Get Set Progress Internships Programme

Get Set Progress provides paid internships for blind and partially sighted people to secure that first rung on the career ladder or who are returning to work following a career break.

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has run a programme of paid internships since 2015 with  85% of interns going on to gain paid employment within six months.

In March 2022 TPT extended the programme to five other sight loss charities. Partner organisations in the programme are British Blind Sport, My Sight Nottinghamshire, MySight York, Oxfordshire Association for the Blind and Sight Support West of England.


Get Set Progress:  Interns’ views

“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.”


“I think this whole experience has really transformed things… it’s given me a really strong career path that I just did not have before… it’s given me that wave that I can ride, and I’m just determined just to ride it as far as I can”


We asked former and current interns at Thomas Pocklington Trust, Alex, Fiona and Peter,  to take us through their internship experience. They share their top tips for a successful internship and how this internship with TPT helped them realise what career pathway they wanted to follow.

Watch what Alex has to say:

Watch what Fiona has to share:

Watch Peter sharing his top tips:

Listen to our Blind Spot podcast in which three interns – Alex Henderson, Alex Wallis and Robert Cummings – discuss TPT’s internships scheme and  share their experiences during and after their placement.

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