Existing commitments, whether they be childcare, studying for a qualification or being a carer for a loved one, shouldn’t stop you from succeeding in your chosen career.

With the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant impact on lots of careers, more and more people have found themselves re-evaluating their priorities and considering a change in job role. In a report conducted by YouGov in April this year, a third of those who responded indicated they were looking for a new job.

A stumbling block for many when considering their next steps is figuring out how to work around their new or existing commitments. However, there is support available in a multitude of ways and we are here to help you find it.

Flexi Time

Flexi Time is a policy implemented by your employer that allows flexibility with the hours you work, helping work around existing commitments. Find out how it can benefit both the employer and employee.

Part Time

Choosing to work part-time may provide you with the time to dedicate to other projects and extra-curriculum activities whilst also bringing in a salary, find out how working reduced hours can help open doors to new job opportunities.

Children

Working around your new or pre-existing family commitments can be extremely challenging for parents, but here we discuss ways you can find support and achieve your career goals.

Carers

Being a part-time or full-time carer does not mean you have to sacrifice having a rewarding career. There are over 5 million working carers in the UK – find out what help is available to you.

Studying

Maintaining a job whilst studying can be challenging but extremely valuable, that’s why we’re on hand to provide you with advice on how to make the most of your experience.

Other Available Support

Support is available in a variety of ways, from financial aid to mental health guidance.

COVID-19 has forced workplaces across the country to rethink their setup, but technology has made working from home even more accessible. Did you know that from April 2020, your employer can pay you up to £6 a week (£26 a month) to cover your additional costs if you are forced to work from home? There is also tax relief for working parents or to put towards your uniform, work clothing or tools.

For support in your area, see our local support tool.