Simplyhealth signs up to student placement scheme

Simplyhealth, the UK’s leading health plan provider, has signed up to Change100, offering talented university students with a disability a three month paid placement. The initiative, led by Leonard Cheshire Disability, offers disabled students or those with a long term health condition the chance to work with top UK employers.

Leonard Cheshire Disability makes a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through employment, education, enterprise, health, volunteering and digital inclusion projects.

Corinne Williams, Head of HR at Simplyhealth
With more than half of disabled people who are unemployed saying they would like to work   and the increasing need for young people to gain experience within their chosen fields; we’re hoping that by signing up to Change100 we’ll contribute towards bridging that gap and kick starting their careers.

We’re looking to welcome a student into our IT team. There are a number of roles within the department requiring a variety of skills including web development, systems and infrastructure and data analysis which we hope will appeal to students looking to put their knowledge into practice.
Corinne Williams, Head of HR at Simplyhealth
It’s great to have Simplyhealth on board. It’s a two way scheme, Simplyhealth will gain the student’s knowledge, ideas and fresh perspective while the student will benefit from valuable work experience.
Victoria Passant, Programme Manager – Youth Employment, from Leonard Cheshire Disability

Simplyhealth attended a number of assessment centres which took place across the country including London, Edinburgh and Manchester to assess and interview candidates. The shortlisting process will start on Monday 21 March.

This year, Change100 aims to place 100 interns with a range of employers across the UK.

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