EmployAbility hosted Edward Timpson, Children and Families Minister at National Grid House, Warwick on Monday 12 January.
Mr Timpson spent time meeting 12 of our current interns in addition to 4 previous interns, all of whom are now working full-time at National Grid.
On the visit Mr Timpson praised the initiative: “National Grid’s initiative fits in with what we are trying to achieve through our SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) reforms – to help children with additional needs to achieve their best by putting their needs at the centre of the system.”
Emma FitzGerald, Director of UK Gas Distribution reviewed the scheme: “The results we’ve seen from EmployAbility have been amazing. Students are quick to fit into their job roles, their self-belief grows, as do their aspirations. Their National Grid internship becomes the first item on their CV and demonstrates that they can operate in a business environment.
“We’re keen to see EmployAbility expand and grow within National Grid but we also want to encourage other businesses to offer similar opportunities to young people with disabilities.”
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