For Employers

Discovery Employment Support can provide a no-cost employment support service for you and your organisation. Providing employment opportunities for people with a disability within your community can be good for your company, and can also provide valuable and rewarding opportunities for both you and the candidate.

We can support you in a number of different ways:

  • We will work closely with you to understand your recruitment needs in order to match suitable individuals to your roles.
  • We can assist with the entire recruitment process; you will have a key point of contact for any support or guidance needed.
  • We also provide a no-cost job coaching service, delivering on the job training for successful candidates in order to help them meet the required needs of the role.
  • We work with partners that can help with all aspects of returning to work, including budget and money management, debt advice and benefits.

We offer intensive support to people who are registered with Somerset County Council to Adult Social Care and Children Services. Employment Co-Ordinators meet with their jobseekers on a regular basis, finding work experience positions to increase confidence and develop work skills, while also engaging with local employers to identify suitable paid opportunities. Jobseekers are also offered bespoke courses to prepare them for the world of employment.  

Our Employment Support team will be on hand throughout the candidate’s employment to work with both you, as the employer, and the individual to maintain a positive and sustainable role within your company.

Read the British Association for Supported Employment’s business case for Diversity Management.