Change 100 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 internships, professional development and mentoring.

Alongside your paid internship, Change 100 provides support and guidance in sharing your disability and identifying and requesting workplace adjustments.

It's also an opportunity to develop a peer network of fellow Change 100 participants, as well as accessing a wide ranging alumni community.

Who is eligible?

To apply to Change 100 you must:

  • Consider yourself to have a disability or long-term condition as defined in the Equality Act 2010.
  • Be in your penultimate or final year of university level study, or have graduated in 2021, 2022 or 2023.
  • Have achieved or be predicted a 2:1 or 1st in your undergraduate degree.

How do I apply?

Applications are closed for our summer 2024 paid internships.

Who is Change 100 for?

Change 100 is for talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term conditions including:

  • Neurodivergent conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia,
    autism, ADHD.
  • Mobility impairments.
  • Sensory impairments.
  • Long-term conditions such as IBS, diabetes, Crohn’s disease,
    epilepsy, chronic fatigue.
  • Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar,
    OCD, anorexia.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at change100applications@leonardcheshire.org.

Change 100 has given me a lot, even in terms of just applying to jobs. I can tell myself that I don’t have to exist on the fringes. I’ve proven to myself and others that I can do this. Going forward, I’ll have a lot more confidence, which is something I struggled with in the past.

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What our selection process looks like

Unlock your potential with our thoughtfully crafted application process!

Application form

You will need to complete an online application between 3 October 2023 and 30 November 2023. Alternatively, you can submit your application in writing or as a video, responding to the same questions listed in the application form.

If you need any assistance with your application, or would like the application form in another format, please contact: change100applications@leonardcheshire.org or call:
020 3242 0299.

Assessment process

From December, our Change 100 team's representatives will conduct online interviews. You will then be shortlisted, based on your location, industry preferences, and skills. Employers will then engage with a select pool of candidates through an accessible and supportive recruitment process. The information you shared through your application will be shared with the employer.

Worried about adjustments? Fear not! Change 100 is committed to working with you and our employer partners to ensure you perform at your best. You can expect continuous support and tailored training throughout the entire process. Your journey to success begins here.

Need help with your application?

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

Success stories

Looking to improve your skills?

We're working with INCO Academy to provide free access to four Google Certificates to support your professional development.

As well as access, our team provide support in making the most of each course, including opportunities to increase your employability and to develop your network.

Register your interest for a Google Certificate

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 Ursula Green: change100applications@leonardcheshire.org

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