But the group of people with disabilities is extremely divergent in nature and Repsol’s experience also demonstrates the need to establish employment formulas that are differentiated to meet this diversity. Integration activities have been designed with this in mind that are adapted to the requirements of the different Repsol Group companies and the different kinds of disability.
“The processes to integrate people with intellectual disability are performed using the methodology of employment with support. Employees have the support of a job trainer that makes his or her incorporation process easier at every step,” explains Marisol Pérez.
The Repsol Foundation, which also performs important work to promote the inclusion of this group, collaborates with the Bobath Foundation to provide professional training to young people affected by brain paralysis and damage.
Enrique Martín, who is 27 years old, was one those who took part in this programme “After suffering brain damage, I had the chance to study a vocational training module in Administrative Management, which I did not hesitate to do. When I finished, we had to do work experience in a company, and in my case it was in Repsol.”
Enrique Martín has now been working for one year as an administrative assistant in the People and Organisation Office at Repsol and his assessment could not be more positive: “I feel valued, no, highly valued. I am not going to deny that it was difficult, but with desire and effort, it is possible to achieve everything.”