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Opportunity focus – See Work Differently

See Work Differently is RNIB’s employment initiative for blind and partially sighted people to secure that first rung on the career ladder or who are returning to work following a career break. The first of these opportunities is now live. Please see their information below and follow the link at the bottom of the page for all the information and details of how to apply on the RNIB website. Seeing Work Differently placement scheme x3 Salary: National living wage Contract type: 9 weeks fixed term paid work experience Hours: Two days per week RNIB is proud to announce [...]

By |June 10, 2022|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Opportunities, Volunteering|Tags: |0 Comments

Opportunity focus – VICTA and CNIB Foundation Virtual Programme Opportunity

The CNIB Foundation has teamed up with VICTA to offer places on two of their virtual Learning Academy programmes this summer. This is a great opportunity for UK teenagers with a vision impairment to meet Canadian vision impaired teenagers on a virtual platform. The two programmes are the ‘Junior Explorers’ programme for Canadian grades 7-8 (12-14 years old) and the ‘Young Achievers’ programme for Canadian grades 9-10 (14-16 years old). There are two places available for VICTA UK students on each programme. CNIB Learning Academy ‘Junior Explorers’ (12-14 years old) Weekdays from July 4  to  July [...]

By |May 16, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Employability, Life skills, Opportunities, Stand out|Tags: |0 Comments

Opportunity focus – The National Saturday Club

Have you heard of the National Saturday Club? Whatever your interests this unique club offers incredible opportunities across the country, what better way to start your weekend? Here's what the National Saturday Club have to say about taking  part... "Young people across the country are spending Saturday mornings at their local university, college or museum discovering subjects they love. Saturday Clubs are open to 13–16-year-olds of all abilities and are free to attend. Joining the National Saturday Club is a unique opportunity to learn new skills, discover talents, meet new people, and find out more about further [...]

By |April 29, 2022|Categories: 14 to 17, Employability, Life skills, Opportunities, Stand out|Tags: |0 Comments

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, the perfect reminder to look after your wellbeing. The Stress Management Society has put together lots of useful resources to help you. See how many of their stress management activities you can tick off, they have 30 in total! Grow your own food Keep hydrated Go for a walk Have a digital detox Discover the full list here > They have also put together a document sharing helpful tips to support your stress awareness. View the document here > Explore the Student Portal for extra support and guidance Our wellbeing pages share [...]

By |April 20, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus|Tags: |0 Comments

New opportunity – Get Set Progress – TPT Internship Programme

Get Set Progress provides paid internships for blind and partially sighted people to secure that first rung on the career ladder or who are returning to work following a career break. Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has run a programme of paid internships since 2015 with 85% of interns going on to gain paid employment within six months. In March 2022 TPT extended the programme to five other sight loss charities. Partner organisations in the programme are British Blind Sport, My Sight Nottinghamshire, MySight York, Oxfordshire Association for the Blind and Sight Support West of England. These [...]

By |March 29, 2022|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Life skills, Opportunities, Stand out|Tags: |0 Comments
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