Diversity and Inclusion Lead - Yorkshire Water
Working with LHFT has been and is brilliant. Our supported internship programme started in 2016 and since then it has been huge success. As a business we have seen many benefits and Lighthouse are a really great charity to work with. Our colleagues are proud to work for a business which supports and understands the benefits of neuro diversity.
We have recruited some amazing talent from the programme, we have a number of colleagues who came from the internship who are still in various teams and are performing very well.
The job coaches do a great job at carving roles and ensuring that each role is a perfect match for the candidate. This is key to matching students with placements, and the job coaches do a brilliant job.
The programme runs very smoothly, with the only cost being in kind, and we are now a part of an employers forum which meets on a regular basis to support other businesses who are interested in running the programme.