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.

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 are now open! You have until 2pm on 6 January 2022 to apply.

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.

Join our webinars

These webinars focus on the programme cycle, the recruitment process and building disability confidence.

You’ll have the chance to learn about Change 100, what makes a successful application and how the programme can help build your confidence in managing your disability in the workplace.

Need help with your application?

Have a look at our top tips and making sure that Change 100 is right for you.

Change 100 and coronavirus

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, we continue to deliver Change 100 and we’re proud to say that during the early stages of the pandemic, we quickly adapted and innovated the programme to function digitally.

In 2021, we delivered the majority of our placements remotely. Over the eight 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 that placements and 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.

As one of the few graduate opportunities that has continued throughout the pandemic, we are excited to launch our 2022 programme as our biggest and best yet and look forward to welcoming you on to Change 100.

Success stories

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

Rumana Yasmin, a Change 100 Intern at a development day