Disability-friendly employers

By law, all employers must treat all job applicants equally regardless of any health conditions they may have. Some employers make it clear that they want disabled people to apply.

Find jobs with Disability Confident employers (GOV.UK)

Job sites aimed at disabled people

Disability job sites can be a useful place to find disability confident employers.

  • Careers with Disabilities enables jobs for disabled people by providing information, support and connection for disabled jobseekers and inclusive employers.
  • Disabled Workers Co-operative advertises job vacancies.
  • EmployAbility has opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates.
  • Evenbreak matches disabled jobseekers with employers that want to build a diverse workforce.
  • Jobs4Disability is an accessibility friendly job board that advertises jobs from companies with a transparent, diverse and inclusive recruitment strategy.

Finding work that suits your life and condition

Talk to the Scope online community about employment.

Find inclusive employers

Look for employers whose websites and job adverts say that they want to increase diversity or are an equal opportunities employer.

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Business Disability Forum members

Glassdoor is a website designed to make employers more transparent. You can search for an employer you are interested in and find:

  • reviews from current and former employees on what they are like to work for
  • sample interview questions
  • if they have supported disabled employees (if a disabled person has reviewed them).

Ask people in your network. If you are on LinkedIn, see if you are connected to someone who has worked at the company.

Your local job centre may also be able to help you find disability-friendly companies in your area.

You can phone larger employers and ask if there is a person responsible for including disabled people at work. If the employer feels comfortable answering this question, it can be a good sign.

Employers can still be inclusive, even if they do not say that they are. You should still apply, and ask for adjustments to your interview or to the role if you need them.

You can also contact the employer directly. You could ask them what they have in their policies to:

  • support applications from disabled people
  • support disabled people at work.

Asking for adjustments to your interview or assessment

'Disability Confident' organisations

The Government runs Disability Confident, which replaced the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme.

All Disability Confident organisations:

  • have committed to offering an interview to a fair number of disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for a job. This does not mean that all disabled people are entitled to an interview.
  • can use the Disability Confident symbol on their websites and job adverts.

If you want to get an interview under Disability Confident, you will need to say that you are disabled in your job application.

Disability Confident employers (GOV.UK)

If you have an issue with a Disability Confident employer

There are steps you can take:

Raise an issue with a Disability Confident employer (GOV.UK)

Look for the Disability Confident symbols

Look for these symbols on job adverts.

Only Level 3 ‘leader’ organisations have been assessed by someone independent to see if they're meeting their commitments to disabled people.

Committed (Level 1)

Disability confident: committed


Employer (Level 2)

Disability confident: employer


Leader (Level 3)

Disability confident: leader

Independently assessed

Last reviewed by Scope on: 16/04/2024

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