Working around existing commitments, whether they be childcare, studying for a qualification or caring for a loved one, shouldn’t stop you from succeeding in your chosen career.
In recent years, there’s been an abrupt change to the UK’s labour market. This has created a vast amount of opportunities for people who want to change their employment situation. The rise of remote working and flexible working has given workers much more control over how and where they work. And with a 48% increase in ‘work from anywhere’ jobs from 2021 to 2022, it’s clear that the UK labour market has been altered for the foreseeable future.
This is great news for anyone who’s working around existing commitments. Whether you’re looking to rejoin the workforce or for support in your current career, we’re here to offer a helping hand.
Where to Begin
A stumbling block for many people 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. For more information, head over to any of our dedicated pages below.
Flexi-Time is a policy implemented by the employer that gives you flexibility over the hours you work, thus helping you work around existing commitments. Find out more about how it can benefit both the employer and the employee.
Choosing to work part time can help you strike the perfect work/life balance. It can give you the extra free time you need to dedicate to other projects, extracurricular activities, or existing commitments while still earning a salary. Find out how working reduced hours can help open doors to new job opportunities.
Working around your new or pre-existing family commitments can be extremely challenging for parents. But, remember, you’re not alone; there are countless options for parents that offer help and support in this exact situation. Here we discuss ways you can find support and achieve your career goals.
Being a part-time or full-time carer does not mean you have to sacrifice having a rewarding career. There are over 10 million working carers in the UK, that’s one in five people – find out what help is available to you.
Maintaining a job whilst studying can be challenging but extremely valuable and rewarding. 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.
For further information, visit the benefits section of the gov.uk website.
Working around existing commitments can be overwhelming at times. Therefore, it’s important to remember that there is support available to help you succeed. And with more and more employment options that give you control over how you work, there’s never been a better time to take the plunge.
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