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For information on AHEAD, GetAHEAD and WAM programmes. These programmes are both for students and graduates with disabilities

Students and graduates can register for free on the WAMWorks database to get email alerts about current employment opportunities and events or workshops on topics such as Writing your CV, Completing Application forms, Interviews, Disclosure and so on!

WAMWorks Database – AHEAD


Educators, parents, family members and disability orgs can sign up for the weekly AHEAD mailout on the bottom right corner of the AHEAD home page at this link

Home – AHEAD


The Department of Social Protection (DSP) have an arrangement in place for graduates with Disabilities that take up a WAM placement and are in receipt of Disability Allowance / Illness Benefit. This payment will be paused for the duration of the placement and reinstated on completion of the placement. You can read full details at this link

WAM Social Welfare Information – AHEAD

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What Will You Learn?

  • Know more about AHEAD
  • Know about disability and 3rd level education
  • Find out about WAM
  • Find out about Employment options via WAM

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Course Content

AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability. Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.

  • Lesson 1

Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) is a work placement programme which aims to promote access to the labour market for graduates with disabilities and build the capacity of employers to integrate disability into the mainstream workplace. Participating employers (WAM Leaders) collaborate with WAM to offer mentored, paid, work placements for graduates with disabilities. This partnership brings graduates with disabilities and employers together so that both can benefit from each other - ensuring genuine learning opportunities for all. WAM is unique in that it seeks to engage and support employers in order to simultaneously develop the potential of employers and graduates with disabilities.


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