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Marks & Spencer creates jobs for disabled workers
Marks & Spencer has recently announced that it is creating job for disabled people in the UK and as Strike-Jobs and it is creating 1.000 workers to its payroll and wants to focus on disabled people to meet the employment goal!
A Marks & Spencer spokesman stated Remploy is going to conduct initial training before applicants come to the new distribution centre at Castle Donington in Leicestershire.
“Participants will then complete a two-week work placement where they will be working in a team, in a live environment,” said the spokesman.
He explained that at the end of the placement, the team leader and participant will then hold a review into whether the staff member is ready for employment at M&S Castle Donington.
Beth Carruthers, director of employment services at Remploy, highlighted the fact that less than 50 per cent of disabled people in the UK are currently in jobs, which is among the lowest employment rates in the country at the present time.
“So this programme is quite special, in that M&S are making a massive investment but also they are ring-fencing jobs for disabled people and that give those people a start and a step up, which is fantastic,” she said.
The facility has been set to be the UK’s largest dedicated e-commerce warehouse and it will be distributing two million items a week to homes and stores across the country once it is completed, with construction work expected to be finished next year.
Jobs that will be available at the site include warehouse operatives, engineers, mechanics administrative staff, transport controllers and managers, while the building is over 25 metres high and covers an area the equivalent of 11 Wembley size football pitches.
A new report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) recently found smaller firms are more likely to employ disabled workers than larger corporations.
National chairman of the FSB John Walker stated small companies play a “unique” role in providing employment opportunities for disadvantaged individuals.