The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.
For Job Seekers
Do Disability Confident employers guarantee an interview
Just because an employers has signed up to ‘Disability Confident’, it does not mean you will necessarily get an interview.
Those employers commit to offer disabled people an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy, subject to some exceptions. But the scheme is not legally binding.
“Disability Confident” employers commit to encouraging applications by offering an interview to an applicant who declares they have a disability, when that person meets the minimum criteria for a job.
It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people that meet the minimum criteria for the job. For example, in certain recruitment situations such as high number of applications, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.
In these circumstances the employer could select the disabled candidates who best meet the minimum criteria for the job rather than all of those that meet the minimum criteria, as they would do for non-disabled applicants
The Disability Confident scheme supports employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.
Join over 20,000 organisations that have signed up. Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
The scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and:
- draw from the widest possible pool of talent
- secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working
- improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that you treat all employees fairly
It also helps customers and other businesses identify those employers who are committed to equality in the workplace.