Breakfast Briefing – ‘Everyone deserves a chance to work…..

12/12/2017, 8:00 - 9:30

People with a learning disability, or with autism, have some of the highest unemployment rates of any group in Wales. Yet employers report that, with the appropriate support, they can become great employees and a benefit to employers. Dr Stephen Beyer from Cardiff University will provide evidence on how employers can benefit in performance and financial terms from employing people from this under-utilised pool of excellent workers.

Chris English from ELITE Supported Employment Agency will describe the Engage to Change scheme that operates across Wales, and how it provides a free, hands-on service that helps employers to engage people with a learning disability or autism in the right jobs to deliver employer benefits and a diverse workforce. Lily Beyer from ELITE will talk about a one-year internship programme within this programme at Cardiff University that helps young people with a learning disability or autism to become great employees, and their success in employing scheme graduates.

Together, this programme will brief employers on the best ways to achieve excellent outcomes in hiring a diverse workforce.

We are delighted to invite you and a colleague to our next Cardiff Breakfast Briefing at our Executive Education suite at Cardiff Business School, Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU.

So please join us at our next Breakfast Briefing where we would like to hear your views and engage in a constructive dialogue.
This event is part of the Business School’s Breakfast Briefing series, a network that enables our business contacts to find out more about the latest research and key developments from our industrial partners.

We do hope you will be able to join us for a stimulating talk and networking over a croissant and coffee.

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