Back to Work Careers Fair

Date: Tuesday 12th April, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Raddison Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport, Pegasus Business Park, Herald Way, Derby DE74 2TZ

Are you considering returning to work after a spinal cord injury? And interested in hearing from recruitment experts on how to strengthen your job applications?

Then find out more information about our Back to Work Careers Fair below!

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We’re holding our first ever Back to Work Careers Fair! Come along and get all the support you need to reach your full employment potential.

The Back to Work Careers Fair offers you the opportunity to enhance your CV, receive expert advice on job hunting, and practice interview techniques, all within a supportive and encouraging environment. It aims to provide you with the tools to confidently return to work.

The Back to Work Career Fair will include:

  • Personal CV clinics – you’ll have the opportunity to book one-to-one sessions with recruitment experts who will share best practice on CV writing and job applications
  • Individual mock interviews – our recruitment experts will be on hand to practice interview techniques with you, sharing tips and tricks to help you stand out
  • The opportunity to meet recruiters – we’ve invited top recruiters to join us and discuss current job opportunities, as well as help answer any of your burning questions around employment
  • Panel discussions – we’ve invited some renowned speakers to discuss important topics, including: volunteering as part of the journey back to employment, disability advocacy and requesting reasonable adjustments, how to positively position your disability, and equality and diversity for a new era

Our panel discussions will include renowned speakers, such as:

  • Ian Bellemy – Board Member at Autism Education Trust, with lived experience of working with employers to understand reasonable adjustments
  • Sophie Elwes – Mentoring Services Manager at Back Up, and Podcast Host of A Life Less Ordinary
  • Becky Hill – Senior HR professional, with over 16 years’ experience
  • Hannah Hunt – Structural Engineer and Designer at Passivhaus Homes, and former Para-athlete
  • Dr Amy KavanaghAward-winning Disability Rights Activist and Campaigner
  • Siobhan Mulrey – Senior Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Lizzie Tench – Para-triathlete, Peer Support Volunteer, Sexual Abuse Helpline Volunteer and Writer
  • Ollie Thorn – Senior Manager, D&I Client Solutions at Michael Page

Back to Work Careers Fair Donation

Back Up relies on the generosity of individuals and companies. Each year we ask all course participants to make a suggested donation towards their course place.

We do understand however that everyone’s circumstances are different so making a full donation isn’t always possible. Please don’t ever let money concerns stop you from applying for one of our courses. We never allocate or refuse a space based on your ability to make a donation.

The suggested donation for attending the Back to Work Careers Fair is £10.

If you have far to travel and would like to stay over the night before and join us for dinner please email Lucy.

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We look forward to hearing from you!