Working with employers to achieve inclusive business goals


With employment rates continuing to rise, increasing numbers of Employers report that they struggle to recruit new staff with the skills and behaviours they are looking for.

As a result, businesses are looking to develop more inclusive workforces, and Portland College will work with you to achieve your inclusive business goals.

For those businesses that already employ disabled people in their workforce, if you are interested in increasing your productivity at that the same time as helping your staff to increase their skills and career prospects, Portland College can help. We would be very happy to talk to you to discuss the possible business solutions and support available, please get in touch.

As well as developing a more inclusive workforce, increasing numbers of employers are offering opportunities to disabled people to improve their employability skills and employment prospects. We have a range of programmes to help implement those vital opportunities.

Providing workplace preparation opportunities will also help your business to demonstrate to customers and other stakeholders how you are meeting your corporate and social responsibility commitments.

If your business is interested in providing student placement or workplace preparation opportunities you can read more below.

As well as being a national residential specialist college for people with physical and learning disabilities, Portland College is also a Registered Charity. We support disabled learners to reach their potential, changing someone’s life for the better could help transform your business too. Take a look at how your organisation can help and make a difference.

The skills, employability and enterprise initiative with local businesses, employer groups and local authorities demonstrates commitment to improving the life chances of learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities when they leave education and training.

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Student Placement Opportunities

If you are considering offering work experience, Portland can help to make it even more rewarding

Developing an Inclusive Workforce

Find out about Portland College’s support to Business to help develop a more inclusive a workforce

Access to Work - Support for Employers

Help to enable disabled colleagues and your business to access funding support available from DWP