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New partnership to help visually impaired people land dream jobs

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has launched a unique partnership with major recruitment consultancy, Michael Page, that will help match live vacancies with blind and partially sighted jobseekers.

The national charity will refer clients on its ‘Works For Me’ employment programme to the recruiter. The team at Michael Page will then work with the candidates to match them to available roles.

Works For Me is a free service which supports blind and partially sighted people to develop skills and offer advice to transition to the workplace, navigate the job market or further their careers.

The support offered is tailored to each individual’s needs and consists of a range of resources to help people land their dream job.

On offer are peer-led events such as webinars, networking and workshops delivered by blind and partially sighted people who can share their lived experiences in employment.  Other resources include templates for CVs mock interviews and free coaching and mentoring support

Jeff Page, Head of Employment at TPT, said:

“We support blind and partially sighted jobseekers to get into or return to work – offering professional advice on how to best showcase skills and abilities throughout the application process. This partnership will create a direct link for those that we support to the job market and signpost them to live opportunities that fit their skillsets.”

Ollie Thorn, a Senior Manager in Michael Page’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Client Solutions team, said:

“We contacted TPT as we were interested in meeting people who are struggling to get into work. We are passionate about helping people into work and want to ensure job opportunities are open for people with sight loss.

“Our team is made up of people who have a whole range of backgrounds, including disability, so we understand the challenges people face when getting into employment. This lived experience means we will work hard to support everyone we work with into a great career.”

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