ABLED focuses on assisting organisations in the recruitment of disabled graduates. We do the hard work. We work closely with corporates and pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships with our clients by providing a highly professional and personal service.
There are over 12 million students in higher education in the UK and the EU and over 11% of these students have a known disability. This represents a recruitment pool of over 1.3 million highly motivated and abled students.
Individuals with disabilities continue to find it difficult to gain full time employment. The employment rate of individuals with disabilities in the UK and EU stands at around 50%; the employment rate of individuals without disabilities stands at over 80%. The disability employment gap has stagnated at 25%-30% for the last decade in the UK and across the EU. There is much we can all do to improve this situation.
At ABLED, we believe that individuals with disabilities have an important role to play in the corporate world and society as a whole.