Bristol News

Employers invited to take part in Disability Confident event

Share Article

Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 06 November 2018 8:05

Employers invited to take part in Disability Confident event

Bristol employers are being invited to attend an event exploring disability in the workplace and hear about the benefits of recruiting a more diverse workforce.

The Disability Confident event, which is being run by Adding to Life Pluss, is taking place at the SS Great Britain on Friday November 9.

With more than 11,000,000 people in the UK with a disability or long-term health condition and with employment at an all-time low, employers need to think differently about how they recruit, says organiser Simon Butler.

He said: "The event is for anyone who recruits staff, and those who are interested in diversity in the workplace. 

"It will also be a great setting to network with other local businesses in the region. The people Pluss support are motivated and ready to work, so the event will also be celebrating their talents and skills.

Read more: Festival of Economics to return to Bristol

The event schedule is as follows:

8am – 9.45am: Breakfast baps and chance to meet Pluss customers and other employers

8.45am - 9.45am: Speeches from employers

9am – 11am: Entertainment, interactive stands, more refreshments

Simon says employers are welcome to bring a stand to the event too.

He added: "Just let us know. We’d love your stand to be as interactive as possible!"

For more information or to book a place, visit the website.

Share Article