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Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. There are currently 1.3 million disabled people in the UK who are available for and want to work – a source of skills and expertise which is being overlooked.
ICE Wales Cymru's Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Sub-Group are excited to host this engaging debate looking at what the civil engineering industry can do to tap into this pool of talent to meet the future needs of our industry. The lecture will look at the barriers faced by disabled people in accessing employment and hear practical tips to make civil engineering more welcoming and accessible.
Two speakers, Dan Biddle and Helen Kane, will look at the different challenges facing people with both visible and invisible disabilities from answering a job advert to building a long-term career. They'll consider the barriers, both physical and personal, to getting a foot in the door and overcoming unconscious bias towards different types of disabilities.
The event is kindly being sponsored by PHG Consulting Engineers Ltd.