Work and careers
Whether you’re already working, looking for a job or trying to understand your options so you can plan for the future this content is for you.
There are answers to deaf young people’s questions about work, including your rights in work and practical guidance about getting support and what adjustments employers can make.
Work experience gives you the chance to develop confidence, improve your skills, make contacts and plan for the future.
How do I find a job?
Whether you want to earn a bit of extra money while you study or are ready for a career, it can be difficult to know where to begin when looking for a job.
Deaf-specific careers advice
Deaf people can do almost any job they choose, particularly when the right support and adjustments have been put in place.
What are my rights at work?
Employers must not treat you unfairly because you are deaf and they must make reasonable adjustments to support you to work.
How do I communicate at work?
It is normal to feel nervous about starting a new job. For a deaf person this can include worries about how you will communicate with colleagues.