INclusive Worcestershire

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What is Inclusive Worcestershire?

Inclusive Worcestershire is a programme designed to help businesses embrace the diversity and inclusion agenda to better support their staff and grow their workforce.

Inclusive Worcestershire is a pledge to improve and promote inclusivity in Worcestershire’s workforce. We will work with local businesses, education providers, and the Local Enterprise Partnership to increase awareness on how businesses can be more inclusive and employ from a wider candidate pool. This will include those with a learning or physical disability.

Inclusive employment brings numerous benefits which includes increased reputation, productivity, morale, and a sustainable and competent workforce to support your business build and maintain its competitive advantage.

Further benefits and information on how to employ more inclusively can be found in our Worcestershire Inclusive Employment Magazine, available below.

Businesses are invited to pledge to become an inclusive employer enabling young people within Worcestershire with disabilities to access meaningful employment and promoting economic growth.

You can download the full magazine on the link here. – Careers Worcestershire CC – Inclusion Guide

We are looking for more businesses to become INclusive!

By becoming an INclusive employer, organisations can not only overcome the recruitment and skills challenges they may be facing, but also help support the local community. 

The INclusive Worcestershire team can help you on your journey with INclusivity and via events, seminars and much more. All support is free to all businesses. 

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about INclusive Worcestershire, please email:

INclusive Worcestershire Leaders
As part of INclusive Worcestershire, a new recognition scheme has been launched to showcase the exemplar employers embracing INclusivity, ‘INclusive Worcestershire Leaders’.

INclusive Worcestershire Leaders is open to any organisation, of any size, sector or geography.

As a county, we are helping to bridge the gap between the different Disability Confident Levels, raise awareness and better inclusive practices. Inclusion is a vital part of any business, especially when it comes to recruitment and growing any organisation.

By becoming an INclusive Worcestershire Leader, you are demonstrating that you are at the forefront of best practice, acting as a role model for other organisations and stating proudly you are helping create a better Worcestershire for tomorrow’s workforce.

As well as benefiting from being a more INclusive employer, Inclusive Worcestershire Leaders will also benefit from promotional and marketing activity and the opportunity to speak at local events.

Worcestershire already has a handful of Inclusive Worcestershire Leaders including, Tesco St Peters, RIFT actuator and PSE Marketing. 

If you would like to become an Inclusive Worcestershire Leader, contact the team on the email here. –


Disability Confident

Become a Disability Confident employer and inspire a movement of change; recruiting, retaining and supporting disabled people to reach their full potential.

Get involved by:
• Signing up to the Disability Confident Employer Scheme.

Find out more here. 

Supported Internships

Supported Internships are a structured work-based study programme for 16-24 year olds with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The aim of Supported Internships is to provide a substantial work placement which is facilitated by the support of an expert job coach to support transition into employment.

The success of our Inclusive Worcestershire agenda, which includes increasing Supported Internship placements, is reliant on our local businesses. All community members deserve a purposeful life and having a job plays a key part in this, please support our community by offering your support either through a work placement or participating in school engagement activities.

Get involved by:

  • Providing a work placement for Supported Internship students.
  • Joining our Employment Forum to support us develop the Supported Internship offer across the County.

Find out more here.

Care Leavers Covenant

Support Care Leavers aged 16-25 into the world of work by becoming a care leaver friendly employer

Get involved by:

  • Becoming a signatory, offering support such as work experience placements, shadowing placements, internships, traineeships, and apprenticeships.

Find out more here. 

Worcestershire is having a launch event for the Care Leavers Covenant to help prospective businesses pledge their support and help make a difference, to find out more about the launch event and register a FREE place, follow the link below.

Accessible Apprenticeships

An Accessible Apprenticeship is a flexible, bespoke programme designed for those with additional learning needs and disabilities

Get involved by:

  • Providing tailored Accessible Apprenticeships which include reasonable adjustments.

Find out more here. 

Here you can find a breakdown of all the INclusive Worcestershire events, seminars and webinars that we have coming up.

Follow the links below to find out more or register for an event, seminar or workshop.


There are a variety of ways you can support us to create your future workforce, have a look at the employer pledge card below to see how you can support.

Graphic of Employer Pledge card

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about INclusive Worcestershire and how your business could join others in supporting Inclusive employment, contact the Worcestershire Growth Hub team who can help connect you into the team.


Simply fill out the form below and let us know which area you could support with and one of our team will get back to you.

Do you have an office or are based within Worcestershire?
How would you prefer to be contacted?
What Sector(s) would your business be in?
What specific support are you after?
Are you happy for your details to be shared with your District Council Economic Development team so they can provide additional support?
Would you like to receive Communication and Marketing updates from the Worcestershire Growth Hub?

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