Employable Me Series Two

If you’ve been following any of my posts on social media for the last couple of weeks you’ll know that I’ve been fortunate enough to have taken part in the second series of Employable Me for BBC2!

It starts tonight by the way (Monday, November 27th at 9pm on BBC2) and I’m so excited for you all to finally be able to see it.

If you’ve never heard of the show before, the best way to describe it in a nutshell is that it’s a documentary series that looks at the barriers disabled people, like myself, face when they’re trying to find employment – and you only have to look back though the archives of this blog to see that I’ve come up against my fair share of those.

I’ve been working on this for so long and I haven’t been allowed to talk about it. It’s one of the reasons why my blog posts have been so few and far between lately – so much of the disability-related stuff that’s been going on in my life has been thanks to Employable Me.

I’ve met some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met in my life, and lots of us are still in touch. I think we’ll be friends for a very long time. I’m not going to talk about what happens over the series (although I might talk about certain elements of it in the future) but I do urge you all to watch it, whether you’re disabled, or an employer or just interested.

I hope it raises awareness and I hope people learn something. I’ve learned a lot about myself and a lot about disability. I hope you all do, too.

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13 thoughts on “Employable Me Series Two

  1. I’m really sorry I won’t be able to see these soon as i-player won’t work abroad. I do hope being a part of the series will bring you some offers of employment; it’s so frustrating that employers can’t look beyond your disability when your abilities are staring them in the face.

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  2. Hi Nicola
    I’ve just watched episode 2 and just a glimpse of your journey.
    What a fantastic young lady you are.
    My eyes were not dry when you were receiving your feedback from your 2 day work experience.

    Your determination is amazing.
    I have 3 boys…2 with autism and know only too well the difficulties that society creates for those with disabilities.

    My eldest shares your stubbornness… but wow how you changed when you started asking for help….with your stretch breaks.
    The same for him when he needed to ask for sensory respite…..
    He found recognition of his identity hard to deal with but gets there in the end.

    I just wanted to wish you all the best for the future.
    X

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  3. YaY you got a placement with that company, well done you Nicola! Are you allowed to tell us how it went? Anyway we thought you were great,

    Jon & Karen, both disabled workers.

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  4. I watched the episode last night. Nicola you’re truly amazing. How did your work placement pan out?? I’m dying to hear more. Also, remember whether someone’s labelled able bodied or disabled, being unemployed is not something anyone wants to endure… you’re a smart strong lady and never forget that. Xx

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  5. Watching you has inspired me so much, you’re kindness and strength is amazing. I’m glad you got you’re chance to get your story told, you deserve to be very happy

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