Friday, June 30, 2017

Use apprenticeships to increase employment for those with learning disabilities, says charity - PERSONNEL TODAY

by Jo Faragher
Originally published: June 23, 2017

The learning disability charity cites recent figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre that show that less than 6% of adults with a known learning disability are in paid employment.

It says that people with a learning disability face a number of barriers when trying to find work, such as complicated application forms, negative attitudes from employers and regimented interview processes.

Once they are in work, employees with learning disabilities often face a lack of on-the-job training and further recruitment opportunities, Mencap says.