Sight Loss Council Communications Apprentice

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Closing date: Sunday 26 November 2023
Location: Home Based
Hours: 36 hours per week
Salary: Based on Living Wage Foundation Rates
Contract: Fixed Term 18 months
Interview date: 5 December 2023

Apprenticeships at Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to delivering positive change blind and partially sighted people.

Our mission is to support blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead.

Our values define everything we do:

Making a difference: The lives of blind and partially sighted people are better because of what we do.

Working in partnership: We work collaboratively together and with all our partners and stakeholders.

Respect: We treat people the way we would like to be treated.

Quality: We set clear goals and high standards and work efficiently and effectively to achieve them.

Participation: We place the participation of blind and partially sighted people at the heart of everything we do.

Thomas Pocklington Trust aims to be a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work; we know this enthusiasm plays a key role in delivering high quality services for blind and partially sighted people, we also recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to achieve our goals.


Thomas Pocklington Trust Apprenticeship Scheme for Blind and Partially Sighted People.


Thomas Pocklington Trust already runs a successful intern program – Get Set Progress for blind and partially sighted people. We are now proud to be able to offer apprenticeships to blind and partially sighted people. Our new apprenticeship scheme offers blind and partially sighted people an opportunity to work, train and gain a qualification.


What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are vocational qualifications. Vocational means that the qualification gives people the right skills and knowledge needed for their chosen career.

They are government registered qualifications that can start at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) through to level 6 and 7 (bachelor’s and master’s degree equivalent).

An apprenticeship at Thomas Pocklington Trust is a way into a successful career in the Sight Loss Sector and beyond. Our apprenticeship programme provides opportunities for people to develop their skills and help us meet our strategic aims.

We are currently offering an apprenticeship in the following business areas:

  • Data Systems
  • Communications


How long can a Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) apprenticeship last?


  • An apprenticeship at TPT can last up to 18 months depending on the qualification level. All our apprentices receive a qualification when they complete their course.
  • Depending on business needs there may be the possibility of going into a permanent role at TPT.

NB you are not guaranteed a permanent role at TPT on completion of your qualification. This is a fixed term contract for 18 months.


What are the benefits of a TPT Apprenticeship for me?

As part of your 18-month apprenticeship, you will gain the following:

  • obtain valuable work experience within the charity sector.
  • on the job training
  • work towards a recognised industry apprentice qualification
  • additional work-based training opportunities not covered by the apprenticeship qualification.
  • time to study for your apprenticeship.
  • a mentor offering support, advice, and guidance throughout
  • help deliver positive changes for people with sight loss.


As part of the apprenticeship programme, you will also be enrolled onto the TPT Employment Programme, where you will gain employment support, guidance and advice from our Employment Team.  Skills obtainable are:


  • CV writing
  • Job searching
  • Cover letter and speculative letter writing
  • Application form writing
  • Interview techniques


As we want to offer opportunities to as many blind and partially sighted job seekers as possible, we cannot accept applications from previous TPT interns.


Current Apprenticeship Roles – Overview of open roles:

These posts both have a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a person who is blind or partially sighted, in line with The Equality Act 2010


  1. Data Systems Coordinator

To support the organisations implementation, delivery and day to day maintenance of the chosen CRM (Salesforce) and supporting systems.

Level 3 Salesforce Administrator Apprenticeship

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  1. SLC Communications Apprenticeship

To support the planning, delivery and upkeep of social media content and activity. To contribute to content creation such as blogs, podcasts and press releases and wider external and internal communications activity across the Sight Loss Councils.

Level 3 Content Creator Apprenticeship

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For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Thomas Pocklington Trust website:

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