For applicants

We’re looking for talented students and recent graduates with disabilities and long-term conditions. If that’s you, join Change 100 and unlock your potential.

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Applications are now open for our 2021 summer internships.

You have until 2pm on 7 January 2021 to apply.

Apply today

Shuv, a change 100 intern, using a computer

What is Change 100?

Change 100 is our flagship programme of paid summer work placements, professional development and mentoring. It aims to remove barriers experienced by disabled people in the workplace, to allow them to achieve their potential. We partner with leading employers in the UK who believe disability isn’t a barrier to a brilliant career.

If you are successful, you will gain the experience, confidence, networks and skills needed to kick start your career. 

  • 100% of Change 100 interns said their experience has improved their confidence in the workplace.  
  • 100% said their Change 100 experience has strengthened their CV.

Applications close at 2pm on 7 January 2021.

Apply today

Who is Change 100 for?

Change 100 is for talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term conditions — including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities and difficulties like dyslexia and dyspraxia.

I believe that the Change 100 may be one of the most important steps I have taken since I was accepted into University. I have been welcomed into a workforce that is accepting and understanding of my disability.

Need some help with your application?

Webinars

We're hosting webinars to support you with your applications. Each webinar is the same and will be hosted on the dates below. Learn more about the programme, how to write a successful application and also how to approach adjustments during our inclusive recruitment process.

​​​​​​​Register for 13 November (4pm to 5pm) webinar 

Register for 1 December (6pm to 7pm) webinar 

Register for 17 December (5pm to 6pm) webinar

Change 100 and coronavirus 

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, we are committed to still delivering our Change 100 programme for the coming year. We’re proud to say that during the early stages of the pandemic, we quickly adapted and innovated Change 100 to function digitally. 

We increased our professional development offer – moving our regular sessions online and introducing exciting new elements - and based most of our 2020 placements remotely. Over the seven years that we have run Change 100, home-based working has been a growing feature, largely driven by our interns as a result of their disability or long term condition, as well as the evolving needs of employers.  
 
Whilst we hope placements & our professional development sessions will be offered in-person for the coming year, we are continually monitoring the situation and preparing for all eventualities. As part of that, we will endeavour to keep all our candidates and partners updated as regularly as possible. 
 
We are excited to launch our 2021 programme as our biggest and best yet and look forward to welcoming you on to Change 100. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Change 100 team on the email addresses below. 

For Interns, Learners or candidates: change100applications@leonardcheshire.org 

For universities, please contact Charlie Willis: change100applications@leonardcheshire.org 

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Rumana Yasmin, a Change 100 Intern at a development day