Get Set Progress Internships

Are you looking to kickstart your career, return to work after a break or diversify your workforce with fresh talent? Get Set Progress is our pioneering programme providing paid internships exclusively for blind and partially sighted individuals.

Since 2015, Thomas Pocklington Trust has been at the forefront of transforming lives by offering exceptional internship opportunities, with a remarkable 85% of our interns securing paid employment within just six months of leaving the programme.

We believe that everyone deserves equal access to career opportunities. Our internships are advertised like any other job, but they are uniquely tailored to empower the blind and partially sighted community.

Applicants

Are you a blind or partially sighted individual eager to gain invaluable work experience? Get Set Progress is designed with you in mind. We offer nine-month internships with roles in a range of fields around the UK, providing hands-on career development opportunities. You’ll receive dedicated mentorship, specialised training, personalised support and guidance for future career planning.

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“It’s such a valuable opportunity. Even in such a short space of time I’ve got so much experience and so many workplace examples I can now draw on in interviews.”

Employers

Are you looking to enrich your team with fresh perspectives and diverse talent? Get Set Progress can help you achieve your diversity and inclusion goals. Our motivated interns bring unique skills and perspectives to your organisation, through a simple recruitment process, and we offer you ongoing support.

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“I would highly recommend taking on an intern, both to enrich your organisation and to provide an opportunity for a blind or partially sighted person to start their journey into a career,”

Mark Upton, Chief Executive at My Vision Oxfordshire.

 

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Laura & Jane

Get Set Progress Class of 2023 Interns and Employers share their experiences.

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Charlie & Paul

Get Set Progress Class of 2023 Interns and Employers share their experiences.

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Lacey & Ruth

Get Set Progress Class of 2023 Interns and Employers share their experiences.

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Emily & Tracy

Get Set Progress Class of 2023 Interns and Employers share their experiences.

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Andrew & Alison

Get Set Progress Class of 2023 Interns and Employers share their experiences.

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Tariq & Daniel

Get Set Progress Class of 2023 Interns and Employers share their experiences.

Become an Intern

Get Set Progress offers paid internships tailored for blind and partially sighted individuals, whether you are taking your first step onto the career ladder or returning to work after a career break. Thomas Pocklington Trust has proudly run the programme since 2015, resulting in an impressive 85% of interns transitioning…

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Employ an Intern

The Get Set Progress internship programme, a transformative initiative led by Thomas Pocklington Trust, offers paid internship opportunities for blind and partially sighted individuals. This programme opens doors to a diverse talent pool and fosters a more inclusive and innovative work environment. By hosting our interns, you demonstrate your commitment…

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