Step Two: Exploring What Jobs You Could Do

There are a whole range of jobs and career opportunities that may be open to you, that you may not have thought about at this stage. Work experience can be a good opportunity to ‘dip your toe’ into the world of work!

It can be helpful to hear from other blind and partially sighted people about their work and how they got into their career.

Our employment team has a range of videos of blind and partially sighted people talking about their careers, including A career in the civil service – what’s involved and how to get into it and Using your skillset to successfully change careers with Charles Coyle. Check them out!

We also have some great Student stories and Employment stories to read on our website.

Check out the other steps...

Step One: Narrowing Your Options

Find out the questions you need to ask yourself to help narrow your options and figure out what you want from your work experience.

Find out more about 'Step One: Narrowing Your Options'

Step Three: Choosing the Right Work Experience

Learn about the different types of work experience and which is the right one for you.

Find out more about 'Step Three: Choosing the Right Work Experience'

Step Four: Identifying an Employer

Find out about the different approaches you can take to finding your work experience opportunity.

Find out more about 'Step Four: Identifying an Employer'

Step Five: Approaching an Employer

Discover how to make the approach to the employer you wish to set up your work experience with and don’t forget to download our handy approach letter template!

Find out more about 'Step Five: Approaching an Employer'

Step Six: Getting the Right Support in Place

Find out what you need to do to make sure you have all the right support in place to make the most of your work experience.

Find out more about 'Step Six: Getting the Right Support in Place'

Step Seven: After Your Work Experience

Learn how to use what you have gained from your work experience to benefit you moving forward onto the next step of your education/career journey, don’t forget to grab the handy checklist!

Find out more about 'Step Seven: After Your Work Experience'
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