The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) creates disability confident recruiters and help to remove barriers for disabled people. We’re proud to have been recognised at this year’s awards for the work we’re doing.

As a disability confident leader, we strongly believe in ensuring barriers don’t exist and candidates are fully supported throughout our recruitment process.

Our interview and settling into work processes demonstrate that we provide tailored support from the moment a candidate applies for a job with us.  

Making a difference

Our recruitment team has adapted and evolved its processes to ensure inclusivity for applicants with disabilities and those with long term health conditions.

As well as inclusive recruitment training for all hiring managers, we’ve recently amended our job adverts by highlighting our disability status and guaranteeing interviews for any applicants with disabilities that match the essential role requirements.

We’ve also moved away from the standard application process by providing alternative options for applicants with disabilities, including sending a video, providing a supporting summary, PowerPoint presentations and infographics. This allows us to assess an applicant not just on their past experience.

Find out more about our commitment to diversity & inclusion

Sharing real experiences

Two of our Directorate Administrators in the HR OD & Communications Directorate shared their positive experiences when joining us. 

“The HR team made contact with ‘AppaMe’ for a support worker which has helped relax me and fulfil my role to the best of my ability,” said Taylor O’Driscoll.

“The most helpful adjustment is having a permanent desk which has given me routine, in contrast to my colleagues who hot desk.”

“Providing specialised types of support to people with visible and non-visible disabilities is commendable,” said Charmaine Newell. 

“My team go out of their way to help me making my experience a pleasant one,” she added.

See more of our awards and recognition across the organisation.