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Disability Confident

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace

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Get ahead

Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.

The scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and:

  • draw from the widest possible pool of talent
  • secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working
  • improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that you treat all employees fairly

It also helps customers and other businesses identify those employers who are committed to equality in the workplace.

Photo of Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of UKHospitality

At a time when the hospitality sector could be facing a skills and labour shortage, we need to make sure we can offer great opportunities for all talented people. Being Disability Confident is just good business sense.

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UKHospitality

Photo of Megan Horsburgh from Sodexo

Diversity and inclusion is a business imperative for Sodexo. Being Disability Confident helps us to tap into a wider pool of talent to meet our workforce needs, reflect the diversity of our customers and drive business growth.

Megan Horsburgh, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Sodexo UK & Ireland, and Global Disability Leader


Stories from our members

 

Acacia Training were shortlisted in the Disability Confident category of the 2019 RIDI (Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative) Awards. See how they’re supporting Denise and benefiting from her skills.

Maddie at work in the kitchen

 

 

Read more about how Maddie is thriving in her job at Sodexo. Her manager said “it was obvious to me that there was more to Maddie than she was being given credit for”.

Photo of Gareth at work

 

Read about how Gareth’s work experience has led to him starting an apprenticeship in joinery with RSBi/City Building in Glasgow.

 

Photo of Matthew at Zurich

 

Read how graduate Matthew found work at Zurich, and how his team leader shared some of the lessons learned during his internship, when he secured a permanent post with them.

Photo of Adam working at Marriott

 

Read how Marriott used ‘job carving’ to match Adam’s skills to the tasks that needed to be completed.


 

How your business can benefit from being Disability Confident

More and more businesses are signing up to Disability Confident every week. The scheme helps them think differently about disability, and improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.