SMEs can get support with helping older employees access a new, online ‘Midlife MOT’. The Midlife MOT helps people plan for their futures and get the most from their careers, by taking stock of their skills, health and money using a simple online assessment.
The initiative is led by the Department for Work and Pensions, working with the National Careers Service, Public Health England and the Money and Pensions Service, giving a holistic approach that brings different areas of people’s lives and wellbeing together.
Support for North East SMEs
To make sure that as many people as possible in the North East can benefit from this, the North East LEP is partnering with Good Things Foundation, the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity, to help SMEs and their employees use the Midlife MOT to plan for their futures.
People will receive support to complete their Midlife MOT, including support with digital skills and access to a network of online learning centres.
What are the benefits of the Midlife MOT?
- People will benefit from being able to easily access the right advice and information to better take care of their health, plan their finances and achieve their ambitions in the workplace.
- Helping employees to build on their digital knowledge at the same time as learning about the best ways to support them to stay in work, means SMEs will be in a position to get the best from their team, whatever their age.
- By looking at the areas of health, money and skills together, businesses will learn how to help their most experienced employees achieve their full potential for longer, and open up conversations around their plans for work in the future.
If you would like support to help your employees benefit from the Midlife MOT, get in touch.Find out more