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

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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 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.

WAM Companies Logos - publicjobs.ie, salesforce, dell, irish life, esb, gsk, bank of ireland, diageo, enterprise, pepsico, central bank, NTMA, vmware



Since 2005, The WAM Programme has provided over 550 placements for graduates with disabilities and worked with the following dynamic network of employers in 2020-2021 

Bank of Ireland, Irish Life, Dell, Public Jobs, Salesforce, Central Bank of Ireland, Bank of America, ESB, Enterprise, NTMA, UCD, PepsiCo,  Diageo, VMWare and GSK. 




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Department of Social Protection

The WAM programme is funded by the Department of Social Protection (DSP)