In partnership with Mitie Property Management, Geasons and the National Autistic Society, we were awarded the contract through the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). We collectively designed a 12 week bespoke training programme which aims to support disabled individuals and improve their prospects of securing employment within the construction industry. This included entering further education, training or gaining employment upon completion of the programme.
The programme aimed to provide 60 disabled individuals across England, Scotland and Wales, with the opportunity to pursue a career within the construction industry through a programme which involves two weeks pre-placement learning, eight weeks work experience and on-the-job training followed by two weeks of pre-employability skills to improve the participant’s prospects of employment.
To supplement the placement programme, we created a network of Disability Champions across MITIE Property Services to offer job coaching support to programme participants, building internal capability and capacity and assisting MITIE in their journey towards disability confidence.