Blogs and Testimonials

Intern Blog: I didn’t think I was eligible and now here I am, nearly a year after my first WeCanWork application with a full-time job offer.

By Mairi EdwardsLet me start off my saying that I had never considered myself disabled or as having a learning disability. I had only just been diagnosed when I came across the WeCanWork internships. At first, I did not think that I would be eligible, but after reading more into ...

Intern Blog: Helping to create a new Scottish Social Security Benefit System through lived experience.

For anyone thinking of applying for this internship in the future, my advice would be don’t be hesitant, as it is a great opportunity for disabled people. By Laura Murdanaigum Before my internship I was volunteering at the Remode Collective, a social enterprise which upcycles unwanted and unused textiles into new products. ...

Intern Blog: So, this is what positive action and affirmation feels like?

By Billianna Allen-Mandeville I was unemployed for six months before starting my internship. I never thought that after graduating and studying for two degrees I would find it difficult gaining a job. This was not for want of trying. Each day I would go out and sit in coffee shops and ...

Internship Blog: From Anxious Mess to Anxious Success?

By Pooja Marwaha Pooja applied and was successful for our We Can Work internship Evaluation and Research Intern with Skills Development Scotland (SDS). This internship was developed as part of SDS’s annual recruitment campaign Young Talent Internship Programme. This blog was written by Pooja about her experience of her We Can ...