Glasgow Disability Alliance

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Employability Support

Looking for work can be twice as hard if you are disabled or have a health condition. In Glasgow, only 45% of disabled people aged 16-65 are in work, compared to 67% of our non-disabled peers – this is the lowest in Scotland, where on average 49% of disabled people are in work, compared to 81.6% of our non-disabled peers.

GDA’s specialist employment adviser offers:

One-to-one coaching

  • Careers advice, support with job searches, CVs, applications and mock interviews
  • Discussing your support needs and reasonable adjustments at work
  • Support to find and apply for inclusive opportunities for employment, training and work experience
  • Approved referrals to the Glasgow Guarantee programme.

Group Training

  • Building confidence for employment
  • Accessible job searches, finding inclusive employers
  • CV workshops, Application and interview skills
  • SQA employability award delivered by GDA at our accessible office, in partnership with Volunteer Glasgow
  • Visits to employers
  • Information sessions on self-employment, Access to Work, employment and training opportunities and programmes.

Support for Employers

We support employers large and small who wish to employ, retain and promote more disabled people. We can provide anything from an informal chat to bespoke training and consultancy on a sliding scale, including:

  • Inclusive recruitment and selection: Equality Legislation in Practice
  • Attracting the best disabled applicants
  • Interview do’s and don’ts
  • Discussing disability, health and support needs of your workers and candidates
  • Making reasonable adjustments in the workplace
  • Access to work and other sources of support
  • Disability Equality Training for HR managers.

Read more about how GDA members are working in partnership to reduce the disability employment gap.

For more information about our employability supports, contact or call 0141 556 7103

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GDA Employability Support

Find out how GDA can help disabled people looking for work, and advice for employers on disability equality.





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