cer Financial has joined the Government’s Disability Confident employer scheme. Disability Confident is a nationally recognised accreditation scheme that encourages organisations to recruit disabled people for their skills and talent.
More than 5000 organisations have now joined up to the scheme and we thought it was the perfect time for us to join and demonstrate our committed to equality for disabled people in the workplace.
The scheme was created to help employers draw from the widest possible pool of talent because there are more than 13 million disabled people in the UK but nearly 80 per cent of them do not have a job.
This is a much higher proportion of unemployment than non-disabled people and it is known as the disability employment gap.
The UK government aims to get over one million disabled people into work by 2020 in order to halve the gap and the Disability Confident scheme is a key part of its strategy to achieve this.
cer Financial look forward to progressing through the scheme to change the way we do things to offer more disabled people the opportunities to fulfil their potential with us.