The voice of specialist further education

Meet Jane Hatton

Meet our skills competitions patron

Jane Hatton became our patron in 2012 and is helping Natspec to educate businesses about the benefits of employing young people with a disability.

Natspec chose Jane Hatton because she has a lot of experience and is passionate about changing the way people think about the skills and abilities students from specialist colleges can bring to a job.Jane runs an organisation called Evenbreak, which puts disabled jobseekers in touch with businesses who want to employ them, visit:

Jane was a non-disabled Diversity Consultant, talking to employers about the benefits of employing a workforce that included disabled people. She wanted to stop disabled people becoming stuck in low-paid jobs or unemployment. She became disabled herself, with a spinal condition, and now runs Evenbreak lying on a platform with her lap top above her.  She says her personal experience helps with her job at Natspec: “It’s important to challenge employers’ attitudes towards disabled job seekers. As Natspec patron I can help promote the talents and skills of students at specialist colleges, building a better understanding of what they can bring to the workplace or local community.”

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