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New internship programme to tackle low-levels of learning disability employment

A Seashell Trust-run college is aiming to raise the numbers of people with a learning disability in paid employment through a new internship programme, launched as part of Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week. Office of National Statistics findings show that just 7% people with a learning disability are in paid employment, but Royal College Manchester’s training course is seeking to improve their employability and raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they recruit. Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week is organised by charity Mencap and Inclusive Employers, which helps employers to develop an inclusive workplace and


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