Jack Brereton MP and Landau host business breakfast to help veterans and the disabled into employment

Landau combined recently with Jack Brereton, Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent South, to encourage employers to do more to help disabled people and veterans into work, at a business breakfast at its Training and Enterprise Centre in Newstead, Stoke-on-Trent.


Disability Confident

Disability confident is designed to support employers to recruit and retain disabled people with health conditions for their skills and talent.

This government scheme replaces the 2 Ticks scheme and operates 3 levels of award.

Landau Supported Employment and Enterprise Training Centre at Newstead teamed up with Jack Brereton MP to celebrate the second anniversary of the scheme with a group of employers in Stoke on Trent today.

A DWP adviser explained that, as unemployment is at a record low, businesses will need to look beyond current recruitment if they want to source and retain calibre employees. Local training employer Acacia Training has obtained the level 3 “Leader” status as a disability confident employer, Andrew Houldey gave first-hand


Veterans Support Partnership

The Royal British Legion (RBL) joins forces with Landau to support Veterans in Staffordshire to find their dream job.

Landau Supported Employment and Enterprise Training Centre at Newstead has teamed up with The Royal British Legion to employ an Individual Placement Support (IPS) Employment worker to support veterans to find their dream job.

IPS is a supported employment model, which follows the principles of “place and train”. It consists of intensive individual support, rapid job search followed by placement in paid competitive employment, and time unlimited in-work support for both the employee and the employer.


Sonia Roberts, Landau CEO, said:

“The UK is facing significant skills shortages and we are calling upon our armed forces Veterans to redeploy their skills and experience which will be valued across industries, veterans represent a highly skilled, motivated and flexible group who will enhance any work environment.”


David Fairclough, RBL Team Leader for the West Midlands, said:

“For the majority of service people leaving the armed forces each year, they will transition into civilian life successfully, however, a small minority encounter serious problems when or after they leave and there is evidence to suggest this number is “We are very pleased to be able to fund this project with Landau, we believe our mission to support vulnerable veterans is more relevant than ever today”


Jack Brereton, Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent South, said:

“I want to help and encourage employers to make it as easy as possible for disabled people and veterans to find appropriate and fulfilling employment.

“As a Disability Confident employer, I know that it only takes a few small changes to make a workplace suitable for disabled people, and I am pleased that so many employers were able to attend today to learn more about these valuable schemes.”