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Applying for Jobs

Applying for jobs can be a difficult process and there are lots of things to consider. When applying for jobs it is important to ensure that you have disclosed your disability on the application form as this will let employers know that they should follow the requirements of the Equality Act. It may also be useful to research whether the company you are applying for is a Disability Confident Employer. These employers have committed to making sure their organisation is dedicated to recruiting, retaining and developing disabled people. Also, informing employers that you have SEND needs and requirements before an interview is really important as this ensures that any extra support you may need is in place before you get there. 

Hot tips on preparing for interviews


Finding a job

Sign up to the regular job email at Brent Works

Visit Brent Start for further adult education



Who is there to support you?

Various organisations can support you and guide you in finding the right job for you

Visit Connexionsfor support in overcoming barriers for looking for a job

The Living Room is available to help you get closer to the job market

If you are experiencing depression or anxiety disorders contact Hestia who can help you return back to work

Opportunity at Foundling Museum


A paid traineeship opportunity is available for care-experienced young people based in one of these nine boroughs of London: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster.   

This traineeship is based around creative writing and trainees will learn writing, performance and employment skills.               

You can find out more about our award-winning Tracing Our Tales traineeship programme here: Tracing Our Tales - Foundling Museum           

This opportunity would suit any care-experienced young people aged 18-29 who live in one of the aforementioned boroughs and might be interested.

Attached is a flyer with more information but please feel free to reach out with any questions by contacting Emma Middleton at: and 020 7841 3610

Looking for a specific career

Investigate jobs in this field

Is this a field that is affected by changing technology?

Will there be jobs like this in the future?

Look at job adverts online

Note which qualifications or experience is needed

Research where you can do this qualification

What are the entry requirements, how can you do these?

Alternative qualifications may be acceptable

Contact an employer and ask if they take interns or volunteers

Ask the employer if they are 'disability confident'




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