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Coronavirus Update

Updated 10/06/21

We continue to provide support to people who are profoundly deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, visually impaired, have a physical disability or long term health condition wishing to access Education, Employment & Training. 

We are gradually reopening our Deaf Cultural Centre (DCC) and are now able to offer face-to-face support once again. However, this is on an appointment only basis and you must book an appointment with a member of our Employment Team first. This is so that we can manage the number of people within the DCC and ensure the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers. We also continue to offer support remotely for example via video call and we will work with you to identify the most  appropriate ways to meet your needs.

Employment

Whilst some sectors are still closed, there are still employment opportunities in other sectors with many urgent employment opportunities including:

Retail – Supermarkets are looking to recruit thousands to help ensure food is reaching people

Care – there are many people that require urgent care

Fruit pickers

Hospitality

We can support you to access these opportunities.

Also, for those affected by the Coronavirus, who may have been made redundant, we can support you to access employment in a new sector until things return to normal.

Contact us

If you are an existing client accessing the Employment service, please contact your coach directly using their mobile or email address.

If you are a new client or have a query about the service, we are here to help so please get in touch using the details below. 

Telephone us, text or FaceTime 07702 532824 (during office hours)
Email us at employment@bid.org.uk


Employment Service

Many people with a disability need support to help them look for a job or to access employment and education opportunities, so our service has been specifically designed to meet their needs. As well, employers can lack confidence in employing people with a disability, with many not aware of the Government's Access to Work scheme, which can help meet the cost of reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

Our Employment service supports those who are profoundly deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, visually impaired, have a physical disability or long term health condition who are looking for a job, or want to move into education or training. We can deliver the training in different ways including British Sign Language.

Looking for a job or to access education or training
If you are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, the employment team can provide you with support to access further education, employment and training.

We offer a full employment support service through one to one appointments or group activities and training:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Support with accessing further education, training or volunteer opportunities
  • Career Planning
    Completing a CV and application forms
  • Confidence building
  • Job search and job club
  • Interview preparation
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Improving your English, writing, IT and Math skills
  • British Sign Language (BSL) for international learners

PURE Project
If you are profoundly deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, visually impaired, have a physical disability or long term health condition, we are also able to support through the PURE element of our Employment Service. BID Services is delivering PURE in partnership with Birmingham City Council. BID's PURE Employment Service provides specialist employment, education or training support for Birmingham residents who are over the age of 29 who are not currently in education, employment or training.

For more information or support, please contact us.

Email: employment@bid.org.uk
Mobile: 07702 532824

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