If you're looking for work, thinking about returning to work or want to change your career, you can get professional help that is specifically for over 50s
Learning through work
Learning at work, either through studying for a qualification or taking specific training, is a great way to fit learning into your life. If you're already in work, your employer might be able to help; if you want to get back into work, you can try a work-based learning programme.
Helping you into work
At different times in your life you may need extra advice and support to help you into work. Whether you are a lone parent, disabled, leaving school or college, over 50, or simply out of work, there's practical help available.
The right careers advice can set you on the way to the job that's right for you. There's plenty of information available, whether you're unsure about the career to choose, thinking of a change, or if you have a particular career in mind and want to know how to achieve your goals.
Benefits and help when going back to work
If you return to work after being on benefit, some of your benefits will stop automatically straight away. Some will carry on for a short while after you start work to tide you over. You may be able to get other benefits once you're working.
Working Tax Credit
If you work but are on a low income you may be able to get Working Tax Credit. You also may be able to get extra money if you're aged over 50 and have recently returned to work after being on a benefit.
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