We Work

Our  We Work videos shine a light on people working in a range of roles and sectors. Transcripts for each of the films can be found on the You Tube page where the video is hosted.

 

Renu Walia, works as an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer for the Royal Free Trust and she is RNIB’s 100th ECLO.
She shares her journey into employment through volunteering, the importance of her own lived experience in delivering advice to visually impaired people, and she gives her advice to other blind and partially sighted individuals looking for work.

 

Chris Lewis works as an advisor and consultant on the future of the telecom industry, disability and accessibility. He shares what makes him passionate about work, what inspired him to set up his own company and what needs to be done for visually impaired people to get more career opportunities.

 

Haren Thillainathan talks about his role as a Senior Regulatory Policy Manager with ScottishPower. He shares his journey back into work after losing his sight and gives advice to other blind or partially sighted people in a similar position.

 

Callum Stoneman is a Network Designer at BT.  He shares what working means to him, the assistive technology he uses for his role and advice to other blind and partially sighted people looking to get on or progress their careers.

 

Mark Russell works for KPMG as a manager in its inclusion diversity and social equality team. He talks about his role and career journey, the importance of a workforce reflecting society and gives advice to other blind and partially sighted people who are either looking to progress or embark on their careers.

 

Breandan Ward is a leadership coach and disability lecturer. He has a genetic condition that affects his central and peripheral vision. He talks about the importance of persistence and adaptability as a blind person in both life and the workplace.

 

Jesse Dufton works as a Principal Patent Engineer for Intelligent Energy. He shares his passion for his role and how having a vision impairment has forced him to develop a whole host of new skills, including problem solving and determination.

 

Helen Webb, Next-Gen Technology Fellow at Capco, recommends a career in technology for people with visual impairments. She explains how being partially sighted has taught her to be incredibly resilient and given her amazing problem solving skills.

 

Alex Lee, Journalist, tells us about his life working on his “dream job” at Wired Magazine and Managing Editor, Mike Dent, gives his view from an employer’s perspective.

 

Ashwini Sayandan is a HR administrator at the RNIB. She describes her role, how she got there through volunteering and persistence in applying and the importance of a good support network.

 

Chenalee Bucknail, Senior Customer Representative at Thermofisher Scientific, describes her journey securing her job, how supportive the company has been and shares the lesson she would like her daughter to learn from her. 


Do you work?

If you are blind or partially sighted in employment and fancy being featured in our We Work videos, we would love to hear from you.  Email us on employment@pocklington-trust.org.uk

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