Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Tuesday, 5 March 2024

New partnership to link visually impaired jobseekers with roles

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has launched a unique partnership with a major recruitment consultancy, Michael Page, to help match live vacancies with blind and partially sighted jobseekers.

The national charity, which supports blind and partially sighted people wanting to start, restart or progress their careers, will refer clients on its ‘Works For Me’ employment programme to the recruiter. The team at Michael Page will then work with the candidates to match them to available roles.

Jeff Page, Head of Employment at TPT, said:

“We support blind and partially sighted jobseekers to get into or return to work – offering professional advice on how to best showcase skills and abilities throughout the application process.

“This partnership will create a direct link for those that we support to the job market and signpost them to live opportunities that fit their skillsets.”

Ollie Thorn, a Senior Manager in Michael Page’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Client Solutions team, said:

“We contacted TPT as we were interested in meeting people struggling to get into work. We are passionate about helping people into work and want to ensure job opportunities are open for people with sight loss.

“Our team is made up of people who have a whole range of backgrounds, including disability, so we understand the challenges people face when getting into employment. This lived experience means we will work hard to support everyone we work with into a great career.”

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