Project Description

Careers Day
  • When: 5 March 2020 (option for overnight stay on 4 March available)

  • Timings: (Arrive 5pm Wednesday 4 March for overnight stay), Thursday 5 March 9am to 4pm 

  • Who: 18 to 29 years

  • Location: National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes

  • Cost: £5 per person, includes lunch. (Additional £15 if staying the night before based on sharing twin rooms, includes breakfast. Dinner on 4 March is at your own cost.)

  • Closing Date: Friday 21 February 2020

The VICTA Careers Day is the ideal activity for anyone looking to enter the world of work for the first time or finding it a challenge to re-enter.

Over the course of the day on Thursday 5 March, you will take part in a day full of discussions and interactive sessions that will focus on getting the most out of your personal skill-sets and experiences.

The sessions will focus on topics such as CV and cover letter writing, interview technique and accessibility/disclosure of vision impairment. You will also complete a skills audit, a useful tool to help with job applications.

There will also be the opportunity to openly discuss your CV with a graduate employment specialist on the day, and will have the opportunity to access follow up support after the Careers Day has finished.

Ultimately, whatever grades you achieve, you will most likely be competing against others who have similar academic qualifications. Therefore, it’s your employability – the unique mix of skills, abilities and personal qualities you possess – that will make you stand out from the crowd.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain professional advice in a relaxed environment among peers.

If you would like to arrive the night before, you can select the option to stay for an additional £15 (based on a shared twin room). Arrival on Wednesday evening will be at 5pm and will give you the opportunity to meet the rest of the group.

If you have any questions, please contact or call the Activities Team on 01908 240 831 and we will be happy to help.

Why apply?

  • A great opportunity to meet other young adults with a vision impairment facing challenges entering the workplace
  • Have open discussions about the career challenges of yourself and others
  • Discover what an employer looks for in potential employees
  • Understand how to make a great ‘first impression’
  • Meet employment professionals and access advice post-Careers Day

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
  • At least 18 on 4 March 2020
  • Aged 29 or under on 5 March 2020
  • Willing and physically able to take part in interactive sessions
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Able to independently take medication (if applicable)

If you would like to join us on this activity, please apply via the form below:

Apply for the 18+ Careers Day

Note for applicants completing this form

After completion, if you have successfully submitted the form, you should receive a successful submission message. If you do not it may be because you have not completed a required field. After your form has successfully gone through you will also receive notification via email. If you do not receive an email please contact the office on 01908 240 831 as there may have been a problem with your application.

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Please indicate your level of independence in the following areas by selecting your response and giving details if the assistance is required.

In order to ensure that activities are adequately staffed we need full and accurate information about all participants. Please note we reserve the right to refuse admission to the activity or ask a participant to leave the activity if the information given proves inaccurate or the conduct of the participant reaches an unacceptable level.

General information

The overall theme of this activity is about having fun, but we would like you to gain confidence and develop life skills through a programme of leisure, cultural and social activities. To help us plan our activities and staffing levels please describe your ability in the following areas:

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Declaration, privacy and consent

To be signed by the applicant or a responsible person. This form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA should any of the information in this form change.

a. I agree to take part in VICTA's activity and have read all the information sent to me.

b. I acknowledge the need to behave responsibly at all times during the activity.

c. I confirm that this form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA's organisers should any information contained on the form or personal circumstances change.

d. In the event of an emergency/accident, I consent to emergency medical treatment, which may include the use of anaesthetics.

By signing this form you consent to VICTA using the information supplied for the purpose of administering the named event. All the information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and made available only to those staff working with the participant. We may need to share your details with third party suppliers in relation to this activity. Contact information will be retained and used for marketing of other relevant services.

I give consent for VICTA to carry out the following in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to store my personal information on VICTA's database and/or any other suitable system.

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