Mid-Life Career Review

Over the last two years, nearly 3,000 people aged 45-64 have benefitted from the Government-supported pilot. Reviews were delivered by 17 partners including the National Careers Service Prime Contractors, voluntary organisations, learning providers, Unionlearn, Workplace Learning Advocates and Community Learning Champions. They covered employment, training, financial planning and health issues, particularly focussed on people out of work, facing redundancy, or wanting to adapt to a new way of working.

More than 8 in 10 people felt their self-confidence and belief in their skills and experience we boosted, along with other positive outcomes. As a result:

• 1 in 3 took action as a direct result of their review;
• 1 in 5 found work after being unemployed;
• 1 in 3 felt motivated to find work, change career, or take up learning; and
• almost half felt they knew more about possible work or career opportunities.