Remploy is the UK's leading provider of specialist employment services to people who experience complex barriers to work and during 2010/11 supported more than 20,000 people to find, and remain in, employment.
Remploy believes in greater inclusion and equality for disabled people through sustainable employment and this belief shapes its passion and commitment to equip disabled people with the skills and confidence they need to build enduring careers.
The organisation has an extensive branch and office network across England, Scotland and Wales, including one in Sunderland, which provide jobseekers, employers and partners with access to its services, in facilities that are bright, welcoming and professional.
A team of specialist employment advisors at the Sunderland branch in John Street provides a range of specialist recruitment and development services for disabled job seekers wanting to return to work or enter the labour market for the first time, while a dedicated account manager also based at the branch works with employers across the region to fulfil their recruitment needs.
Services provided to job seekers at the branch include access to employability skills and vocational training, assistance with job-searching, help with letter writing and completing application forms, and arranging job tasters and interviews.
Local employers such as Asda, BT and MacDonalds benefit from direct access to a pool of motivated, job-ready candidates and expert help and advice on disability issues.
Partnership underpins the delivery of all Remploy's activities and they work with a wide range of partners to make a real difference to individuals and communities through the provision of tailored, sustainable employment solutions.
Remploy also supports the delivery of various Government Welfare to Work contracts, working with partners to develop a service suitable for the communities in which it is delivered. The Sunderland branch delivers Work Choice, a Department of Works and Pensions programme aimed at those whose disability means they face serious and often complex barriers to work and for whom mainstream provision may not be appropriate. One of the critical success criteria of this programme is maximising participation of people in contact with secondary mental health services to work more than 16 hours a week.
Remploy has recently established a ground-breaking partnership with the National Autistic Society (NAS) to:
- promote inclusion in employment for people with autism
- create a framework to work together to meet the needs of people with autism
- complement the employment services Remploy already provides to people facing multiple barriers to work.
In return, Remploy will support adults with autism with a range of specialist recruitment and development services, including writing effective CVs and job application letters and developing self-confidence.
Telephone: 0845 1552618
Address: 1-2 John Street, Sunderland, SR1 1HT.