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Callum Hendry is completing his internship with Angus MacDonald MSP. He has written a blog about what it has been like to work at the Scottish Parliament, included the highlights and detailed the flexibility that’s made it a great place to work! Before starting the internship, I had been unemployed for 2 years. Since graduating…
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Eleanor Macleod is completing her internship with The Scottish Government in the Communities Analysis Division. She has written a blog about what it has been like to work at the Scottish Government, included the highlights and detailed the adjustments that’s made it a great place to work! Panic, Fear & Dread. These were the three…
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Lily Pattison interned with the Scottish Prison Service for 4 months in the Equality and Diversity Team. Lily details below about what it was like to work at the Scottish Prison Service, what her internship included and the adjustments that made it a great place to work! Working at the Scottish Prison Service over the…
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In December 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a formal inquiry on housing for disabled people. During the inquiry, disabled people, including June and Michelle who are featured in this video, told us about the terrible situations they found themselves in – sometimes being stuck in unsuitable housing for years with no opportunities…
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Rebecca Farren interned with Neil Findlay MSP for 4 months with an Parliamentary Internship. These internships give disabled people a chance to get experience of parliamentary research and processes in the Scottish Parliament. Here she tells us about working at parliament, settling in to Edinburgh, managing PAs and adjustments in work, and where she is…
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Laura Chapman, aka ‘Mole’ was an intern with Christina McKelvie MSP for the SNP from January to April 2018. She did parliamentary research on Universal Credit, speech writing and worked on a parliamentary bill about domestic abuse. Below, Mole tells us about what the internship has meant to her. Hope you enjoy the read, we…
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  We were featured on Reporting Scotland with two of our members who are looking for work. Despite being qualified and having lots of skills, they are coming up against barriers in the recruitment process. Dr Julie McElroy is a law graduate and has applied for hundreds of jobs. Julie recently spoke at our Summit…
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Susan is doing an internship with The Care Inspectorate at their offices in Dundee. Her project involves looking at the tools the inspectorate is using when evaluating the service of care providers. Susan has been an active member of Inclusion Scotland for some time now, and is keen to see more disabled people taking on…
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Ross is doing an internship with the Fair Work Directorate at the Scottish Government in their Glasgow offices. Ross’s internship was set up through our We Can Work Internship Programme, which aims to support disabled people into internships which will boost their career prospects and confidence in work. You can find out more about We…
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Ross is doing an internship with the Fair Work Directorate at the Scottish Government at one of their Glasgow offices.  My initial reactions of the Scottish Government are overwhelmingly positive, although it did take me a while to get used to not asking to go to lunch (I still do!). The most positive aspect perhaps…
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