Evenbreak and Microsoft Mentorship Program for Students With Disabilities – Evenbreak and Microsoft are excited to announce our new mentorship program for students with disabilities, “Get Your Hands-on Professional Experience,” designed to inspire and equip you with hands-on experience in your future profession.
This 5-week program will pair you with experienced Microsoft employees who will provide individualized guidance, networking opportunities, and insight into potential career paths within the dynamic world of IT. By participating in the program, you will gain new knowledge and experience, improve self-confidence, presentation and collaboration skills, and enhance your employment opportunities.
The program starts on 1 November 2023, lasts for 5 weeks and finishes with a closing virtual event on 6 December 2023. All communications will be remote via email and video calls. Applications will be accepted until 16 October 2023.
Apply if you are:
- 18 years or older;
- a university student in your 2nd year or beyond, studying IT disciplines;
- willing to invest an average of 4 hours a week in the program;
- curious to learn more about your future profession and eager to gain new hands-on experience.
Please email your application to Jane Hatton on [email protected] by Monday 16th October, stating:
- Your full name
- Email and/or phone number and preferred method of contact
- Which university you are attending, your year of study, and major subject
- Any particular interests you have in the field of IT? (e.g. application development, administration, data science, technical sales, etc.)
- Any accessibility requirements you have
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to take your professional development to the next level!
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Our mission is to aim for a world where Evenbreak is no longer needed – where disabled people have the same opportunities and choices to enter, progress and thrive in the world of work as non-disabled people. All disabling barriers have been removed, and disabled candidates are valued equally.
As a social enterprise run by and for disabled people we only employ people with lived experience of disability.
Every member of our team makes a valuable contribution, and we share Evenbreak’s values which are:
Inclusion – Our aim is to ensure everyone feels included and heard in each contact with Evenbreak – whether applying for roles, advertising positions, using our coaching services or working at Evenbreak.
Impact – We focus on having a positive impact on the lives of disabled people by providing better work prospects and helping our employers feel confident they are getting the best possible talent for their organisations.
Integrity – At our heart is a strong sense of honesty in our courage, rooted in our lived experience of disability. We practice what we preach, and do not shy away from calling out discrimination or inappropriate behaviour. We are not afraid to pose challenging questions.
Professionalism – For us, professionalism means fulfilling our work commitments in a timely manner, being reliable and accountable in everything we do, and how we do it. We treat each other with respect, reflected in the way we behave and interact with our clients, colleagues and candidates.
Trail Blazing – We want to keep moving forward as an organisation, with optimistic and curious colleagues who question and challenge the status quo. Evenbreak is not a static entity, but aims to grow by disrupting and innovating, while engaging with, learning from and inspiring our colleagues, clients and candidates.