Employment and Internships

Whether you’re entering the job market for the first time or returning after sight loss, Thomas Pocklington Trust will provide guidance for every step of the way.

Our bespoke service, Works For Me, is tailored to help you develop employability skills, navigate the job market or advance your career. Here you will find lots of resources providing advice on creating effective CVs and application forms, complete with templates, tips, and more. We even offer free coaching and mentoring by experienced professionals to help you identify and achieve your career goals.

If you’re starting your career, our internship programme, Get Set Progress, offers paid placements designed specifically for individuals with visual impairments. Through our We Work videos and employment stories you can hear first hand from blind and partially sighted individuals and employers about their experiences.

For employers, we have a dedicated section that offers valuable information and practical support in hiring blind and partially sighted individuals. Gain insights from businesses who have successfully done so.

Learn more about the Access to Work scheme provides support for individuals with disabilities or health conditions who are starting a new job or aiming to remain employed.

Finally, find out more about our employment campaigns which focus on improving opportunities in the workplace and fostering positive societal attitudes towards blind and partially sighted individuals.

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