Midlands Apprenticeships and Evenbreak are delighted to announce a new partnership that will see the two companies working together to recruit people with disabilities into Apprenticeship roles. Midlands Apprenticeships latest vacancies are now being posted on Evenbreak’s not-for-profit, specialist online jobs board. The service is used by many thousands of candidates so Midlands Apprenticeships is expecting … Continue reading Evenbreak and Midlands Apprenticeships working together
I am privileged to be the Patron of the Natspec Inclusive Skills Competitions. These are a range of competitions where young people with complex learning needs can showcase their skills in a range of areas. One of the perks of my role is going to the competitions and meeting the competitors. Last week I went … Continue reading Finding Amazing Talent
Many of us have problems with travel - public transport still isn't as accessible as we would like. Today's blog explores an alternative that enables some disabled people to travel to work without having to use public transport. It is a shame but fact of the matter is that public transportation for those in a … Continue reading Travelling to work – the easy way.
Training programme seeks applicants to learn new skills and gain experience at heritage properties From beautiful historic houses and gardens to inspiring landscape and coastline, National Trust places welcome millions of visitors of all ages every year. The Trust is now seeking applicants for the next intake of its ‘Passport to your Future’ training programme … Continue reading Training Opportunities at the National Trust
Each candidate is unique. It is estimated that 70% of candidates may require some kind of adjustments in the workplace. If you knew what those adjustments were (the majority don't cost a penny) you would be in a much better position to make attracting, recruiting and retaining most of that 70% much easier. But how … Continue reading Understanding Diverse Candidates
I'm always keen to help other social enterprises, especially those geared towards helping disabled people, and this is a great one! Stewart White runs "Accessible Britain", and I'll let him tell you all about it: Welcome to Accessible Britain, a new and exciting organisation and website set up by disabled people for disabled … Continue reading How Accessible is Britain? We need your help!
The variety of talent available within our candidates always amazes me. What a difference they could make to the workplace, given an employer prepared to look beyond the disability to the skills and talents behind. Mandy has a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology from the University of Salford. She has worked in IT for 22 years in the … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – Mandy
Here is another in our "Spotlight on Talent" series, demonstrating the huge diversity of talent available at Evenbreak. Iva is a Veterinary Surgeon, a Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London, who graduated in 2010. Her experience is as a Veterinarian on a poultry farm from 2010-2012. Before her graduation Iva was working as a manager of a poultry market 2008-2010. … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – Iva
Whilst I try to avoid sweeping statements about any groups of people, it was pleasing to read this article about why one company are actively seeking employees on the autism spectrum. A German-owned global software company, SAP, claims that people with autism can have a unique talent for information technology. Their executive Luisa Delgado said that "Only by … Continue reading Positive about Autism
A guest post today, with some good advice on making jobs accessible for all. In these times of economic uncertainty, getting the right person to fill a job vacancy has never been more important, and making sure that your job advert reaches as many people as possible is the first step in the process. Ensuring … Continue reading Guest Blog: Making Jobs Accessible for Everyone