Connecting people with disability to business
It's widely agreed that the most valuable way to improve employment outcomes for people with disability is through innovative programs that help set them up for a lifetime of work.
Internships, mentorships and employer-led recruitment strategies expose businesses to people with disability and give vital work experience to jobseekers.
Stepping Into internships started in 2005. Seven law students with disability were given an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and capabilities so that they could compete on a level playing field with other law students. Now, it is open across all industries and has become a highly valued talent pipeline for organisations actively seeking to employ people with disability as part of their recruitment strategy and in their graduate programs.
Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) Mentoring matches jobseekers with disability with mentors who can support them to develop their skills and confidence in a workplace setting. It supports managers and supervisors to build their leadership skills and develop their confidence to work with people with disability.