Barclaycard in Northampton gives support to people with disabilities looking for work

Barclaycard in Northampton is hosting an event aimed at helping people with disabilities to get ready for work.

Thursday, 27th October 2016, 12:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th October 2016, 5:31 pm
Barclaycard's offices in Northampton

The ‘Reach into Barclays’ disability awareness event is taking place on Monday October 31 from 10am to 2pm at Barclaycard’s Head Office on Pavilion Drive in Northampton.

The event will provide an overview on early careers, a careers skills workshop, an accessible working exhibition and a panel discussion with Barclays Disability Network.

The event will feature a range of speakers from Barclays including Barclaycard HR, Barclaycard Learning and the Barclays Early Careers team as well as external speakers from the Employment & Disability Service. Topics covered will include workplace adjustments, support for disabled colleagues, boosting your CV and training options open to everyone.

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Andrew Bond, Ops & Tech Citizenship Support Analyst at Barclays, said: “As part of our commitment to become the most accessible and inclusive organisation in the FTSE 100, we are working to make our recruitment, on-boarding and employment processes barrier-free.

"Over the last few years Barclays has been working to increase the representation of candidates with disabilities and building on this, we’re pleased to be holding a series of external events to support people with disabilities to get ready for work," he added.

Refreshments will be served at the event and there will be time for attendees to meet speakers at the close of the event.

For anyone who would like more information or would like to attend this event, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]