Get help with job applications and interviews

Find out how you can get job application support as a care leaver or disabled student.

Resources that we have to help you

Career Pop-Ups

During term time you can head over to one of our weekly career pop-ups where you can speak to an advisor on a 1-2-1 basis and receive real-time feedback. There is no need to register beforehand.

Greenwich Campus

Monday, 12pm - 2pm in Stockwell Street Library

Wednesday, 1pm - 3pm in the Dreadnought building

Medway Campus

Tuesday, 12pm - 2pm in the Drill Hall Library

Support for Care Leavers and Care Experienced students

We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities and support available through the following organisations to help you with your career and employability.

Drive Forward Foundation

Drive Forward’s mission is to enable care experienced young people to achieve their full potential through sustainable employment.  They support care-experienced young people aged 16-26 in London to transition from care into a career.  They can provide 1:1 employability support through careers advice, CV and interview skills, mentoring and access to a network of over 20 corporate partners across the city who offer apprenticeships, internships and employment opportunities.  To join Drive Forward and receive information on these opportunities you will need to complete their online application form.

Care Leaver Covenant 

The Care Leaver Covenant is funded by the Department for Education in England and is a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16 – 25 to live independently through opportunities covering internships, placements, employment, training, and support.

Organisations that sign up to the Covenant make a promise to provide additional support for those leaving care and the kitemark is a recognition of this work.  Look on the website for a list of organisations and watch for this kitemark when applying for opportunities.

The Civil Service Care Leavers Internship Scheme

This flagship scheme, run by the UK Government, gives care leavers the chance to benefit from a 12-month paid internship in a central Government department/agency, with the possibility of the post being made permanent at the end of the 12 months.

Adverts are live on Civil Service Jobs early in May each year, with interviews scheduled from early July. Successful candidates are notified by the end of July. The scheme is open to young people who are aged 18 – 30, and satisfy other eligibility criteria.

For more information on this amazing opportunity for care leavers:


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Support for Disabled Students

For some, transitioning from University to employment can be challenging. We have collated a list of resources to support our disabled students and graduates with this.

Access to Work

This is a Government fund which provides support to disabled employees in the workplace.  The support can be in the form of funding for additional equipment needed at work, paying towards the cost of getting to work and/or a support worker to help with the day-to-day duties. Click to find out more about Access to Work and how to apply.


An ‘autistic majority’ company which employs autistic individuals as well as providing support and guidance to other companies to enable them to do the same. This includes a list of current job opportunities at Auticon. Click to find out more about Auticon and to explore current career opportunities.

Blind in Business

Support for Blind and partially sighted graduate and undergraduates to find employment. This includes job hunting coaching, assistance with application forms, specialised interview practice and help with obtaining necessary assistive technology for work. Click to find out more about Blind in Business.  

Diversity & Ability

This is a social enterprise led by and for disabled people. Part of their work is to empower disabled and neurodiverse employees to reach their potential in the workplace. This can be one-to-one support, workshops and training. Click to find out more about Diversity and Ability and how to access the support on offer.

Employ Autism

Employ Autism is an Ambitious About Autism campaign with the aim to increase better work opportunities for autistic people. This can be through their supported internship programme or through advice and guidance on the recruitment process. Click to find out more about Employ Autism. 


A specialist recruitment agency which helps neurodivergent people find jobs. This includes support with the recruitment process such as completing applications and preparing for interviews. Enna also has a jobs board which details the latest vacancies. Click to find out more about Enna.

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

Advice, guidance and information on employment support for people who are Deaf, have hearing loss or have tinnitus. This includes support with finding work as well as support in the workplace. Click to find out more about RNID.

The Employability Team was not only able to thoroughly review my CV and Cover Letter and help personalise my application, but also give me the support I needed to continue with my placement searches. Talking to someone with experience gave me the encouragement I needed with my Disney application.

- Maddy Christen, BA International Business with Mandarin