The government has launched a programme, “Retrain, regain, retain – a pilot to support employers and the older workforce.”
The Department for Work and Pensions, in partnership with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and the National Careers Service (NCS), is offering an opportunity to engage with a range of local businesses to explore how the NCS could provide individuals with better careers and skills advice, and how this might have an impact on the retention, retraining and recruitment workers aged 50 and over.
Benefits of the pilot
Employers that participate will have free access to:
- An on-site visit to discuss how the National Careers Service can help them to manage and skill an ageing workforce
- An in-depth Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) session via a mix of face to face meetings, telephone and/or digital advice and group sessions, to reflect the diverse nature of the group
- Areas covered will include: skills health check, mid-life career review, information about Short courses/units, information about apprenticeships and assistance in helping businesses and older workers to explore flexible working approaches and practices that encourage retention, in-work progression, improved work life balance and improved productivity.
You can find out more about this pilot by downloading this leaflet.