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Employment Services

If you’re blind or partially sighted, our Employment service can provide specialist support and advice to help you find work or to stay in your job if your sight deteriorates.

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If you feel your employability skills need a boost or you just want to broaden what you already know, We provide a range of opportunities that will help make that difference.

We offer real life practical advice and support if you are looking for work or want to change your career.

Looking for work?

If you are seeking to gain employment for the first time, or considering a career change due to a change in your sight, we can provide advice and support.

SkillSET RNIB (2023) is a Northern Ireland based pre-employment initiative which offers opportunities if you are seeking to gain employment for the first time or if you’re unable to continue working in your current job due to sight loss.

Contact our NI Employment Team today on [email protected] or call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999.

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Workable NI – Keeping your job

The Workable NI Programme is a Northern Ireland based job retention initiative which aims to support you if you are experiencing difficulties at work as a direct result of your sight loss. The programme acts as an intermediary between you and your employer and primarily focusses on supporting you to remain in your job.


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eLearning programme: Understanding Sight Loss for employers and work colleagues

We've created a free eLearning programme that employers and staff can complete to begin to understand a little more about working with blind or partially sighted colleagues. The course includes information about the impact of sight loss, workplace responsibilities, inclusive recruitment, accessibility and assistive technology. It only takes about an hour to complete and is a great introduction to understanding sight loss.

The eLearning programme was developed by RNIB, and part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund programme, the NI Department for the Economy and NI Department for Communities.