John Lewis recognised on disability by DWP

The John Lewis Partnership has received Disability Confident Leader status from the Department for Work and Pensions’ scheme which recognises and supports employers who recruit and retain people with disabilities.

The Partnership has been a Disability Confident Employer since 2017 and the Leader accreditation recognises the company’s commitment to lead the way on employing people with disabilities as well as helping other businesses become disability confident.

Jonathan Fleet, skills compliance partner, John Lewis & Partners Trumpington Customer Delivery Hub, said: “Being visually impaired means I might work in a slightly different way, such as needing a larger screen or more time to digest a briefing document, but I’m just as capable of doing the work as anyone else. Getting the necessary adjustments sorted is essential, but what has been most important is being recognised and seen as a valued Partner. I think it’s crucial for people of all abilities to be able to find work that suits them and feel supported and appreciated in their roles.”

The Partnership also works with the Business Disability Forum and is part of the Disability Confident Leaders Group, which aims to engage the business community on disability employment.

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