Realistic Employment for Adults with Learning Disabilities (Real Employment Agency)

About REAL

REAL means - Realistic Employment for Adults with Learning Disabilities. The Real Employment Agency works with people who have a mild to moderate learning disability. Real offers customers a unique package of support to help them to gain and maintain employment in the 'open' jobs market. REAL links closely with all the major players in the employment field including Job Centre Plus and Remploy.

Real has a long, successful and well established history in the field of employment for people with learning disabilities dating back to its beginnings in 1992.

The Real Employment Agency is based at 41 Market Street. The agency offers a range of support to its customers which include help with CV's, job application forms both online and written, interview training and support to access mainstream services such as Job Centre Plus.

Prework assessment

Support includes

  • job matching
  • interview help
  • one-to-one help
  • on-the-job training
  • job breakdowns and work routines
  • relationship building in the workplace
  • advice and training
  • benefits advice
  • continued monitoring and support
  • risk assessments
  • health and safety advice and training

Real people in real employment

These videos have been produced are from real people in real employment. Watch the videos to see how you could be helped by Real Employment

Carol's Story

Carol - Shop Floor Assistant at Sain

Janet's Story

Janet - Cleaner at Claremont House Nursing Home

Jeramy's Story

Jeramy Hoy - Internal Messenger at Huddersfield Examiner

Kayliegh's Story

Kaleigh - Kitchen Assistant at Active

Matthew's Story

Matthew - Assistant Handy Person at The Homstead Nursing Home

Nico's Story

Nico - Business Support at Cullingworth Street Dewsbury

Shelly's Story

Shelly - Activities Support at Castle Grange Nursing Home

Susan's Story

Susan - Shop Assistant at Body Shop in Huddersfield

Tim's Story

Tim - Business Support at REAL Employment Agency Huddersfield

Information for employers

The Kirklees Council REAL (Realistic Employment for Adults with Learning Disabilities) Employment Agency works closely with local employers to help adults with learning disabilities find jobs and receive free training at work.

A film has been produced to help change the hearts and minds of employers and to increase the take up in employment of adults with a learning disability and showcase the benefits to the employer.

Tim - Business Support at REAL Employment Agency Huddersfield

Real Employment Huddersfield Office

Real Employment Batley Office