At the Learning and Work Institute, we’ve always been committed to engaging learning and supporting people through life transitions. We know the difference that high quality careers information and advice can make to a person’s employability and life chances.
So we were delighted when the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills asked us (or the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education as we were then) to develop and pilot a programme to offer career and life reviews for people aged between 45 and 64.
From January 2013 to March 2015 we worked with 17 partner agencies across England to provide reviews to 3,000 people.
Our pilot tested several different Career Review models, from face-to-face individual and group reviews, to phone and online reviews, covering topics such as employment, training, caring and health.