7 episodes

A frank and intimate series of conversations between those who hold power in sought-after industries and the people struggling to find employment due to barriers - such as having a disability, holding refugee status or gender discrimination - in their chosen sector.

Presented by social advocate and author Yassmin Abdel-Magied, this show is a collection of inspiring and powerful stories about sharing common ground and accessing pathways.

Breaking Barriers Virgin

    • Careers
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

A frank and intimate series of conversations between those who hold power in sought-after industries and the people struggling to find employment due to barriers - such as having a disability, holding refugee status or gender discrimination - in their chosen sector.

Presented by social advocate and author Yassmin Abdel-Magied, this show is a collection of inspiring and powerful stories about sharing common ground and accessing pathways.

    Ex-offenders

    Ex-offenders

    Recent studies show that in the UK only around a quarter of prisoners enter employment after release. The figure is even lower in the United States. How, then, can the barriers to employment thrown up by having a criminal conviction be broken down?

    • 35 min
    Seeking Asylum

    Seeking Asylum

    Last year, there were over 26 thousand asylum applications to the UK, however those who seek refuge are not allowed to claim benefits or do paid work in any capacity until asylum is granted. How, then, can the barriers to employment thrown up by the asylum seeking process be broken down?

    • 30 min
    My disability, your perception

    My disability, your perception

    85% of young disabled adults say they feel lonely, while they are more than twice as likely to be unemployed than non-disabled people. So how can the barriers to employment thrown up by conditions such as cerebral palsy be broken down?

    • 40 min
    Young Black Male

    Young Black Male

    Young black men have higher unemployment rates than all other groups of young people, according to research. So how can the barriers to employment thrown up by race be broken down?

    • 34 min
    Neurodiversity

    Neurodiversity

    Many autistic people often have a variety of exceptional skills that enable them to thrive in the workplace, yet only 15% of people with Autism have full-time work - how can the barriers to employment thrown up by Autism be broken down?

    • 35 min
    Motherhood

    Motherhood

    In the past year 18 per cent of mums in employment have been forced to leave their job due to a flexible working request being rejected - how can the barriers to employment thrown up by motherhood be broken down?

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

ScoutyDee ,

Brilliant podcast

This is great. I loved listening to Alison and Dan talk about their challenges and successes- I am sure their stories will resonate with a lot of people. Looking forward to the next one already.

Ofori Amponsah The Third ,

Love. This. Podcast!

This is just what I needed, even better to see a black woman lead these conversations!

Canal walker ,

Honest and insightful

Bringing some difficult conversations to the front with a host that's perfect for the task.

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