Disclosing your disability
Disclosing your disability can be daunting, but it doesn’t mean that you will put employers off.
In fact, most employers favour disclosure as it enables them to make sure their recruitment processes are accessible to everyone.
The employers we work with are positive about employing disabled people. Remploy support them to understand and adapt to any aspects of your disability that could affect you at work.
Many of the employers we work with also operate a guaranteed interview scheme, so if you do meet the minimum job requirements you will be guaranteed an interview for the role.
How to disclose your disability
There is no set way to disclose your disability, but here are a few pointers to help you:
- Be confident and clear
- Emphasise the positives; the skills, abilities and experiences you have
- Be prepared to discuss how your disability affects your work, you should not have to discuss your disability in any other way
- Always be professional
- Your interviewer may not know a lot about your disability, or they may have preconceptions about what impact your disability will have on your work. Either way, this is your opportunity to educate them.
For more advice on disclosing your disability to an employer, please speak to an advisor at your local branch or office.
You can also visit the GovUK website for further information on your rights surrounding disclosing a disability.
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