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25th January 2021

ProCook Becomes a Disability Confident Committed Employer 

In the wake of its recent announcement of its Great Place to Work certification, ProCook has joined the Disability Confident government scheme which helps companies recruit, retain and develop disabled people and ensure their recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for all. 

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ProCook Becomes a Disability Confident Committed Employer

In the wake of its recent announcement of its Great Place to Work certification, ProCook has joined the Disability Confident government scheme which helps companies recruit, retain and develop disabled people and ensure their recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for all.

According to research* there are over 7.6 million people of working age in the UK who are disabled or have a health condition, and there has historically been a large gap between the numbers of disabled people employed compared with non-disabled people.

The scheme, which launched in 2016 and currently has 20,000 companies across the UK signed up, aims to provide employers the skills and support needed to recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace, and has committed to getting a further 1 million disabled people into work by 2027. 

The retailer is currently Disability Confident Committed (Level 1), meaning it has stated its commitment to improving processes.

Commenting on the certification, HR and ESG Director Sarah Wheatley said:

???As part of our People Strategy for 2022 we are aiming to strengthen our diversity and inclusion processes, as well as support people that face barriers to work.

As a growing company that relies on specialists in many areas, we want to attract a wide pool of talent and ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for all.

By displaying the Disability Confident Committed badge, ProCook will show potential applicants that we are a fair employer and that we recognise disabled people???s value and expertise.???

The kitchenware brand intends to reach Disability Confident status (level 2 of the scheme) by July 2022, meaning it will assess and report on the specific action it is taking to recruit the right people for the business and retain and develop its employees.

*Department for Work and Pensions (2019) Disability Confident aims and objectives www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-aims-and-objectives

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