Salesforce training programme for blind and partially sighted people launches in the UK

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and Blind IT have just launched a Salesforce Administrator training programme in the UK for blind and partially sighted people.

The programme, which starts in January 2022, will offer three fully funded places to blind and partially sighted people to become qualified Salesforce Administrators.

Upon completion of a 16-week training programme and subject to passing the Salesforce Administrator certification exam, participants will be offered a paid three-month work placement. The placement will put into practice the learnings and skills developed as part of the Salesforce Administrator programme.

Martin Sigsworth, Senior Employment Manager at TPT, said: “Salesforce is one of the world’s most widely used database systems and demand for Salesforce expertise is increasing significantly.


This is such a great way for blind or partially sighted people to gain invaluable skills and it will hopefully provide the opportunity for people to launch a new career. Salesforce Administrator jobs are growing at a rate of 37% with a salary upwards of £30,000 – and the platform is completely accessible.”


Salesforce is one of the leaders in customer relationship manager (CRM) platforms, with over 150,000 customers globally. It also provides applications focussed on customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.


Mike Hess, Director at Blind IT, said: “We are delighted to partner with Thomas Pocklington Trust to bring the programme to the UK for the first time. This is a high-quality programme and will present a real opportunity for practical learning and development for candidates.”


Martin Sigsworth added: “The programme will support with on-the-job training. It will teach people to apply best practices for data management and learning to build reports and dashboards plus much more.

“Anyone interested in the programme should email us with their expression of interest.”


The closing date for expressions of interest is 31 October 2021 and candidate screening will take place in November 2021.

More information is available on the TPT website:



 For further information or images please contact:

Penny Wilkinson, Thomas Pocklington Trust,  07974 578 637.

Editors’ Notes

About Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to enabling and empowering blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. We are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of their needs and aspirations, to working with partners and to developing and implementing services which meet these needs to increase independence and improve lives.


About Blind Institute of Technology

Blind Institute of Technology is an organisation working hard to advance the professional opportunities for people with disabilities. We are a small, passionate team with a dynamic blend of backgrounds, disabilities, experiences, and motivations, doing whatever they can to get the job done. Our message is that professionals with disabilities possess skills and abilities that corporations have overlooked or have yet to discover.  The end goal is always employment.

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