NIACE launch Toolkit to support employers to take on disabled Apprentices

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From National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE):

To help more disabled people gain access to Apprenticeships and to help employers gain access to skilled and dedicated workers, a new online toolkit has been launched today by NIACE.

The Employer Toolkit was developed through consultation with a number of employers who have hired disabled Apprentices who are making a key contribution to their workplace.

Commissioned by the Skills Funding Agency, the toolkit demonstrates the simple and cost-effective actions that employers can take, including around recruitment and ongoing support, to make their Apprenticeship programmes open to disabled Apprentices.

…By hiring and supporting disabled people on to their Apprenticeship schemes, employers have found that they are better able to:

  • Extend the pool of high quality applicants available to them
  • Engage with the widest possible consumer base
  • Have a workforce…

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