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Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) - Employability Programme

52 – 58 Arcola Street,
E8 2DJ
Telephone: 0203 198 0225


Gah! The future. What happens next?!  It can be a pretty scary thought. But the free RSBC employability programme can help you get the skills that could make your dream job a reality.

We know that looking for work can be a daunting prospect, where do you start?!  Luckily our free employability course will prepare you for what to expect from the job hunting process and beyond, and give you the skills you need to succeed. From CV writing and technology skills right through to mock interviews, work experience and meeting potential employers, our programme will guide you through the skills you’ll need to feel job ready and confident to succeed independently in the workplace.


What you’ll learn throughout the programme

During the programme you’ll attend weekly workshops and one to one sessions, completing up to 8 topics each focusing on employability skills and aspects of job readiness:

  • Job search techniques
  • Interview skills
  • Using assistive technology

To find out more about these topics please phone or email us and a member of the team will be in touch. 

Record Last Updated on: 14/05/2018

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What qualifications do staff/volunteers need to deliver your service:

No official qualifications but all staff and volunteers are DBS checked.

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Each month you will take part in: Our network forum (group activities with other young people on the programme) / Interactive workshops / Regular one to one sessions with your own support worker. These are usually run on weekday afternoons.

Other Details


The RSBC Employability Programme is free of charge

Who is eligible?

Any blind or partially sighted young person aged between 18-25 is eligible to attend our groups. 

Referral required?


Additional Information

Is your organisation a registered charity? Yes

If yes, what is the registered charity number? 307892

What to do if you have a complaint

As a first point of contact please email:

A member of our team will give you a call to discuss any concerns further.

Alternatively you can give us a call on: 020 3198 0225

How to Get Here

Local Bus Numbers: 67, 76, 149, 243, 38,

Tube: Dalston Junction

Train: Dalston Kingsland

Disabled parking: We are unable to offer any parking

Can you provide any transport to or from your service? 

If needed someone will be available to meet you from local transport links.

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