Disabled People and Employment WEBINAR – What Employers Need to Know

The University of Sheffield and the My Life My Choice Project share their insights with Youth Employment UK on how employers can better support young disabled people.

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Key Findings

  • Why is there a disability employment gap?
  • What does the law provide for?
  • What is the business case for employing disabled people?

In the webinar, three young people also share their experiences on the challenges of transitioning from education into employment. They explore what barriers they experienced, how they felt about their futures and what changed things for them in finding youth friendly employers and being able to see themselves as young professionals.

Thanks to The University of Sheffield, My Life My Choice Project and Sunderland People First along with our three young interviewees, Sally, Paul and Matthew.

Youth employment and disability resources

Read more practical guidance on supporting young disabled people here.

Find about more about the support available for young disabled people here.


What is a Youth Friendly Employer?

As a Youth Friendly Employer you receive youth employment guidance, support, insights and influential networking opportunities, along with increased reach with our thousands of Young Professionals and the 70,000+ young people who visit our site each month. You also acquire the Youth Employer Mark to display as proof of your commitment to youth employment best practice.

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