As part of its on-going determination to increase opportunities for disabled people to find and retain jobs, Natspec has signed up to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme.
The scheme is aimed at giving employers the tools they need to recruit, retain and develop disabled people in their workforce. Employers can sign up to one of three new levels:
- Disability Confident Committed (Level 1), encouraging employers to start the journey
- Disability Confident Employer (Level 2), where employers are recruiting, retaining and developing disabled staff
- Disability Confident Leader (Level 3), where they ensure they are helping others to be Disability Confident as well.
Natspec has initially signed up to level one of the scheme and has committed to offering work experience and work shadowing opportunities for college students. Many of Natspec’s member colleges are also signing up, with particular congratulation to Foxes Academy, who have achieved Level 3, Disability Confident Leader.