Category: Employment

Employment

At TPT we are creating a place where blind and partially sighted people wanting to start, restart or progress their careers can receive professional, relevant services and have access to employers and mentors with shared lived experience.   The employment team is run by blind and partially sighted professionals who have held many different roles in various sectors and have supported countless blind and partially sighted professionals to achieve their employment goals. We believe no one achieves anything alone, which is why we provide support and guidance – however you want or need it – to change your employment...

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RNIB training rolled out to jobcentre staff

Jobcentre Plus (JCP) staff will now be able to access new training through an online portal, which offers information and advice to better support people with sight loss to find a job that’s right for them.   The Department for Work and Pensions has worked with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to establish the scheme. In addition, some jobcentres will also be kitted out with virtual reality headsets designed by RNIB, that when used with an RNIB app mean JCP staff can experience what it feels like to have sight loss. Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson said: “Sight loss affects...

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