Local careers and jobs fairs may offer an ‘Inclusion’ period where young people with disabilities (and their parents/carers) can come along and speak to employers with more privacy and fewer distractions.
If you have a disability additional support my be available from specialist third sector organisations such as Project Search and Enable that may operate in your area. Ask your local DYW Group or at your local JobcentrePlus
Skills Development Scotland offer advice to employers. Disabled and care experienced young people up to and including 29 receive the highest level of Modern Apprenticeship funding for their chosen framework. Your local JobcentrePlus will also be able to offer support and advice.
Fair Start Scotland aims to help people to find employment, including those facing barriers to entering the labour market including supported employment and Individual Placement and Support (IPS).
Many Third Sector organisations that operate in Scotland offer forms of support for disabled people that will help you into employment and sustain you in it. Different organisations operate in different areas and have a wide range of expertise.
Education Scotland has published a Work Placement Standard, which covers how employers should help young people with disabilities. Enable, a learning disability Third Sector organisation, provide support to obtain work placements for young people with learning disabilities in 11 Local Authority areas.
The Disability Confident supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.
Including those that specialise in teaching young people with additional support needs.