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


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5 Reasons to register on the WAMWorks database

  1. Get paid graduate opportunities with WAM Employers
  2. Get priority notifications of  WAM Opportunities.
  3. Priority access to workshops and events like Building The Future, Think Twice, Bootcamps and more! 
  4. Get advice on your interview and CV from employers at our partnered events. 
  5. Get advice and support through our 'Got A Question?' feature. 

What are the minimum requirements to register on the database?

  • You must have a disability. 
  • Be a current student or be a graduate. Please note, you do not need to be a recent graduate. 
  • Have a minimum Level 6 qualification or you are currently enrolled in study towards this level. 
  • Be available and ready to undertake a full time, graduate level work at the time of applying for a WAM placement. 

How do I register on the database?

  1. Click on the pink "Create A New Account" button to start the registration process.
  2.  You will be asked to confirm you have a disability before proceeding to register.
  3. Enter your email address  - this will also be your username to log into the database. Please use a personal email address and not a college email address as we will use this email to keep in touch with you. 
  4. You will be asked to set up a password and have to fill in your basic contact details as well as required questions. 
  5. You also have the option to complete optional questions on your education, qualifications, skills and your preferred work and location.
  6. Confirm you have read the terms and conditions and click on 'Create New Account'. 

Important Note

Registering on our database alone does not mean that you have applied for a specific placement or that you will be guaranteed a placement. You will have to apply for WAM Opportunities as they arise through your online account. 

Visit our WAM Rules and Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.

If you need to get in touch, please email wam@ahead.ie. 

New Account Registration

Fields denoted with an asterisk (*) are required.

In order to register on the database and to apply for WAM placements, you must have a disability, specific learning difficulty or a mental health difficulty.

As you do not have a disability, you cannot register on the database or apply for WAM placements.

Type(s) of disability (tick all that apply)*
This information is for AHEAD's statistical purposes only.

Are you currently in receipt of an illness or disability payment?*

This information is confidential and is for AHEAD's statistical purposes only. When you are applying for a WAM placement, we strongly advise having read this important information regarding the impact of taking up a WAM placement on illness/disability related benefits.

If you require accommodations (e.g. ISL Interpreter, wheelchair accessible etc…) to undertake your interview, please specify what you need here. Please note that this information will be passed onto the employer in order to facilitate your interview requirements to ensure a safe and inclusive involvement in the WAM Placement Programme.

How did you hear about this database?*

Education & Qualifications

Please provide details of any and all qualifications that you feel may be relevent or wish to let us know about. To add a new item click either of the "Add Another Course" links below.

Education / Qualification Info Remove this Item

Below are a list of skills which employers are often looking for, please tick as many skills that are applicable to you and whether you have a little knowledge or a lot of knowledge of that skill. If you wish, you can write up to 50 words of your experience in each skill. You can also complete or edit this at any time after registration.

Skill No A Little A Lot Evidence
Computer Languages
Customer Service Experience
Financial/Tax Qualifications
Sales Experience

Choose the area(s) of work that you are interested in

Where would you be willing to work?

By completing this registration form, you give consent to WAM to forward on your details to employers with the exception of your disability and social welfare information. You may alter or update any of the information provided through your control panel after registration is complete. CVs and application documents may be uploaded after registration on a per-application basis.

You shall receive emails updates about the following

  • WAM work placements that are currently being advertised
  • GetAHEAD skills seminars such as interview preparation, CV writing etc
  • GetAHEAD blog posts
  • Your participation in surveys and evaluations from time to time
  • Any other relevant information relating to job seeking

Registering your details with us does not mean that you have applied for a specific placement or that you are guaranteed a placement.

You can suspend or delete your account, and all accompanying data/details, at any time.


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Creating Inclusive Environments in Education and Employment for People with Disabilities

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