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MyPlus is widely recognised as one of the leading UK authorities in disability employment whose vision is to ensure that having a disability or long-term health condition doesn’t prevent anyone from having the career that they want to have. Founded in 2005 by disability employment expert Helen Cooke, MyPlus provides progressive employers and individuals with disabilities with the confidence, insight and support they need to realise new possibilities.

With four innovative offerings for employers, disabled students and universities, MyPlus is committed to helping disabled individuals, a talent pool that has, in the past, not received the recognition it deserves, achieve equal employment opportunities as their non-disabled counterparts. By demonstrating the value of inclusion in this arena, MyPlus help to expel the fears that disabled individuals may feel when applying for jobs and employers may have engaging with disabled individuals.

MyPlus Consulting works with organisations to provide them with the expertise to be disability confident in their strategy, processes and engagement and realise the possibilities of employing individuals with disabilities. Our 6 steps to building a disability inclusive organisation are aimed at building the capability of the employer to recruit, support and retain disabled employees.

MyPlus Recruiters’ Club is an innovative annual membership forum for organisations to gain and share insights and build their confidence and knowledge to attract, recruit, develop and retain individuals with a disability. With close to 50 current large corporate members, many of whom have been members for over 10 years, they include BP, Enterprise Mobility, EY, Fidelity, J.P.Morgan, KPMG and Linklaters.

For students with disabilities and long-term heath conditions MyPlus Students’ Club offers practical career advice and guidance to raise their aspirations to apply for roles with progressive employers who recognise and value their talents. Through an award-winning website, valuable resources such careers guides, FAQs, blogs and webinars help them build their confidence and realise their potential; all provided for free. Students have the opportunity to connect with employers who are members of the MyPlus Recruiters’ Club who showcase their organisation and advertise jobs and careers events on the website. Since 2010, MyPlus Students’ Club has also hosted 3 annual Career Insight Events for the banking, legal and cross industry sectors. With some of the world’s leading organisations participating, these events help disabled students to develop their understanding of the industries and the support available for disabled employees.

MyPlus Universities provides webinars and toolkits for university careers and disability services to enable them to support and elevate career progression for their disabled students and provide them with the knowledge, confidence and expertise needed to empower these students to successfully transition from education into employment, and in doing so improve employment outcomes.

MyPlus is a Level 3 Disability Confident Leader of the UK Government’s Disability Confident Scheme and is listed in the Valuable 500’s Global Directory of Disability Inclusion Specialists service providers after being reviewed by a panel of global disability experts. In 2021 the MyPlus Students’ Club was awarded ‘Best Innovation’ at the National Online Recruitment Awards and in 2022 was a finalist for ‘Best Employment Advice Award’. Our CEO Helen Cooke’s innovations and achievements have been recognised externally by the Shaw Trust who have included her in their Disability Power 100 list in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022. In 2021 Helen was named a ‘Woman to Watch’ in the annual list compiled by Cranfield School of Management and in 2022 TA Tech Top 100 most influential Talent Acquisition Thought Leader.

Most importantly though with over 16% of UK graduates having a disability, the work MyPlus does ensures that disabled students are not overlooked when it comes to employment and that employer’s benefit from the unique talents and strengths, the ‘plus’s, that disabled individuals can and do bring to any organisation.