Safeway has teamed up with Remploy - the UK’s largest employer of disabled people - to increase employment opportunities for disabled people at the supermarket group.

HR director at Safeway, Nicola Instone, said that the agreement would “enable us to have access to a broader pool of potential employees with a range of skills, thereby creating a more diverse workforce”.

Remploy will be notified of any job vacancies and their advisors can then deal direct with Safeway stores.

Executive director at Remploy, Stuart Knowles, said: “There are many thousands of disabled people with a whole range of skills who want to work and are simply looking for an opportunity to do so.

“It is hugely encouraging to see employers such as Safeway recognising their skills and abilities.”