New partnership to link visually impaired jobseekers with roles

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

The national charity, which supports blind and partially sighted people wanting to start, restart or progress their careers, will refer clients on its ‘Works For Me’ programme to the recruiter. The team at Michael Page will then work with the candidates to match them to available roles.

 

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.”

 

 

About Works For Me

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.

For more information visit: Works For Me

 

 

About PageGroup

Established in the UK in 1976, PageGroup has grown to become one of the world’s best-known and most respected recruitment consultancies. With operations in 37 countries, PageGroup provides recruitment services and career opportunities on a local, regional, and global level.

PageGroup operates four key brands: Page Executive, Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Outsourcing, supported by additional brands across the business.

 

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