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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Fab after Fifty

Provides information on volunteering overseas.


Voluntary Service Overseas

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), are actively looking for people of all ages with skills or professions that are needed in the developing world.



CSV is a volunteering and learning charity that provides information for older volunteers



This is a comprehensive website for people over 50, with a section on work and learning.


The University of the Third Age

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities. The U3A approach to learning is – learning for pleasure. There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained. Tutors are volunteers.



This website is maintained by TAEN and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and is very useful for advisers or for others supporting people who are looking to find work or to progress at work. The first link takes you to a page about age discrimination, and the second to a comprehensive resource base including reports, articles and links to websites. It is still possible to link through this site to the excellent but now outdated Advice-Resources Guide.


The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service is free to all adults, via a freephone telephone service 0800 100 900, by email or other web-based activities, or face to face at local offices. The website includes a Skills Health Check, a CV Builder and 750 Job Profiles. The NCS regional teams, and staff from the telephone channel, were partners in the Mid-life Career Review Project and tested a range of models.