To the joy of many, 2020 is finally over. Refreshing a Career are reflecting on our major achievements this year. We are only just beginning our journey towards supporting diversity in the workplace and are looking forward to 2021.
This year has been challenging for many people across the UK. We understand how the coronavirus pandemic and Government-enforced lockdowns that followed have created an unprecedented level of uncertainty for the UK’s workforce. Refreshing a Career are here to support jobseekers connect with diversity-positive employers and begin their new career journey.
Highlights of 2020
Creating Our Vital Resources
Refreshing a Career launched at a time when many workers were facing employment uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the UK economy with unemployment levels reaching 4.8%.
Refreshing a Career are a resource hub to support those who may face additional barriers to securing long-term employment. We support candidates from a range of backgrounds and with varying experience find their dream career.
Whatever your reasons are for refreshing your career, we can support you on this journey. For up-to-date advice and information, visit our Changing Careers Hub.
Launch of the Refreshing a Career Jobs Board
The Refreshing a Career opportunities board launched just over two months ago. Our jobs board will support career change candidates find their new career. We welcomed a number of job vacancies within our first few weeks after launch from several diversity-positive employers, including the Financial Conduct Authority and Dstl.
Looking ahead to 2021
Refreshing a Career are pleased to announce that we will be expanding our current resources to provide further support to our user groups. As part of a major project, our website will be upgraded to ensure career changers from different backgrounds can easily access tailored advice. The career change candidates we support include:
- Ex-military personnel: Supporting people with a military background to find a new career after leaving the armed forces.
- Ex-offenders: Advice and support for people looking for work after leaving prison.
- Redundant workers: Employment support for people that have been made redundant, or are considering redundancy.
- Parents: Supporting parents to balance family life with work life.
- Not in employment, education or training (NEET): Employment advice for people that are unemployed, not in education or training.
- Homeless people: Help for homeless people and former homeless people who need support finding work.
- Older workers: Advice for older people who are looking to refresh their career later in life.
If your organisation is interested in joining our diversity-positive network, get in contact with our team. Let’s work together to make 2021 the year in which workplace diversity becomes a priority.