Next Steps Career Event
Friday 3rd June 2016 10:30am – 3.30pm
RNIB/Action, 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
(Opposite Kings Cross/St Pancras stations)
Whether College, University or the World of Work seems a million miles away, or is actually your intended next step, then this is the event for you.
As long as you are aged between 13 and 25 and are looking towards employment as an immediate or future move, and are blind or partially sighted, we would be delighted to have you join us.
Heard of Speed Dating? Our exhibiting employers are offering speed interviewing with a difference. We’ll be running a Career Discovery session that will give you 5 minutes interviewing a professional about their role, the qualifications and experience needed to succeed in their vocation and the best and worst bits about their job. Find out what it is really like to work in Performing Arts, Human Resources, Banking, Administration, Retail, Media, Accountancy and many more jobs you’ve never thought to consider. Our professionals include partially sighted and blind people who can give you that real practical advice to succeed.
If you’re already focused on your career route we can also offer you an informal, yet invaluable Speed Interviewing Session offering exciting networking opportunities, top rate interview practice, and best of all potentially be selected for an amazing Summer Work Placement!
The day will include a buzzing Market Place of exhibitors that can offer advice on accessibility and technology within education and work, schemes such as ‘Access to Work’ and ‘Disabled Student Allowance’ and household name employers such as Shell UK.
We’ve plenty more to help inspire; our own expert Employment Advisors who will be offering 1-2-1 career advice sessions. Please take the opportunity of exploring your ambitions and prospects with somebody who is an expert in employment and visual impairment.
So, Next Steps: All you need to do in order to book your place on this exciting event is contact Alan Whetherly or Darren Paddick at Action for Blind People on:
firstname.lastname@example.org t. 02073912053 or 07568102038
Singing Weekend for Blind and Partially Sighted People
The 2016 Singing Weekend will take place at the Cliffden Hotel in Teignmouth, Devon, from Thursday 19 May to Monday 23 May (four nights).
The first session will be at 10am on the Friday and the final session will end at 12 noon on the Monday.
On Friday to Sunday we will sing from 10am to Noon, and 3.30 to 5.30pm, working on short acapella pieces in three or 4 voices.
Our Music Director is Christine Richman, who has many years experience working with choirs of Vision impaired singers.
The weekend is suitable for beginners and experienced singers, and sighted companions are welcome.
The cost will be £300, including all meals except lunch.
The Cliffden Hotel is at 20 Dawlish Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8TE
telephone 01626 77 00 52
When booking, please mention that you will be on the Singing Weekend.
Further details can be obtained from Mick Marr, email email@example.com, telephone 0207 602 2475.