The Confirmed Interview Scheme enables eligible students applying for participating internship roles to benefit from an assured interview, provided they meet the role criteria.
This scheme aims to give support and encouragement to students from under-represented groups with finding graduate-level work experience and enhancing their employability. This initiative will also help participating employers to improve their workplace diversity.
Students are eligible to participate if they meet at least one of the below criteria:
- Are a member of the Birmingham Scholar/Pathways to Birmingham programmes; or
- Are registered at the University as having a Disability.
You can speak with your employer before your work experience starts to highlight any reasonable adjustments that you may need for them to make to ensure that you do not experience any barriers or challenges to undertake the role. These adjustments can include physical adjustments (such as adapted equipment), flexible working patterns and any support or training. You can also request for reasonable adjustments to be made during the application process.
It is your responsibility to inform the employer of what you need and why so they can make amendments in due course for your experience. For more information on what reasonable adjustments are and how you can request them to the employer here are some helpful links:
The B-Experienced Internship Programme application form will provide you with the opportunity to highlight any reasonable adjustment requirements for recruitment and selection purposes.
Please email the team at email@example.com if you would like to discuss your particular circumstances before your application is forwarded to the organisation hosting the internship.