Are you or someone you know looking to restart or kick start a career despite a visual impairment? Our course, based at our Head Office in Stanmore, and our centre in Ealing is designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to succeed in searching for a job and landing that interview.
Over four weeks, you’ll learn face to face from experienced trainers and industry experts in a supportive and accessible environment. We’ll cover topics such as job search strategies, CV writing, interview skills, assistive technology , and how to handle change and transition.
After you have completed the course, you will have access to mentoring and coaching from experienced professionals who will guide you through the job search process and help you develop your career path. Our goal is to help you achieve your career goals and facilitate an equal level playing field in the job application process.
But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what some of our previous participants have said:
“I feel so much more confident about my job prospects now.” – Nada, 48
“The trainers were fantastic and really went the extra mile to make sure everyone understood.” – Alexis, 22
“I never thought I could work in this field, but now I’m excited to apply for jobs!” – Richard, 61
MAB’s Employment Service understands that every person with a visual impairment is different. As a result, we have fluid processes in place, doing training differently. Our candidates go through a journey of self-acceptance, self-discovery, learning and a clear vision to employment. A benchmark for the sector, enabling people with a visual impairment with the skills and confidence to enter the work arena, for the jobs they want and not what others think they can do because of their visual impairment.
To register your interest or find out more, contact us today: EmploymentService@aftb.org.uk or 020 8423 5141
Q: What does the Employment Service cost me?
A: The course is FREE for eligible participants.
Q: How long is the course?
A: Our Clear Vision to Employment Course, brought to you by Middlesex Association for Blind’ s Employment Service, is a free 2-day-a-week for 4 weeks’ course designed specifically for individuals with visual impairments, and it incorporates various modules to guide you through the process of finding employment.
So if you’re an adult sensory team member, ECLO, GP, DWP, Jobcentre Plus staff, or council adult services representative in the London Boroughs of Ealing, Brent, Enfield, Hounslow, Richmond, Hillingdon, Haringey, Barnet, or Harrow, or someone with a visual impairment in these areas, don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Q: Will I have the right tools to get through this course?
A: Yes, we have the latest assistive technology software that aids you in having a clear vision to employment, and our course facilitators are there to guide you through every step of the way.
Q: Will I get a job after this course?
A: We will only open the door, but you will have to walk through it. However, we at MAB Employment Service will be on hand to guide you and help you achieve that goal, making sure you are well prepared and fully equipped with the knowledge to get that dream career or job.
A CLEAR VISION TO EMPLOYMENT COURSE DATES 2023
Please note all courses start at 10am and end at 3.30pm
Monday 13th February – Tuesday 14th February
Monday 20th February -Tuesday 21st February
Monday 27st February – Tuesday 28th February
Monday 6th March – Tuesday 7th March
Monday 13th March – Tuesday 14th March
Monday 20th March – Tuesday 21th March
Tuesday 4th April – Wednesday 5th April
Tuesday 11th April – Wednesday 12th April
Monday 17th April – Tuesday 18th April
Tuesday 25th April – Wednesday 26th April
Tuesday 2nd May – Wednesday 3rd May
Tuesday 9th May – Wednesday 10th May
Tuesday 6th June – Wednesday 7th June
Monday 12th June – Tuesday 13th June
Tuesday 20th June – Wednesday 21st June
Tuesday 27th June – Wednesday 28th June
Monday 10th July – Tuesday 11th July
Monday 17th July -Tuesday 18th July
Monday 24th July – Tuesday 25 July
Monday 31st July – Tuesday 1st August
Tuesday 22nd August – Wednesday 23rd August
Tuesday 29th August – Wednesday 30th August
Tuesday 5th September – Wednesday 6th September
Tuesday 12th September-Wednesday 13th September
Monday 18th September – Tuesday 19th September
Monday 25th September – Tuesday 26th September
Monday 2nd October – Tuesday 3rd October
Monday 9th October – Tuesday 10th October
Monday 23rd October – Tuesday 24th October
Monday 30th October – Tuesday 31st October
Wednesday 8th November – Thursday 9th November
Wednesday 22nd November – Thursday 23rd November
Monday 20th November – Tuesday 21st November
Monday 27th November – Tuesday 28th November
Tuesday 5th December – Wednesday 6th December
Monday 11th December – Tuesday 12th December
Our Employment Service brochures are available to download here:
- CVEC Flyer
- CVEC Poster
- MAB Employment Service Press Release
- Employment Service Brochure final
- Press Release Audio Version
MIDDLESEX ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND BENEFIT INFORMATION SERVICE
We understand that navigating the UK disability benefit system can be challenging and overwhelming, which is why we’re here to help. Our goal is to provide you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your disability benefits.
Whether you’re applying for disability benefits for the first time, or you’re in the process of appealing a decision, our Employment Service officer is highly experienced in welfare benefits. We can help you understand the eligibility criteria for different types of disability benefits, explain the application process, and help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim.
To get started, please call us on 020 8423 5141, leave your name and telephone number and our Employment Service Officer will be in touch with you shortly. He will ask you a few questions about your situation and help you determine which disability benefits you may be eligible for. He will also explain the next steps in the application process and answer any questions you may have.
If you’re in the process of appealing a decision, he can help you understand the reasons for the decision and guide you on the best course of action. He can help you prepare for your appeal hearing and provide you with guidance presenting your case.
Our disability benefit information service is completely confidential and free of charge. We’re committed to providing you with the support you need to successfully navigate the disability benefit system and get the benefits you’re entitled to.