Disability Employment Network looking for businesses to offer young people work experience in Redbridge

Geoff HillGeoff Hill, Chair of Disability Employment Network and Redbridge Chamber writes:

On April 22nd 2015 you attended the Disability Employment Network conference at Redbridge College to learn more about the contribution young people with disabilities can make in your business. I hope that the information and presentations have made an impression on you. Since that event DEN members have been very busy improving the employability skills and life choices for people who have disabilities.

We hope that you will be interested to hear that over recent months the DEN has been working with Redbridge College to open a new College Course, ‘Working Well Into Work’ which will help young people with disabilities gain the skills and confidence they need to thrive in the workplace.

The Course is going well and we are now looking to work with local businesses to provide work experience opportunities to enable young people to gain a better understanding of what employers expect of them and what they should expect in the workplace.

Sycamore Trust is leading on this aspect of developing opportunities for businesses and course participants and colleagues from this organisation are keen to meet with you. They would like to inform you about the support we can give you, the employer, to make sure that work experience is beneficial for both your business and the young person. Keith Smith of Sycamore hopes to make contact with you via email to introduce himself and to arrange a time to meet with you to discuss what might happen next. (Keith can be contacted on keith.smith@sycamoretrust.org.uk)

In the meantime, I would like to thank you for your support and I look forward to your participation in this project and working with you in the future.

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