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I, Josh Dennis

 

Virgin Media and its charity partner, Scope have launched ‘Work With Me’ – a three year campaign to support a million disabled people to get in and stay in work by the end of 2020.

As part of this, Virgin Media is taking steps to transform its policies and practices to better support disabled employees.

In this blog, Josh Dennis a Virgin Media employee who has Cerebral Palsy, shares his experiences of working for the company and living life in London as a disabled person.

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Hi, I’m Josh. I recently joined Virgin Media as a Customer Transformation Executive. I’m also disabled and I wanted to share some my experiences of joining Virgin Media.

It pains me to say it, but there’s limited support for disabled people like me. I’ve faced many barriers in my personal life so that’s how I tackled finding a job – just one more problem for me to find a solution to. Luckily for me, I am a fairly resilient person!

Before joining Virgin Media I never had a paid, permanent job; I did voluntary and temporary work because the employers weren’t sure on how to approach my role, or its longevity.

It felt great to be offered a permanent contract by Virgin Media, if not at first, a little overwhelming.

The fact that I am now part of a team and make a contribution to making good things happen for our customers makes me (and my family) very proud.

The partnership between Scope and Virgin Media definitely has the right focus, and it’s great that Virgin Media are helping disabled people like me.  Read more.