New resource to ensure successful Mid-life Career Reviews

1 October 2014

A wide range of resources from the Mid-life Career Review project are now available to help practitioners and providers offering career reviews to people in mid-life.

Launched today, on International Day of Older Persons, these comprehensive resources can be easily used and adapted to suit each situation and the individual undergoing a review, covering issues including planning, retirement, health, caring and employment.

Jane Watts, NIACE lead officer for the Mid-life Career Review, said:

“The Mid-life Career Review pilot programme was extremely successful. From it we have collated a wide-range of resources from a host of different organisations and sources, including many of the lessons we have learnt. As it moves into its next phase, these resources will be invaluable for the providers who will be delivering careers advice to people in mid-life.

“Our society is ageing. People will have to work for longer for many reasons. However, many people want to stay in work beyond traditional retirement ages. Mid-life Career Reviews will not only help people make the right, informed choices, but will also help to fill skills gaps and skills shortages and provide valuable experience in workplaces across the country. The resources that we have made available today will play a vital role in ensuring prosperity for our economy and society.”

The full findings of the Mid-life Career Review pilot programme will be presented at a free conference in London on 14 October. Guest speakers include the Government’s Older Workers Business Champion, Dr Ros Altman CBE, and the Head of Fuller Working Lives at the Department for Work and Pensions, Lis Robinson.