Your business could become all the richer for drawing on the abilities of disabled people. Our aim is to work alongside you to improve employment opportunities for our students – and to help you discover the benefits for your workplace.
Here at the College, and in partnership with young people with a disability, we can offer you Disability Confidence training. This will deepen your understanding of how:
- disability affects all parts of your business
- you can benefit from advances in technology and working patterns
- to fulfill your obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.
Find out more about bespoke Disability Confidence training
You can offer opportunities for young people with disability in more ways than you might have imagined - whether in your workplace or here at the College. Here’s just a taste of how you can be involved:
- Use your business expertise to chat with our students, or mentor our enterprise groups
- Work with us as we set up new social enterprises, or supported employment opportunities
- Offer work placements yourself
- Join our employer forums and help steer our vocational curriculum.
Contact us now to find out how you can offer help where it’s needed most. Simply call Dawn on 01242 527631 x7321 or email email@example.com You could open more doors than you could possibly imagine.
Six facts* about disability and the world of business
- There are at least 650 million disabled people worldwide
- Two per cent of the working age UK population becomes disabled every year
- One in five disabled people in the UK are unemployed but want to work. This compares to one in 15 of non-disabled people.
- One in six of the working age population (aged 16 – 64) in Europe has either a long-standing health problem or a disability
- At 30 per cent, the poverty rate for disabled adults in the UK is twice that for non-disabled adults.
- Disabled people have enormous spending power as customers – around £80 billion a year in the UK alone.
* Source: the Employers’ Forum on Disability