Disabled employment

Top tips to help you become more disability confident

Whether or not you have much experience of employing disabled people, we can give you the confidence and support to recruit and retain the right people for your business and be disability confident. Here are a few common words and phrases to use: 👍Disabled people, person or individual 👍Non disabled people 👍Disabled students 👍Blind person, partially sighted […] Read More

Jim Brown battles through adversity to get a job at Marks and Spencer.

Jim battles through adversity

A Livingston man, who has battled through adversity for decades with a painful foot condition, has turned his life around with help from Remploy and Marks and Spencer. Jim Brown, aged 45, has secured full-time permanent employment with Marks & Spencer as a Sales Assistant in the M&S Livingston designer outlet. Jim has Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in […] Read More

Breaking down barriers to autism

Kelly Smith, Remploy’s Specialist Employability Coach has been supporting Joe who has autism as part of Remploy’s Specialist Employability Support (SES) programme. Joe’s autism affects him in many ways and over a number of appointments has opened up to Kelly. He expressed his love of art – he loves to draw but would not let […] Read More

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Remploy supported John through his anxiety to secure a job

“Remploy have supported me and my mental health condition into work. Just the simple act of getting up and ready and coming to workshops at the Glasgow branch helped me, as it meant that I was going out every week.” 19 year old John White from Glasgow had not worked since leaving college as he was so affected by his anxiety. […] Read More

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Flexible hiring at Remploy

Here at Remploy, we promote a good work-life balance and encourage all kinds of flexible working. Many of our colleagues work part time or flexibly; this is especially important as a high proportion of colleagues have a disability or health condition. We’re happy to consider flexible working for any job if requested. So don’t be […] Read More

Jasmine is on the path to a fulfilling career at McDonalds

Jasmine Copestick, 24, from Brierley Hill in the West Midlands, has Epilepsy and was struggling to find work when she left college. She felt fearful that she would not find a job to suit her abilities and was referred to Remploy for Specialist Employability Support. Within months she swapped the frustration of unemployment for the joy of […] Read More

Remploy and Mencap call for Supported Internships to be given a higher profile

A joint report titled ‘Raising Aspiration: widening participation in supported internships’ produced by Remploy and Mencap argues that Supported Internships need to have an equal status to Apprenticeships, so that people with learning disabilities are not excluded from the skills sector. The report makes the case that Apprenticeships are not suitable for many people with […] Read More

World Autism Awareness Week – Opening the doors to employment through invaluable work experience and skills development

This week, Saturday 2nd April – Friday 8th April, is World Autism Awareness Week. This special annual event has been created by our longstanding partner, the National Autistic Society, to raise awareness and improve the understanding of an often misunderstood disability. Last year, almost 5,000 people took part in the first ever World Autism Awareness […] Read More