ScottishPower Foundation

The ScottishPower Foundation have funded over 200 job seekers workshops aimed at helping blind and partially sighted people get the careers they deserve.

The workshops will help blind and partially sighted people develop the skills they need to gain or retain long term employment.

The 27 workshops across Scotland and England provide training and support in:

  • Preparing CVs and cover letters
  • Help with job application forms
  • Support with job searching
  • Guidance on when and how to disclose sight loss to an employer
  • Interview technique advice

 

We’re delighted to be funding these life-changing courses.  ScottishPower Foundation is committed to removing barriers to employment. Sight loss shouldn’t prevent anyone from gaining or retaining meaningful work and advancing in careers.

Ann Loughrey, Trustee and Executive Officer, ScottishPower Foundation 

What this means for blind and partially sighted people

David Newbold, from RNIB and Action for Blind People, explains: “Finding work can be challenging for everyone, but if you experience sight loss, there are additional obstacles to overcome. With the funding from ScottishPower Foundation, we’ll help participants discover how they can adjust and adapt to losing their sight, allowing them to either continue working in the same field, or supporting them in deciding on a new career path. For some people, they may know exactly what they want to do, but just need help with accessing and applying for vacancies."

ScottishPower foundation on Insight radio

ScottishPower Foundation told Insight radio all about their pre employment programme that is helping blind and partially sighted people in to work.

Listen to the interview on Insight radio

 

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Right now we can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most. Please make a donation and help us support more blind and partially sighted people.

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