Fuller Working Lives Toolkit

Retain, Retrain and, Recruit the talent of the region’s older workforce

What is Fuller Working Lives?

Employers must draw on the skills of older workers to avoid significant losses of labour and skills by 2022 when it is expected that one in three of the working age population will be 50 and over. To address this, the Department for Work and Pensions has launched Fuller Working Lives: A Partnership Approach, a national strategy aiming to help employers Retain, Retrain and Recruit people aged 50 and over.

Our toolkit, developed in partnership with the Education Development Trust, has been designed to help your business remove the barriers which can prevent older people from staying in the workplace and attract those seeking a career change, whether upskilling or a change in direction. From understanding and implementing flexible working practices, to preventing discrimination in the recruitment process, creating support for working carers' programmes and providing worthwhile training opportunities, we’re here to help you develop a multi-generational workforce and a brighter future for all.

Scroll through our resources below to find a Fuller Working Lives support provider or learn more on the issue by attending one of our informative employer workshops.

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