Category: Over 50’s careers

A new government strategy encourages the over 50s to reap the benefits of work, including a second career.

2017-03-20 17:58:56

A new strategy is calling on employers to boost the number of older workers and ensure they are not writing people off once they reach a certain age, helping to build a country that works for everyone. It’s estimated that by mid-2030s people aged 50 and over will comprise more than half of the UK adult population. The government is encouraging people to take full advantage of the opportunities that work can bring, including seeking out a new career if...Read more

New research shows nearly half of workers would stay in their work- if offered improved flexibility by their employers in later life

2016-12-22 18:56:16

New research shows nearly half of workers would stay in their work- if offered improved flexibility by their employers in later life. An interesting fact that 47% per cent of (older) workers responding to the latest British Social Attitudes Survey (BSAS) indicated they would happily work longer before retiring providing their employer were to offer more flexible hours. This would mean older workers keep their skills up to date, continue to earn an income and free up some time to...Read more

65 plus age group employment rates are at their highest levels since 1984

2016-07-30 19:46:00

65 plus age group employment rates are at their highest levels since 1984 According the latest statistics issued by DWP (Department for Work & Pensions) the over 65s have never been working longer. The report issued last week cites ‘In 2015, there were over 1.1million individuals aged 65+ employed – an employment rate of 10.2% which is more than double the rate in 2001 (4.9%)’. Putting these recent trends in employment into context we should perhaps consider the increases in...Read more

Improving your CV after 50

2016-02-18 13:37:36

Improving your CV after 50 When searching for new work or changing career the CV is usually our first point of call, whether it requires up-dating, editing or a complete re write a firm foundation is: Updating your CV (curriculum vitae) when you've been working or out of work for a long time may feel daunting. But you will need to write a successful CV to make a good first impression on potential employers. Creating a new CV Use your...Read more

Over 50 per cent of workers aged 55 plus plan to keep working

Over 50 per cent of workers aged 55 plus planning to work beyond the state pension age, and the encouraging news is the economy needs older workers. From a report published by the CIPD It is predicted that UK employers will need to fill an estimated 13.5 million job vacancies in the next ten years, but only 7 million young people will leave school and college over this period. Migration alone will not fill this gap - it is important...Read more

Latest statistics shows working age women age 50 to 64 are more likely to be in employment than at any time in the past 30 years

2015-11-19 12:19:32

Latest statistics shows working age women age 50 to 64 are more likely to be in employment than at any time in the past 30 years. Pensions Minister Baroness Altmann has hailed the role of Britain’s older workers in the country’s economic recovery, as new figures show increasing numbers in employment. Statistics released today show that working age women (aged 50 to 64) are more likely to be in employment than at any time in the past 30 years, with...Read more

Almost 50% of unemployed over-50s want to work – however a third believe their age stopping them back from being hired

Almost 50% of unemployed over-50s want to work – however a third believes their age stopping them back from being hired according to a study by Barclays Apprenticeships. As reported in the Daily Mail over half felt they had no choice in having to leave their previous employment, with approximately 20% being unemployed owing to injury or poor health. Interestingly almost 50% in the report would like to return to the workforce. Others in the survey cited redundancy or caring...Read more

easyJet initiative to increase recruitment of female pilots

2015-10-16 10:21:20

easyJet launches new initiative to increase recruitment of female pilots Europe’s leading airline, has launched a new initiative to increase the proportion of new entrant easyJet pilots who are female, part of a new strategy to encourage the development of female pilots at all ranks and positions and will widen the pipeline of women who enter our pilot community. Just over 5% of easyJet's 2,500 pilots are female - in line with the industry as a whole. Currently women make...Read more

The reliables: over 50s workforce saving businesses on sickies

Over 50s take less sick days and pull fewer ‘sickies’ than those aged 20-39* Younger workers also more likely to take more time off than needed when ill - whilst stalwart over 50s hold the fort Report** by Prince of Wales’s charity Business in the Community reveals more than 1 million over 50s have been forced out of work The UK’s older age groups and most experienced workers are also the most reliable when it comes to work, reveals new...Read more

Over-50s making up a third of the UKs workforce

The over-50s make up one third of UK workforce Despite the documented difficulties of finding employment after the age of 50, the statistics from the ONS indicate the over 50s section of the workforce still at work has hit record numbers. Pensions Minister Baroness Altman said: “A social revolution is underway as increasing numbers of over-50s realise they are not ‘old’ and want to keep on working. Almost a third of adults employed during Q1 and Q2 2015 were aged...Read more