Graduate Employment

By: Edge Employment Solutions  11-Aug-2011
Keywords: Recruitment, Training, Disability

Surveys show that university graduates with disability are much less likely to gain employment, or gain employment in their field of study, than other graduates. Almost one-third of job-seeking graduates with disability remained unemployed six months after graduating, more than twice the unemployment rate of other graduates. Those graduates with disability who were employed were more likely to be working part-time or be self-employed. More than half of the employed graduates reported that they had been unsuccessful in being able to pursue their career aspirations. Graduates with more visible disability experienced greater difficulty in finding work.

Negative employer attitudes, lack of work experience immediately prior to graduation, poor job hunting skills and strategies and lack of knowledge about workplace modifications and assistive equipment are the most commonly reported barriers to employment.

EDGE offers career planning, job placement and job support services to university graduates with disability. The services that EDGE can provide include career planning and advice, matching students with industry mentors, job search assistance, resume and application review, workplace modifications, assistive equipment and post-placement training and support.

Keywords: Disability, Disability Employment, Disability Employment Network, Recruitment, Training

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