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Gaining employment

You must be registered before you can begin practising. However you may begin looking for and be offered a job in your chosen profession before applying for registration.

When you apply for jobs, you should remember that employers also have duties under the law not to discriminate against you and to consider your application fairly.

In England, Scotland and Wales some employers display the ‘Two ticks’ symbol which means that they have committed to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.

Employers are also required to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace to ensure disabled employees are not seriously disadvantaged when doing their jobs.

Employers can only provide you with appropriate support and adjustments if they are aware of your disability, so we recommend that you disclose this when you apply.

Once you’ve accepted a job offer and started practising, we require you, and all our registrants, to make sure you continue to practise safely and effectively.

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Health, disability and becoming a health and care professional

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