Welcome to the Career Review support and resources library, where you’ll find a range of useful materials including the research from our pilot programme. These resources are designed for providers and researchers to support your own Career Review projects.

If you have any resources, research reports or websites you'd like us to include in our library, then please get in touch via our 'contact us' page.

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Citizens Advice – Self-Employment Checklist

A useful checklist for those considering self-employment.



Provides information and advice on understanding annuity, managing money, and writing a will.


Mind Tools

This site has hundreds of tools to help individual manage and develop their careers. You can use many of these free of charge or you can pay for membership.


Mary Ward Centre

This is the resource website for the Mary Ward Centre for community and adult learning, a partner in the Mid-life Career Review project. The site provides links to general websites and resources, but specifically about careers in the visual arts and crafts sector.



The unionlearn website has a Supporting Learners area with dedicated pages about Supporting Midlife Development. This links to a comprehensive resource base located on the Climbing Frame website.


Workplace Learning Advocates

The WLA approach is an initiative for employees, led by employees. WLAs work in non-unionised workplaces and support colleagues to take up learning opportunities. Resources for Career Reviews are included on their website.


Higher Learning at Work

Higher Learning at Work is a Unionlearn website with information about different types of higher learning suitable for the workplace.


NHS Careers

This is part of the NHS Careers website and outlines career possibilities for all ages. It links to the NHS Jobs website.


The Unionlearn Climbing Frame

This site includes an action planning tool and links to publications and other websites. The themes include Supporting Mid-life Development, and Personal Development and Career Planning. Registration is free, and users do not have to be union reps. It is also available as a mobile app.



This website provides access to a range of careers and job-seeking resources used by the National Careers Service in the South West during the Midlife Career Review Project. All resources can be adapted and used freely.