This week is NI Apprenticeships Week. Disability Action continually endeavours to support disabled people and Change Perceptions & Bust Myths about employing disabled people.
Disabled apprenticeships and employees:
DO HAVE the qualifications / skills for the job
ARE NOT more likely to take time off work than their non-disabled colleagues
ARE NOT very expense to accommodate in the workplace
DO NOT need higher levels of training and supervision
DO match non-disabled workers in terms of performance
Experience and evidence suggests that employing a disabled apprentice will be an asset to any business and help to develop new and innovative ideas, products and services, as well as promoting your brand as an employer of choice through investing in a diverse and inclusive workforce.