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Employment

We understand the barriers that Deaf people face on their journey into employment and have a dedicated, specialist team who understand how to break down those barriers and achieve sustainable employment.

How do we deliver employment support?

Our specialist employment advisors achieve results by providing personalised employment support which is delivered in the Deaf person’s first language; usually British Sign Language (BSL).

We provide support to a variety of people and organisations, some are listed below:

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People who are unemployed and job ready

 

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Those who are far removed from the workplace

 

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People with multiple and complex support needs

 

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Employers

 

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Volunteers

 

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Training providers

 

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Employees/employers who have workplace difficulties

 

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People who are leaving education

 

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Employment partners

 

Our employability offer includes:

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Career guidance

 

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Job search and CV writing

 

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Personal statements

 

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Interview practice

 

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Apprenticeships and traineeships

 

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Volunteering

 

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Education/Training

 

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Support with Access to Work

 

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Skills for employment

 

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Managing difficulties in the workplace including mediation

 

We actively engage with Government offices, commissioners, partners and job centres. We also work closely with employers providing advice on a variety of topics including how the Government’s Access to Work Scheme can help pay towards the costs of communication support e.g. Sign Language Interpreters, as well as guidance on how to build an accessible workplace.

We firmly believe that by providing holistic support to both the employee and employer, a successful and long term working relationship can be easily achieved.

Did you know that the Royal Association for Deaf people is an approved provider on the Dynamic Purchasing System?

This means that if you need to support a Deaf client, you can call-off our services to support your client’s journey into work.

Want to learn more about our employment services? Get in touch

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