This page contains information about what the Trainee Grade Scheme is, the types of opportunities available, the benefits of the scheme, and how to apply.
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The Trainee Grade Scheme (TGS) offers paid work experience to unemployed blind and partially sighted people.
Each placement lasts for 50 weeks, or until alternative employment is secured, whichever occurs sooner.
The scheme offers full time or part time (as advertised) opportunities in a range of work areas in different departments within RNIB and Action for Blind People, including:
The salary offered will fall within RNIB and Action for Blind People's existing pay scales.
TGS vacancies are advertised in RNIB's job section.
Did you know that you could work and still claim benefits? Subject to individual circumstances and the rules in operation at the time of application. Please speak to your local Disability Employment Adviser at your local Jobcentre or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 for more details.
To apply for a TGS post you must be:
For more information about any aspect of the Trainee Grade Scheme please contact Stephen Portlock on 020 7391 2038 or email [email protected]
You may also be interested in our Extending the Reach programme, which works to place unemployed blind and partially sighted people with work experience opportunities at a range of employers.
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