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Channel 4 to advertise all its jobs on specialist site promoting disabled talent

Channel 4 has yesterday announced that it will advertise all of its future vacancies on a specialist job site run by and for disabled people, Evenbreak. Channel 4 hopes the initiative will attract even more applications from disabled people in a bid to further diversify its workforce and help disabled people break into the media industry. The broadcaster’s commitment in ... Read More »

EY: Supporting Disabled People into Employment

EY is a global professional services organisation. By asking better questions, they provide their clients with better answers, helping them solve complex business issues. For smart, curious graduates, working at EY offers the opportunity to change how world-leading organisations do business. EY depends on high performing teams of people from a huge range of cultures and backgrounds to help clients ... Read More »

Charity receives major funding to help people into work

£156,000 awarded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund The statistics speak for themselves – around 6 per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment, despite more than 60 per cent wanting and being able to be in work. Those figures come from Mencap, looking at the picture across the UK. Across Warwickshire and ... Read More »

“I’m not unemployable, I’m autistic”

New video launches after charity finds full-time autism employment rate has stagnated at under 16% over the last decade  Video ‘Could you stand the rejection?’ puts you in the shoes of Max, a young autistic man, as he goes through a series of job interviews where people do not understand his autism 19 year old Max’s own story shows how ... Read More »

Help Local Older People to Stay Connected

A Retirement Housing Development in Haddington is looking for a volunteer to provide valuable computing support for its tenants. Bield’s The Butts development is looking for a volunteer who will be involved in the popular ‘Silver Surfer’ project which helps tenants get to grips with modern technology, enabling them to become more confident with laptops, smartphones and general computing skills. ... Read More »

Teresa Scott Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Employability Services

Teresa Scott, founder and CEO of leading national employability service provider Kennedy Scott, was awarded the Employment Related Services Association’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at a special event in London on Thursday evening. The announcement was made at ERSA’s annual Employability Awards ceremony, which was attended by the new Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health, Penny Mordaunt MP, and ... Read More »

Teen launches online quest for ‘Saturday job’

A wheelchair using teenager with cerebral palsy has launched an online job hunting campaign with the tongue-in-cheek catchline:  “Transport not a problem”. Iesha Manns, 17, from Poole, decided to take the more direct approach after applying for 20 part-time jobs without luck. She said:”I appreciate that my disability means I am not suitable for some jobs and maybe my chair ... Read More »

Purple Launched To Tackle Inequity in Employment for Disabled People

Almost half of UK businesses (45 per cent) are apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they won’t be able to do the job and concerns about making inappropriate comments or actions, according to new research. The findings were revealed as part of a survey of a thousand businesses* to coincide with the launch of Purple – ... Read More »

Teen living with Moebius Syndrome awarded national NCS role

A teenager from Sheffield living with Moebius Syndrome, an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder, has been selected for a national position at the country’s flagship youth programme, National Citizen Service (NCS). The role recognises the teenager’s huge transformation on the youth programme last summer and his contribution to the local community. Within his new role as Social Inclusion Ambassador at ... Read More »

Channel 4’s Production Training Scheme is open for applications!

Due to a lack of representation in the industry, this year the scheme is targeted at people with disabilities and those from BAME backgrounds. The scheme provides a 12 month contract to work at one of the independent production companies who produce some of Channel 4’s award winning content, as well as a great training package to ensure each participant ... Read More »

Scottish Government invests in Employability

  Disabled people looking to work will benefit from some £20 million of additional support from the Scottish Government, as it prepares to use new devolved powers from 1 April 2017. “New powers on employability are among the most exciting of the new areas to be devolved as it gives Scotland the chance to create something that works for unemployed ... Read More »

National autism charity launches Employ Autism campaign

Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism, has launched its Employ Autism campaign at its national employability event. Latest figures show that only 15 per cent of people with autism are in full-time paid employment. Many young people with autism have the ability and desire to work, but do not have the opportunities and ... Read More »