Looking to refresh your career and start on a new quest to professional fulfilment? Or perhaps you are an employer looking for people who need a new challenge. This is the place for you. Refreshing a Career is a dedicated site focused on understanding your issues, offering you resources, and partnering you with the right people and organisations.

  • Is Refreshing a Career the Website for Me?

    There are many reasons why people may have taken a significant period out of employment. Regardless of what those reasons are, everybody is starting afresh from the same position when looking at potential opportunities for getting back into work. For employers, targeting people who have been out of employment for some time or who are looking to change careers can provide benefits. These include finding job seekers who are eager to learn, keen to progress, and can bring a wealth of transferable skills to your organisation.

    Have you been in the same job for several years and feel like you need a change? You’re not alone. Nearly a quarter of the nation’s workforce will change their job or career in the next 12 months. That is an awful lot of people, so inevitably there is a feeling of trepidation or self-doubt about leaping into such a competitive environment. It can be a daunting prospect, but it needn’t be. Nevertheless, we appreciate that you need a bit of help. Therefore, we have developed this site to start you off on your job search. Our goal is to put you in touch with people, resources and organisations who understand your position.

    Across the site, you will find information, tools and other guidance all aimed at jobseekers in your situation. Moreover, you’ll find employers looking for people seeking a fresh start. The average person will change their career five to seven times during their working life. As a result, it makes perfect sense for employers to be taking specific steps to target these people.

  • Who is Refreshing a Career For?

    It is common for people to return to work after a long period and find it an enormous challenge. You feel like the professional world has changed in your absence, you might feel like you have lost some of the skills you attained or that your previous experience now counts for nothing. You might be unaware of what training opportunities are available, what legislation and regulations have changed in certain industries, and what new technologies now enable you to do.

    Refreshing a Career is aimed at people facing that situation. It guides them through the process by partnering them with people, putting them in touch with helpful organisations, and finding the right opportunities. Perhaps most importantly, it emboldens them with the confidence to go back into the professional world and fulfil the potential they definitely still have.

    Refreshing a Career is aimed at:


    If you are leaving or have recently left the military, we have set up a comprehensive guide to successfully and smoothly transitioning into civilian life.

    Visit our Ex-Miltary Support Hub


    If you or a family member were formerly incarcerated or are currently involved in the UK criminal justice system, we have developed a guide just for you.

    Visit our Ex-Offender Support Hub


    Parenthood always has and always will throw life plans, commitments and responsibilities in the air. Our guidance gives you a hand catching them.

    Visit our Parenthood Support Hub

    Older Workers

    Are you an older person who is thinking of changing careers, or are currently out of work? If so, you have come to the right place.

    Visit our Older Workers Support Hub


    Whether you are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or know someone who is homeless, we have compiled several tailored guides for you.

    Visit our Homelessness Support Hub

    Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)

    Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) is a difficult position to be in. We have compiled guidance tailored to each of the different kinds of NEET job seekers.

    Visit our NEET Support Hub

    Redundant Workers

    If you or a family member thinks they might be about to be made redundant, or have already been made redundant, we have created a whole section of information and guidance dedicated to you.

    Visit our Redundant Workers Support Hub

  • What Can Refreshing a Career Do for You?

    Changing careers can be challenging, but support is available. Whether you’re looking to find new applications for your existing skills or build entirely new competencies, we can connect you with the right opportunities.

    Our services are tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. We’ll collaborate to identify internships, apprenticeships, retraining programmes and job openings that align with your professional goals and abilities, as well as your location, budget, schedule and background.

    Every career transition is different. Our goal is to understand your aspirations and then find creative, personalised solutions to help you achieve them. We’re committed to supporting you each step of the way.

    Check out the Refreshing a Career job board for all the latest career change job opportunities in your area.

Have You Seen Our Other Resources?

Refreshing a career is just one very common aspect of the jobseeking process. However, your individual circumstances may mean that one or more of our other sites might be useful to you too. 

We are all about Embracing Future Potential, and this could involve Employing an Apprentice, Developing a Student, Careers with Disabilities, Aspiring to Include or indeed, Refreshing a Career

You deserve your dream opportunity, at whatever stage you are in life, so let us help you with your job and career search and together we can fulfil your potential.

Have a question? Feel free to get in touch with our team and we’ll get back to you.

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