Need to start working again

Mr_tj Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I just need some advice on getting back into work. About 5 years ago I was involved in a serious accident that has left me wheelchair bound, an for a very long time I've been through pain and suffering. Now I'm at a state that I think I can get back into work. But the problem I have with my CV is that I have not worked for 5 years and I'm not sure how to include that into my CV.

I also need some advice on what kind of jobs I should be applying for, as I'm still in a wheelchair and I really want to work. I used to be a personal trainer, so I can't go back to that field. 

Thank you


  • Ditto
    Ditto Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    Have you tried going on a course, college or online, to retrain?

    Have you tried approaching your local health centre to see if they have a position for you? With your previous job as a personal trainer you could do admin (doing the personal fitness plans etc) or some other role which you have knowledge of and you would be seen as a positive role model for other people with disabilities who visit the health centre. 
  • Mwila_Scope
    Mwila_Scope Scope Posts: 52 Empowering
    Hi @Mr_tj
    Hope you're well. How are you getting on with your quest of getting back to work?
    if you are still looking for work and require some support, Scope have a brand new employment service which you might find useful.
    Support to work provides employment support to disabled seeking work. our experienced employment advisers will help assess your employability skills and needs, and also help with CV's and interview techniques. 

    If you would like to find out more and register for the service, you can do so on the following link; 
    alternatively you can give us a call on; 0300 222 5742 or email 
    Kind regards,