In the competitive world of work it’s hard enough to get a job. But when you’re starting out with a disability, it’s almost impossible. In fact, those with disabilities are more likely never to work, with 50% of disabled people in the UK being long-term unemployed.
Employable Me follows job seekers with various disabilities or conditions and who are struggling to find employment as a result. The series aims to raise awareness of the challenges posed by disability when it comes to finding suitable employment and also explore ways of overcoming those challenges.
With the help of experts and specialists the series seeks to uncover individual strengths and abilities and help these job seekers to find suitable work where they can prove to potential employers that it pays not to judge a book by its cover.
Employable Me is designed to make a change; to make businesses stand up and look at their recruitment policies and to give talented but overlooked people a chance.
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