Publised date : 23 Oct 2015

John Swinney MSP showed his support for Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s new Moving On service which is available to support for young deaf people in Scotland to fulfil their training or employment aspirations. Moving On, which is funded by The Big Lottery Fund Scotland, supports young deaf or hard of hearing people aged 16-25 into employment, training, education and volunteering opportunities.

The charity’s Employment Advisers, who sign to a high level of British Sign Language, provide specialist support to build the confidence of clients as well as giving practical advice about preparing CVs, interview training and ensuring that potential employers know how to book BSL / English interpreters or other communication support for job interviews. Moving On also provides information to help employers to meet their legal responsibilities to be accessible for job-seekers who are deaf or have hearing loss.

John Swinney MSP said:

“Young people who are deaf or have hearing loss often face barriers when seeking life-changing employment or training opportunities, and Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Moving On service can play a vital role in supporting them to progress towards reaching their full potential.

“I urge employers across Perthshire to contact Moving On to find out how they can make their recruitment processes accessible and ensure that talented local young deaf or hard of hearing people have the chance to progress in their preferred careers.”

For information about Moving On, email: or visit

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