Employing a Disabled Apprentice: Changing Perceptions & Busting Myths

Posted By:
Disability Action NI

8th Feb 2022

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.

Read more about employing a disabled apprentice or employee.