Bupa working to employ more people with disabilities

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Bupa said it is working to make a difference by increasing the workforce participation of people with disabilities.

The company established a Disability Employee Action Group last year. Bupa said it has undertaken a range of activities, including partnering with the Australian Network on Disability on mentoring and internship programs at the company.

Bupa is one of three Victorian organisations that will take part in the Victorian Employer Enablement Project (VEEP) during 2018.

VEEP is a time-limited initiative of the Victorian government designed to support employers derive the business benefits of including people with disability in their workforces.

This will include Bupa becoming a 'disability confident employer' in terms of actively recruiting people with disabilities at Bupa.

Bupa said its Customer Growth team were quick to adopt this program, which will see 10 employees join the company over the course of the next 12 months. 

According to Emily Amos, managing director for Health Services, “One of the biggest barriers for employers is not knowing what to do and being a part of this initiative will provide huge benefits to Bupa to develop our expertise and truly understand what we need to do better.”