Careers and Beyond

At Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), we are committed to breaking down barriers to ensure that blind and partially sighted (BPS) young people have equitable opportunities to get the right careers advice and be able to move into the world of work.

For young people who are blind or partially sighted, thinking about the next steps after education can be an exciting but also very daunting time. Along the way there will be challenges, but with the right support, advice, and training these can be overcome.

We understand that as a professional working in careers, you may have limited experience supporting blind or partially sighted (BPS) students. That is why we have created useful resources and guidance to provide you with more awareness of the needs of BPS students. Our The importance of Good Careers Advice for Young People with Vision Impairment guide highlights why it is so important.

Knowing more about the impact of vision impairment will help you understand some of the difficulties young people may experience; as well as how you can support them more effectively. Seeing what the world looks like from the perspective of a young person with vision impairment in our What Do We See? 2 – How the World Looks to Vision Impaired Children and Young People video, will provide you with a greater understanding of what the world can look like for BPS young people.

To get a feel for some of the careers blind and partially sighted people are working in, check out our Employment team’s We Work videos and employment stories case studies!

Our offer to careers specialists is continuously growing, keeping up to date with the changing landscape in education and beyond. To find out more about our professional offer, contact us at:, or to receive regular updates through our newsletters, join our mailing list!

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