Martin Sigsworth, TPT’s Senior Employment Manager caught up with Charles Coyle in our live webinar session to understand his career journey, what challenges and obstacles he has had to overcome, what it is like working in the civil service and what advice he has for blind and partially sighted people looking to get on or progress their careers.

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Charles has had a varied career to date, having worked in education, the sight loss sector and now within the civil service.


Blind since birth, Charles trained to become a teacher but soon realised his passion was away from the classroom, and set about taking every opportunity he could find to change career. After working for RNIB and TPT, he made the move into Local Government and went from strength to strength. He is now a fully fledged civil servant working in central government.

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About Martin Sigsworth

Blind since the age of 11, Martin has worked for TPT's employment team for the last five years helping blind and partially sighted people achieve their career goals. Before joining TPT he worked in television for channel 4, IMG media and MTV Europe.  He also spent time working in the recruitment industry and has seen first-hand how competitive the labour market is.  He knows what makes a good and bad candidate for recruiters and what can give people the competitive edge when applying for roles.