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AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability

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The WAM Programme

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 WAM’s network of 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.

To date, the AHEAD WAM Programme has provided over 350 placements for graduates with disabilities and worked with the following dynamic network of employers:

Abbott, ESB, Enterprise Rent a Car, Bank of Ireland, Public Appointments Service, Citi Group, National Treasury Management Agency, Irish Life & Permanent, Covideon, Dell, Deloitte, IBM, Mater Private, O2, Savills, Arthur Cox, Microsoft, CG Systems

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The WAM programme is funded by the DEASP (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection).