Disability Confident update

Emma Ferenc

by , Training and Culture Manager

at PensionBee

19 Feb 2024 /  

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At PensionBee, one of our core values is love. This is an important pillar for our approach to diversity and inclusion. We want to create a working environment where everyone has equal access to opportunities and is treated with fairness and dignity. This motivated us to join the government’s Disability Confident scheme.

What’s the Disability Confident scheme (DCS)?

The DCS is a government initiative designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain individuals with a disability or a long-term health condition. The organisations committed to this scheme are integral in changing attitudes towards disabilities. This is achieved by altering behaviours within their own business practices and communities. As a ‘Disability Confident’ employer, we’re committed to employing talent from diverse backgrounds.

There are around 7.7 million people of working age with a disability or long-term health condition in the UK. Yet only around half are in some form of work. Being part of this scheme has many benefits:

  • we’re able to advance our understanding of disabilities;
  • we’re seen as an equal opportunities employer to prospective employees; and
  • we can continue to improve the support we give to new and existing disabled employees, helping them to reach their full potential at work.

How does it work?

The scheme has three levels designed to support employers on their Disability Confident journey, these are:

  • Disability Confident Committed (Level 1);
  • Disability Confident Employer (Level 2); and
  • Disability Confident Leader (Level 3).

Committed (Level 1) is achieved upon signing up to the scheme. We can proudly announce that we’ve achieved Disability Confident Employer (Level 2). This is thanks to the hard work of everyone at Team PensionBee.

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