Remploy is the UK’s leading disability specialist, with more than 70 years of experience delivering employment and skills support.
Remploy was established in 1944 by the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, the aim of which was to provide employment for people injured during the war and coal miners with health conditions.
As a government-owned business, we provided direct employment for disabled people in a national network of factories. The first factory opened in 1946 in Bridgend, south Wales making violins and the network developed over several decades.
Recognising that social attitudes to disability were changing, in the late 1980s, we started to develop programmes to support disabled people into mainstream employment with other businesses.
In 2006, Remploy opened the first of what would become a network of high street and city centre branches providing a wide range of specialist employment support.
This move toward supporting disabled people into mainstream employment meant that within a few years we were operating dozens of branches across Britain.
In 2015, Remploy left government ownership in a joint venture between MAXIMUS, a leading international company providing health and employment services on four continents, and Remploy’s employees who have a 20 per cent stake in the business.
Today, we deliver a range of programmes and services providing employment and skills support for disabled people and those with health conditions, as well as providing services to employers enabling them to become more disability confident.
Working with more than 2,500 businesses, we help employers to recognise the value to their business of employing disabled people in an inclusive workplace environment by providing training programmes and other support services.
We believe in building careers, not simply filling job vacancies, and support employees and employers to achieve this.
Remploy is a Disability Confident Leader, and was one of the first 13 organisations to be awarded that status by the Department for Work and Pensions.
As a disability employment services provider, we practice what we preach and nearly 30 per cent of our colleagues have a disability. Applicants with disabilities and/or veterans are particularly encouraged to apply for our jobs and as long as you meet the minimum criteria you are guaranteed an interview.