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


What Employers Say About WAM

We’ve gathered together some quotes from employers we’ve worked with over the years about their experiences working with WAM.

‘Abbott Ireland is an equal opportunities employer, which forges links with organisations like AHEAD to build capacity in the area of employing people with disabilities and retaining staff with disabilities. As our vascular operation in Clonmel was the winner of the overall O2 Ability Award 2010, Abbott Ireland acknowledges the tremendous benefits that are to be gained from actively engaging in this programme.’

‘...it is still rare to work with a person with a disability and there is no reason why graduates with disabilities shouldn’t be in the workforce...’

‘It has changed my approach to the staff that I am managing. A lot of the methods and principles can be applied to all staff e.g. open questioning and listening skills’.

‘I’m more aware of the difficulties that graduates with disabilities have in securing employment or work experience opportunities. I have also learned that mentoring offers value across all strands of an organisation’.

‘It has been a fantastic experience and a privilege to work on this Programme! I have a far greater awareness of the difficulties that people with disabilities are likely to face’.

‘...the biggest barrier is perception’.


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