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“I was applying for fundraising, public speaking and admin work - jobs I knew I could do, but if and when I got to a face-to-face interview, it felt like employers weren’t looking at the skills that I had, but my disability, and asking ‘how would you be able to do this job? Look at what I’ve done before, see the skills I have and take me for what I can offer you.But they would look at my disability rather than the person I was.As a graduate with three A-levels, she didn’t expect finding a job would be too difficult.But it took her nine months to get into work, during which she applied for 250 roles, which led to just four telephone interviews and three face-to-face interviews.“When I got to about 150 jobs, I just thought I don’t think I’m ever going to get anything. But I just thought I was never going to get a job,” she said. I became really down because I knew I could do it, and it’s just waiting for that one person to take a chance on you.
An Opinium survey of 2,000 disabled people also found that more than half (51 per cent) of applications from disabled people result in an interview, compared with 69 per cent for non-disabled applicants.
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“Lots of employers have no idea that Access to Work is out there.
They think they’ll have to pay so they don’t take the chance." Ms Pitt, who now works for the Department of Work and Pensions, said she was the first disabled person her previous company employed, and was often the first disabled person interviewers had considered for a job.