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Employment opportunities

Advice and Support

It is against the law for employers to discriminate against you because of a disability. The Equality Act 2010 protects you and covers all areas of employment processes.

It is also an employer’s responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to support you in the workplace.

Visit GOV.UK disability rights employment to find more information

Acas

Acas provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law.

They support good relationships between employers and employees. However, when things go wrong they help to resolve disputes and problems at work.

Visit the Acas website to find out more

Access to work

Access to work is a government initiative that helps people with a disability to stay in work. This is done by offering you support based on you needs which may include a grant. This grant can is used help cover the cost of practical help in the workplace.
An Access to work grant can cover the cost for –

  • specialist equipment to help you do your job more effectively
  • help getting in and our of work

You can apply for an Access Work grant if you are a current or new employee.

Visit GOV.UK – Access to work for more information here

Help finding employment

Job centre plus

If you are looking for paid work, then your local Job Centre Plus can help you to find employment that is right for you. Their advice can help you to -

  • best search for local jobs
  • provide help and advice on looking for a job
  • give you Benefits information and advice and undertake benefits estimates.

If you wish to make an appointment to see someone face to face you can find the local Job centre plus at

Market place
Hull
HU1 1RU

Alternatively you can contact them via -

  • telephone 08456 043 719

The Job centre guide is an independent guide to Jobcentre plus services, online job searching, CV preparation and interview technique. The aim is to provide you with all the information you need to help you find a rewarding job.

We also have links to many job websites that list the most up-to-date vacancies.

Access the Job centre guide for more information

Blind in Business

Blind in Business help blind and partially sighted graduates to compete equally with sighted candidates for good jobs. Blind in Business can help if you are -

  • a blind or partially sighted teenager, looking for career advice or technology advice
  • a parent or carer of a blind or partially sighted child
  • a careers advisor at university who would like to learn how to support blind and partially sighted students
  • a disability advisor at college or university
  • an employer, looking to take on blind or partially sighted candidates
  • sighted and have a friend or relative who is visually impaired and may need our support
  • having problems with your sight in the workplace and need some support or direction on technology, or support with your employers
  • a blind or partially sighted undergraduate or graduate looking for support in finding wor
  • a blind or partially sighted undergraduate or graduate looking for support at University

Blind in Business have helped over 800 people get into work so far.

Visit the Blind in Business website

Disability Jobsite

Disability Jobsite supports people with a disability to find job opportunities and support them in their employment. The website has information on CV and interview advice along with job postings that you can apply for.

Visit the Disability jobsite

Employability

Employability works with disabled university students and graduates to support the transition from education into employment. They can offer you free support, advice and guidance throughout the entire recruitment process and beyond.

Visit the Employability website

Mencap Hull

Mencap has over 40 years experience of supporting people with a learning disability into paid work. Their lifestyle and work team can help you to learn new skills, gain confidence and offer work experience placements.

They offer a person centred and practical support to help individuals and identify and apply for suitable progression routes. This progression can be in education, paid work, meaningful activity or a mixture of all.

Their services include -

  • Pre-employment support including appropriate training to developing the skills need to get a paid job
  • Work trials and placements offering experience in a real work environment
  • Job coaching and in work support to find paid work to help you to learn new skills and cope with change
  • Support for businesses that employ people with a learning disability

Access the Mencap website

Alternatively, you can contact them via telephone via - 

  • 01482 211 473


Remploy

Remploy exists to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work. They believe that everyone has something to offer, so they work to find their strengths. Once they know your skills, they match them to proper jobs with carefully chosen employers who help you to achieve.
Their mission statement is to transform society and the lives of disabled people by:

  • creating equality in employment
  • facilitating their access to sustainable employment and careers
  • enabling them to achieve their ambitions and maximise their potential

The Hull branch is located at -

Dunedin House
Albion Street
Hull
HU1 3TG

Visit the Remploy website

Make an appointment via -

Scope – Support to work

Support to work is part of Scope’s employability services. It provides support for people with disabilities when applying for a job. You can get support via telephone, skype or text messages.

The service aims to -

  • provide support from an employment advisor to look at employability skills
  • provide resources online to help with CV and interview techniques
  • provide support and guidance for up to 12 weeks.

To apply for Support at work, visit Scope’s website and access the online application form using the link provided.

Visit Scope – Support to work

Alternatively, you can contact Scope via -

Universal jobmatch

Jobmatch is a GOV.UK tool that allows you to search for jobs, upload your CV and receive E-Mail alerts about job opportunities that are linked to your qualities.

Go to GOV.UK – Universal jobmatch to start your search

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships include practical training in a job with study in which you will get paid for. As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced staff gaining skills relating to the job you are doing. You will be given time off to for you to attend the relevant training and study.

Visit the GOV.UK – Become an apprentice to find out more

Hull Training and Adult Education

Hull Training and Adult Education can help you gain the skills and qualifications you need to set you on the pathway to a successful career.

Visit Hull Training and Adult Education for more information here

Last reviewed: 19/02/2018

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