AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
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The WAMWorks database is for students and graduates with disabilities who are interested in being notified of GetAHEAD workshops and applying for placements on The WAM Programme. Please ensure that you read all of the information below before you create an account.

Why should I register on the database?

  • Apply for a WAM placement opportunity.

  • Receive email notifications from the WAM Programme of new placement opportunities.
  • Receive information from GetAHEAD about events and workshops that are aimed at getting you ready for work such as interview preparation, CV skills etc…
  • Be contacted about participating in surveys and evaluations.

What are the minimum requirements to register on the database?

  • Have a disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health difficulty;
  • Be a current student or graduate;
  • When applying for a WAM placement you must be available and ready to undertake a full time, graduate level work placement in the workplace;
  • Have a minimum Level 6 qualification according to the NFQ. However for some WAM placement opportunities employers may specify higher qualification level requirements.

How do I register on the database?

  • Click on the "Create A New Account" button below to start the registration process.
  • You will be asked some basic contact and personal information.
  • Your email that you have used to register will be your username that you will use to login. It is best to use a personal email address rather than a college email address.
  • You will also need to input your educational details and complete the skills section however you can edit and update this after you create a new account.

Try to fill in all questions accurately and as best as you can.

If you do not register, you will not receive updates from the WAM Programme or GetAHEAD and you will not be able to apply for a WAM placement.

Important things to remember!

Registering on our database does not mean that you have applied for a specific placement or that you are guaranteed a placement. You must apply for all placements using the online facility in the database after logging in.

By registering on our database, The WAM Programme will also screen through our database when a new placement opportunity arises, selecting graduates who meet the requirements of a current opportunity in accordance with the job description and will then forward on the details that you have provided to the employer

If WAM has sent your details to an employer, you will be notified by email and you may be asked for the most up to date CV.

Please read the WAM FAQs before you register.


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