Employers and Charities at the Deaf and Disabilities Careers Fair 2016
If you’ve booked your place at the Deaf and Disabilities Careers Fair 2016, you’ll have the chance to meet with the following equal opportunity employers, organisations and disabilities charities on the day:
- deafPLUS and visionPLUS – Offering one-to-one confidential information and advice services to help with equipment needs, employment, welfare and community care. deafPLUS and visionPLUS aim to promote a better quality of life for people who are deaf, visually impaired or have dual a sensory loss.
- Lipspeaker UK – An award-winning company offering lipreading, lipspeaking and BSL interpretation services.
- Ernst & Young – ‘Committed to building a better world’, Ernst & Young is a global professional services organisation that focuses on helping their clients to do better business, seize better opportunities and make better decisions. E&Y celebrates bright, ambitious graduates of all abilities and backgrounds, and hired 7 deaf job seekers following the 2014 Deaf Careers Fair in London. Read our exclusive interview with E&Y here.
- The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is a leading shopping and leisure centre with over 130 stores, cafes and restaurants employing almost 4,000 people. The Mall is one of the largest employment destinations in South Gloucestershire, positioning itself at the heart of the local community. Maria Crayton, Head of Marketing said: “We are thrilled to be participating in the Deaf & Unity Careers Fair, which is a great opportunity for deaf, hard of hearing and disabled people to get employment advice and support in an accessible environment. We hope that attendees will take full advantage of this fantastic opportunity to help shape their future career success.”
- The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) – One of the largest centres for independent living in England. Run by and for disabled people, WECIL offers a variety of services with the guiding aim of enabling disabled people to have more choice and control over their lives. Read our exclusive interview with WECIL here.
- The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) – Promoting equality for d/Deaf people through the provision of accessible services, RAD has been working with sign language users and promoting Deaf people’s rights since 1841. They are celebrating their 175th anniversary this year (2016). All their support services are provided in first language; British Sign Language (BSL) or other preferred visual communication such as Signed Supported English (SSE), Makaton, or Deafblind manual/hands on. RAD has a wide range of services supporting deaf people of all ages, including information, advice and guidance, children and families, youth and transition, employment, social care and health and community development to name a few.
- Avon and Somerset Police – The constabulary’s Representative Workforce has been on a mission to increase diversity among employees, and are keen to support people from under-represented groups through the recruitment process. This includes people with disabilities, BME or lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “For Avon and Somerset to be the best police force it can be, it needs to be truly representative of the local communities it serves. Being part of the policing service is a rewarding and fulfilling career choice and we hope that people from all backgrounds recognise that. It’s important that the doors are open to anyone and everyone who is considering a vocation in policing and wants to make a difference. Avon and Somerset is a diverse and vibrant place to live and work and if you have a passion for keeping your local community safe and feeling safe I would encourage you to find out more.”
- Remploy – Established in 1945 and with a network of more than 60 branches across the UK, Remploy is the UK’s leading socially minded business supporting disabled people into employment. They work with businesses of all sizes and sectors to secure jobs for disabled people and those with health conditions. Since 2010, Remploy has found almost 100,000 jobs in mainstream employment for people with a range of physical, sensory and mental disabilities and other disadvantages.
- LV (Liverpool Victoria) – The UK’s largest friendly society, with more than 5.7 million members and customers, LV helps people make the best choices when it comes to their family, their retirement, their home, their car, or even their cats and dogs. The organisation is also famed for it’s celebration of diversity in the workplace – believing it makes for a more interesting place to work, and helps improve understanding of the marketplace and its customer base. For LV, it’s crucial that each and every employee feels comfortable being themselves at work, and it’s committed to making sure that everyone is encouraged, supported and respected for their individuality.
- The National Careers Service (NCS) – This is a is a free service accessible to all adults in England. The NCS aims to fuel potential by giving everyone access to the best information, advice and resources – helping them to realise their perfect career. They do this by providing personalised information and guidance, and they have special advisors who help job seekers to understand the job market and assist them in developing their CV and interview skills – whilst also informing them about the various training courses available. This tailored advice enables people to develop their existing skills and find education or training courses that will help them secure their ideal role – whatever their ability.
- Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) – With millions of customers across the UK, Lloyds Banking Group provides financial services to a number of businesses and individuals, and is working hard to make a positive contribution to local communities. LBG brands include Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Scottish Widows and many more, all of which are focused on putting the needs of their customers first. LBG employees play a major part in shaping a culture that values professional standard and integrity, and the organisation is committed to recruiting and creating a diverse workforce. This includes welcoming disabled employees and their unique skills. LBG’s leading workplace adjustments programme works to create a level playing field for disabled employees and supports their career development. The organisation’s internal disability network has over 4,000 members.
- Bristol Community Health – A leading charity, Bristol Community Health employs more than 1,400 staff who are committed to providing a wide range of community healthcare services to people living in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Having evolved out of the NHS in 2011 to be a Community Interest Company (CIC) and part of the growing social enterprise movement, Bristol Community Health remains a provider of NHS funded care. The organisation’s work covers a wide range of community services (more than 35), ranging from dermatology, district nursing and dietetics, to prison healthcare, physiotherapy, palliative care and children’s community healthcare. Some of Bristol Community Health’s services can be accessed directly by patients, while others require a referral from a GP or other healthcare professional.
If you’re an equal opportunity employer or charity and would like to support and/or attend the Deaf and Disabilities Careers Fair 2016, please contact Alasdair at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download and complete our Exhibitors Booking Form and send this directly to Alasdair. The Deaf and Disabilities Careers Fair is a great opportunity for you to connect with deaf and disabled job seekers and spread the word of your brand and services.
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