How to be a More Inclusive Employer

Employers: YOU can make the world a fairer place. Whether you can offer two hours a week short-term work experience or full-time paid jobs, you'll provide life-changing opportunity. Work with us!

Supported Intern puts out stationery at Hotel Football

Are you a community-minded, supportive employer? Do you have vacancies to fill or a role that would be great for someone needing work experience?

If so we would love to hear from you!

Who We Work With – And How

We work with a wide range of businesses in the North West from small cafes to multi-national companies.

We have a proud history of supporting people with autism, emotional difficulties, mental health conditions and learning disabilities on their path to employment.

Our Employment Officers carefully identify clients’ strengths and aspirations. They then match them to the requirements of great inclusive employers. Job coaches and tailored training plans plus ongoing monitoring and support are all part of our FREE service.

Employers know they can trust our processes and that we never set a client up to fail. But don’t just take our word for it!

Bob and Kyle at Inclusive Employer Horwich Farrelly after earning a paid job there through Pure Innovations Trafford Supported Internship

Over two years, five Supported Interns on work placements at Horwich Farrelly were taken on as paid employees. They include Bob and Kyle, pictured above with colleagues.

Pure Innovations is an absolute pleasure to work with; their support and guidance have helped Horwich Farrelly to become a more inclusive place to work.
I would highly recommend any company to partner with Pure Innovations - the work they do is amazing and changes people’s lives.

Rachel Halliwell - People Development Specialist at Horwich Farrelly

Four Ways You Can Be A More Inclusive Employer

Use our FREE, fully supported Recruitment Service

If you have a vacancy or if your staff are struggling with their workload, contact us. We provide employment services in many boroughs across Greater Manchester and can help with your recruitment needs

We deliver the Working Well Employment contract which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Our other contracts are with Manchester City and Stockport councils.

The information on this link explains exactly how our free recruitment service works.

Offer a Work Placement To A Supported Intern

We run 11 Supported Internship sites across Greater Manchester, offering up to 3×10-week work placements a year to a total of around 100 interns. That’s a lot of placements to find!

Do these placements work? Yes! Employers are often so satisfied that the placements evolve into jobs. This is what happened to all five of the first interns at legal firm Horwich Farelly in the example above. (Click here for the full story)

As with our Employment contracts, we work with employers to identify potential placement roles, compile a training plan and Risk Assessment.  A job coach is provided when required and our monitoring and support is ongoing.

If you can offer a placement of a few hours for several days a week for 10 weeks we would love to hear from you.

Offer Short Term Work Experience

We are providers of Personalised Education Programmes and the Steps Towards Employment and Progression course with our partners Manchester Adult Education Service. Both services are for young people with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Again, we carefully match the young person’s aspirations and potential to appropriate work placements.  Read Gemma’s Story here. Can you provide a similar inspiration for a young person?

Student making pastry on personalised education programme work experience

Large Company? Be a host employer.

Each of our Internships is sited within a large host inclusive employer. They include hospitals, Councils, Manchester Airport, MediaCityUK, Salford University and our latest partners Digital Advantage.

If you represent a large company and think you could offer to host a new site, please do contact us for a chat. We can discuss what is involved and how we will work with you to transform many young lives.

You can read more about our internships in this news post about our appearance on BBC Look North West – and see our interns at work in the video.

What finer way to enhance your company’s standing in Social Corporate Responsibility? You will make positive change on a scale. Please get in touch.

Time For Change

Too many people who already face disadvantages are denied a fair opportunity in the jobs market. They are so keen to work and with a little initial support make dedicated and very capable employees. Labels such as disability act as unjust barriers.

Let us find ability for you.

For more information on any of the above options please contact our Employment Development and Operations Manager, Amanda Noon:

Thank you!