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University awarded ‘Two Ticks’ disability symbol

19 Aug 2009

Five key commitments to disabled applicants and employees

The University has been awarded the Two Ticks disability symbol in recognition of its commitment regarding the recruitment, employment and retention and career development of disabled people.

Employers have to agree to meet five key commitments before they are awarded the status. These commitments are:

  • to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their ability
  • to discuss with disabled employees, at any time, but at least once a year, what both parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use their abilities
  • to make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
  • to take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
  • to review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans

To illustrate its commitment, the University has introduced a guaranteed interview scheme for any disabled candidate who has met the essential requirements for the post for which they have applied.

Guidance notes on the scheme – and the guaranteed interview scheme – have been issued and all managers who are responsible for recruiting staff should be made aware of them.

More information about the scheme can be found at: