AHEAD & FIT launch Tips Sheet for Employers on Being Disability Inclusive in Apprenticeships

Launch Date: 4th of September 2023

Journey of Collaboration:

In March 2021, FIT embarked on a ‘Shared learning experience’ with AHEAD to build on previous in-house activities exploring ways to increase access and inclusion to the workplace by enabling people with disabilities to gain a foothold in employment via a tech apprentice pathway. We are excited to announce that one of these activities is a ‘Tips for Employers’ Sheet which highlights a variety of practices an employer can implement when supporting an apprentice.

Purpose of Collaboration:

  • The main objective is to increase access & inclusion for apprentices with a disability by increasing employer knowledge & awareness around all aspects of best practice.
  • To increase the number of individuals with a disability to apply for apprenticeships in Ireland, specifically the tech apprenticeships with FIT.

If you are interested in discovering guidelines and best practices for Employers to strive towards a more inclusive workplace please read our Tips for Employers on Being Disability Inclusive in Apprenticeships Digital Brochure

To access the Employer Tips Sheet on the AHEAD website please visit www.ahead.ie/news-apprenticeship-employers-guide

If you are interested in becoming a Tech Apprentice please follow this link: Become a Tech Apprentice

Read about Conor’s experience and the support he received when joining FIT’s Apprenticeship Programme: Conor’s Testimonial

If you are interested in finding out more about the Tech Apprenticeship and exploring the possibilities of taking on an apprentice within your company, please follow this link: Hire a Tech Apprentice


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