Forwards Employment Service

Information and resources for employer's

Forwards can provide a no-cost employment support service for you and your organisation.

Providing employment opportunities for people with a disability within your community can be good for your company, whilst also providing valuable and rewarding opportunities for both you and the candidate.


Forwards can support you in a number of different ways.

Job Matching

Forwards works closely with employers to understand their recruitment needs in order to match suitable, work ready candidates to their roles.

Recruitment Support

Forwards can assist with the entire recruitment process, ensuring the employer and individual have a key point of contact for any support or guidance needed to begin the employment journey.

Job Coaching

Forwards can provide a no cost job coaching service to deliver on the job specific training for successful candidates, in order to help them meet the required needs of the role.

Continued support and guidance on an ongoing basis

Our Employment team will be on hand throughout the candidate’s employment to work with both you as the employer and the individual to maintain a positive and sustainable role within your company.


If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to make contact and we will be happy to direct you to a broker within your area.


We work with a large range of employers to provide valuable, sustainable employment opportunities.

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Disability Confident scheme

The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people, please speak to the Forwards Employment Team if you would like to find out more information and become Disability Confident.

Supported Internships

A supported internship is the first step on the job ladder for many young people with special educational needs. It’s an opportunity for employers to take on a young person who otherwise may have had limited prospects of working, and offer them a fully supported experience of the working world. Each intern will spend three days per week in the workplace and one at college, working on CV writing, interviews and employability skills. They will have a job coach provided for the year long placement, who will support them with day to day tasks until the intern is confident in their role, and ultimately in a position when they could be offered paid employment.

Maddock Plant Hire and Sales Ltd is happy to be part of the disability employment project organized by the Forwards Service. We recognise that it is important to judge every individual on their abilities, NOT disabilities.
- Maddock Plant Hire &Sales Ltd
Forwards has given us the opportunity to recognise the talent in individuals, and helped us understand that everyone has particular skills suited to different workplaces. We judge applicants on their abilities, not whether they have a disability, and our business is better for it.
- Glevum Security

More Testimonials

"Disabled men experience an 11% pay gap compared with non-disabled men; this figure doubles to 22% between disabled and non-disabled women."