Work and employment

Here you will find information to help you get a new job, retain your current one and learn about successfully employed people with sight loss.

It you are an employer or someone who works with blind or partially sighted people you may be more interested in our Employing a blind or partially sighted person or Employment professionals sections.

Preparing for employment

Do you want to know more about how we can help you to find work? Visit our preparing for employment page to watch two short videos which show how we support people into work.

Looking for work

Information on looking for work for blind and partially sighted job seekers including choosing a career and finding vacancies, writing a CV, completing application forms, interview skills and details of where you can get further support to help with your job search.

Staying in work

If you have recently experienced a change in your sight, a change in your working environment or a change of job you may need help and support to stay in work. This section includes an introduction to assistive technology, advice on using a support worker and details of where you can get further support.

Self employment

Information on self employment including starting your own business and becoming self-employed, including details of where you can get further support.

Practical support

Our practical support section provides information about government support, such as the Access to Work scheme, as well as work placements, training and mentoring opportunities.

Employment factsheets

Our series of employment factsheets cover a range of topics to help you find or remain in work.

Your rights in employment

You can find out all about your rights in employment situations by visiting our Equality Act section.

News about employment

Visit our news about employment section and stay up to date with the latest news and resources to help you find and retain work.

Success stories

Read about success stories of blind and partially sighted people in employment.

Donate now

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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