Since 2020 Gerald Eve have partnered with Change100, an award-winning internship programme for talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term conditions.
The latest stats show the interns were 64% female, 42% first generation university and 29% BAME, representing an incredibly diverse and inclusive group of individuals.
Due to the pandemic, we were unable to offer the paid internship in 2020 and instead we had 4 volunteers provide mentoring to 4 individuals. In 2021, provided we get back into the office environment, we will offer up to two students paid summer work placements.
All candidate interns have good university grades and go through a rigorous and inclusive recruitment process, which Gerald Eve assist with by attending two of their assessment days. Candidates are then matched to employers based on their profiles and interests.
Teams who take on an intern receive a disability and employment training session, as well as ongoing support throughout the internship period. Being involved helps Gerald Eve access untapped talent and with 1 in 5 people becoming disabled in their lifetime, we can become more disability confident and boost employee morale by signalling our inclusive and supportive culture.