Somerfield has signed up to a scheme it hopes will open hundreds of job opportunities to disabled people.
Through a partnership with Remploy, a group that assists those with mental or physical disabilities in finding work, the supermarket plans to increase the number of successful job applications from disabled people so its workforce better reflects its customer base and the local community.
Both Somerfield and Kwik Save stores will provide details of their vacancies to Remploy so that the organisation can assist interested disabled people to apply.
The supermarket has said it would guarantee to interview all candidates put forward, provided they met the job specifications.
Karan Paige, head of retail human resources for Somerfield and Kwik Save, said: “We have already been working with Remploy to recruit disabled people and are impressed with the significant contribution these employees have made.
“This partnership will provide a unique recruitment resource for Somerfield.”