key statistics of the programme to date.

The WAM Leaders 2024 

  • AbbVie
  • Allianz
  • AXA Investment Managers
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Civil Service Employers
    • Central Statistics Office
    • Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine
    • Department of Defence
    • Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
    • Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications
    • Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage
    • Department of Justice
    • Department of Rural & Community Development
    • Department of Social Protection
    • Department of Transport
    • Houses of Oireachtas
    • National Shared Services Office (NSSO)
    • publicjobs
    • Revenue
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • ESB (ESB International and ESB Networks)
  • Local Government Employers
    • Local Government Management Agency
    • Cavan County Council
    • Monaghan County Council
    • South Dublin County Council
    • Kerry County Council
    • Waterford City and County Council 
  • Munster Technological University - Kerry
  • NTMA (National Treasury Management Agency)
  • Pfizer
  • SIG Ireland
  • The Green Party
  • Willis Towers Watson

Congratulations to all of our WAM Leaders! 

Photos of the WAM Leaders Awards

Click to download all the photos on Flickr

WAM Leader Awards 2024

Follow AHEAD

  • Follow AHEAD on Twitter
  • Join AHEAD on Facebook
  • See AHEAD on YouTube
  • Link in with AHEAD on Linked In

Video: How we help students & Graduates Succeed

Creating Inclusive Environments in Education and Employment for People with Disabilities

East Hall, UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
T +353 1 592 1467 E ahead@ahead.ie W www.ahead.ie RCN 20025182