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We're working to help people with sight loss overcome the barriers they sometimes face when looking for work: if you're looking for work, this section can provide information and advice to help.

Starting a job search can be a daunting task. There are a bewildering number of job roles in the labour market and sometimes it can be hard to know what you could and should be applying for. It is worth remembering that you are protected under the Equality Act 2010, which applies to the whole of the recruitment process. Employers have a duty to anticipate your requirements at every stage, from accessing vacancies, filling out application forms, to interview tests.

The most important thing to remember in your job search is that there is support available to help you from organisations like RNIB and Jobcentre Plus.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain skills, get a nationally recognised qualification and earn money at the same time. For National Apprenticeship Week 2021 RNIB Employment advisor Heather Barbara talked to one young man with sight loss about how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds.

Read his apprenticeship story here

 

Further information

We have also produced a series of detailed factsheets about looking for work, covering all of the topics contained in this section in more detail: