In conversation with Jesse Dufton

Jesse Dufton, the first blind climber to lead climb the 449ft pinnacle of rock ‘Old Man of Hoy’, chatted to our Senior Employment Manager, Martin Sigsworth, about his career and how his climber’s perspective has helped him achieve his goals.

Jesse recently starred in the film Climbing Blind. Directed and produced by filmmaker Alastair Lee, this award-winning documentary shows Jesse’s epic ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. The film is still available on iPlayer and there is also an audio described version.

When Jesse is not climbing (or training for climbing) he is working as a Patent Engineer for Intelligent Energy.

Martin chatted to Jesse to understand his career journey, what challenges and obstacles he has had to overcome and what advice he has for blind and partially sighted people looking to get on or progress their careers.

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The website mentioned in the session that helps you learn to code by building projects is www.freecodecamp.org

Read more about Jesse in our case study.

Check out other Employment webinars we have hosted at TPT.

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