National Star College launches the EmployAble Project
18th March 2014
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National Star College are working with Work Psychologist Lorraine John (All About Change UK) to introduce the EmployAble project.

The idea of EmployAble is to offer students at NSC a 6 to 8 week work placement in a real work environment for a few hours a week. During the placement the student learns a chosen role so that they are able to perform this autonomously. Mentoring support from the college is available during this time.

The hope is that after the placement a suitable role is worked out i.e. “job carved” by Lorraine with the company, which will benefit the organization and provide the student with a paid part time role.


‘National Star’s EmployAble scheme supports employers to offer sustainable paid job opportunities to people with disabilities.

The scheme uses experienced Job Mentors to match specific jobs needed by employers to the skill sets of individual trainees. Training and placement support are provided by National Star to ensure the trainee is fully competent in the job before the employer makes an offer of employment. This may be from one hour a week to full time employment, so long as it is paid employment.‘

Our objective is enable paid employment for people with disabilities and to reduce the amount of voluntary work employers offer.


Says David Finch, Director from National Star


NSC is seeking employer organisations, and is holding a launch breakfast event on Wednesday 26th March 2014 at the Star Bistro. See the attached flyer for further information.

Please book your place and come along to find out more. Email Telephone 01242 527631 ext. 2240.


The first 5 organisations to sign up to EmployAble receive a Free WorkAble audit (worth £500) which is a quality standard to enable employers to demonstrate confidence in supporting people with disabilities at work.


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