Royal Mail and Remploy pilot scheme for disabled workers set to roll out nationwide

A partnership between Royal Mail and Remploy – the provider of employment services for disabled people – is set for a national roll-out following a successful pilot programme in the South East.



Over the past year, 32 Remploy candidates with disabilities or health conditions have been employed as postal workers. Eleven are based at the Jubilee Mail Centre in Hounslow, while candidates have also been placed into administration, sorting office and delivery roles.



The scheme is now being extended to Essex, Chelmsford, Chiswick and Guildford, prior to a national roll-out in April.



Mike O’Donovan, mail centre manager at the Jubilee Mail Centre, said: “Many people’s perceptions of disability have been turned around by working with Remploy and it’s great to know that the partnership will now be rolled out nationally.”



This year, Remploy aims to find 5,600 jobs for people with disabilities and health conditions in mainstream employment.

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