CET, one of the UK’s leading and fastest-growing claims management insurtechs, has committed to a government scheme to ensure that disabled people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Disability Confident supports employers to make the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to their workplace. The scheme helps companies recruit and retain talented people from the widest possible pool of talent, while also helping to identify those organisations that are committed to equality in the workplace.
As a Level 1 Disability Confident Committed organisation, CET has made a series of promises to ensure against discrimination including making job adverts accessible, providing reasonable adjustments if required, offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job and using the Disability Confident Badge to advise applicants that it is an inclusive employer.
Chris McLain, CET CEO, said: “We are proud to have been accredited as a Level One Disability Confident Committed organisation, which recognises that CET has committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. However, this is just the very start of our journey which we hope will ultimately see us being accredited at the highest level as a Disability Confident Leader.”
Jan Fairhurst, CET HR Manager, added: “Since moving to a homeworking model, not only can we now recruit from any geographical area but we are also in a position to employ talented people who perhaps have difficulties leaving their homes due to disability or long-term illness.”
Over 20,000 organisations across the UK have signed-up to the scheme to play a leading role in changing attitudes and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices, helping them to think differently about disability and improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.