What is the Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) Programme?

The WAM Programme helps connect graduates with disabilities with work placement opportunities
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Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) is a work placement programme for graduates with disabilities. It aims to connect graduates with disabilities with the labour market and help employer’s improve their ability to integrate disability into the workplace.

What does it involve?

Employers offer mentored, paid work placements for graduates with disabilities. A placement is a minimum 6 month, paid. Placements can be in the private or public sector. They are mainstream graduate entry level positions. Graduates must compete for roles that are available, as they would when applying for any job.

Organisations that have participated in WAM previously include:

  • ESB
  • Enterprise
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Irish Life & Permanent
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • O2
  • Microsoft

How to apply

Visit the WAM section of the Ahead website for more information on how to apply.

Need more information?

We are here to answer your questions and talk through your options. Our online chat service is for 16 to 25 year olds and is available Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm. Chat to us now about your situation.

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