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Think Differently - be Disability Confident

21 April 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

Mitie’s property management business has been awarded the Disability Confident employer accreditation.

Developed by employers and representatives of disabled people, the Disability Confident scheme aims to encourage businesses to recruit, retain and develop disabled people and those with health conditions.

The Disability Confident accreditation encompasses a number of voluntary commitments by the employer, such as offering work experience opportunities and implementing a flexible recruitment process It is split into three tiers of commitment:

  • Level 1: Disability Confident committed employer.
  • Level 2: Disability Confident employer.
  • Level 3: Disability Confident leader.

Mitie received the Level 2 accreditation for demonstrating its commitment to 13 statements and two actions grouped into two themes: ‘Getting the right people for your business’ and ‘Keeping and developing your people’.

The accreditation comes following the success of the ’Think Differently’ project, launched by Mitie and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in 2016. The initiative sees Mitie work alongside CITB, Remploy, the National Autistic Society and Geason Training to provide work experience opportunities, training and mentoring for disabled candidates.

Mathew Bishop, MD commented: “Being Disability Confident is an opportunity to lead the way in our marketplace and discover someone our business can’t do without.”

Pictured: Connor Cusaik, has commenced a painting apprenticeship with Mitie following his hard work and success on the Think Differently programme


Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 21 April 2017


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