The scheme is voluntary and is part of our commitment to think differently about disability and improve how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people.
MTC have signed up to the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme and are currently on Level 1: Committed Employer. By signing up and using the Disability Confident badge, we are showing our commitment to recognise the value that disabled people can bring our organisation.
Justin Tomlinson, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, said ‘Every business trying to stay ahead of their competitors should aim to take advantage of the huge amount of talent disabled people can bring. Before I became an MP, my own business benefited from the confidence to recruit disabled people, and the confidence, where necessary, to make often small changes to enable them to thrive at work.’
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:
- ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- communicating and promoting vacancies
- offering an interview to disabled people
- anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
- supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
- at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
‘Fulfilling our full potential’
Inclusion Business Partner Richie Booker said ‘17.3% of people working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition but only 11.4% of people in work are disabled or have a health condition. Being a Disability Committed employer is a step in the journey to recruiting and retaining employees with disabilities. Disabilities can affect employees in multiple ways and it is important that we continue to expand our knowledge and interrogate our process to ensure current and potential employees are fulfilling their full potential.’