Disability Confident Scheme: Ayudante CIC promotes open recruitment

Disability Confident Scheme: Ayudante CIC promotes open recruitment

Ayudante CIC is a partner in the government’s Disability Confident Scheme and we believe in open recruitment. This means removing unfair and unnecessary barriers to appoint talented staff from all kinds of backgrounds.

The Disability Confident Scheme aims to help organisations “improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers”. Over 52% of our team at Ayudante have disabilities and we promote inclusive work placements.

Being part of the scheme means we have committed to offer disabled people opportunities and that we are actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people, as well as supporting our current disabled staff.

Did you know? There were an estimated 3.7 million people of working age (16-64) with disabilities in employment in January-March 2018, an employment rate of 50.7%. The employment rate for people without disabilities was 81.1%.

We also offer opportunities to people who have been long-term unemployed, are ex-offenders, care leavers, recovering addicts, homeless people, single parents or military veterans.

We find that many of these people have overcome their own personal challenges, so they can bring fresh ideas and solutions to problems, as well as going the extra mile and having a strong commitment to the company.

The facts

It’s easy to judge people without knowing their situation. We believe in giving people a chance, and the facts support that.

More than 10million people have a criminal conviction – that’s one in five of the adult population.

More than 8 in 10 employers have no worries about care leavers’ skills and reliability.

Over 95% of recovering addicts hold down a job and have good attendance records.

97% of homeless people want to work.

Nearly two thirds of small business owners think military veterans bring valuable skills and knowledge to their business.

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