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Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2021 – Finalists Announced

Press Release: September 15, 2021

The finalists of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards 2021 have been announced today after another record year of entries. 

Now, in their 8th year, the RIDI Awards celebrate pioneering employers and recruiters who, as we return to a very different working world, are safeguarding and progressing opportunities for disabled job seekers through accessible and equitable employment policies and processes.

RIDI is a unique initiative to lead change in recruitment by encouraging and supporting recruiters and businesses to remove the barriers faced by the millions of disabled job seekers particularly at a time when many organisations are recruiting to fill a high number of vacancies. 

Head judge Jane Hatton commented:

“The breadth, diversity and calibre of finalists in the 8th annual RIDI Awards actively demonstrates the progress being made in the UK towards greater disability inclusion. Our Awards celebrate the very best of disability confident recruitment and I would like to congratulate all the finalists, who have made it through to the final round of judging. These are stories of best practice and success that should inspire the recruitment industry to continue to take the necessary steps to recruit back better and put disability confident recruitment at the top of the agenda.”

Look out for the virtual awards ceremony on 3rd December. 

2021 RIDI Awards finalists in alphabetical order:

Best Inclusive Recruitment Campaign
  •  ViacomCBS
  •  Zero2Hero Apprentice scheme
  •  GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)
  •  NHS Business Service Authority

Disability Confident
  •  Network Rail Disability Matters Programme
  •  Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
  •  Atkins
  •  Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Disability Specialist
  •  C Talent
  •  The SAMEE charity
  •  Pembrokeshire Supported Employment Team
  •  Patchwork Hub

Getting Started
  •  PageGroup
  •  Mace Group – Enabled at Mace ERG
  •  UNIQLO Europe ltd
  •  Travelers Europe
  •  North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Inclusive Recruiter of the Year
  •  TPP Recruitment
  •  PageGroup
  •  Civil Service Fast Stream and Emerging Talent team
  •  North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Making a Difference – Private Sector
  •  DPD UK – Steve Mills
  •  Utilita
  •  Financial Times Early Careers Programmes
  •  Balfour Beatty Vinci Systra JV

Making a Difference – Public Sector
  •  Project SEARCH
  •  North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  •  Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  •  North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Recruiting Back Better
  •  Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  •  myInterview
  •  Guidant Global
  •  BartsAbility – Barts Health NHS Trust



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