Jobs for over-50s: where to find them

Do you fancy a change of career? Been made redundant? Or are you looking to return to work after a divorce or the kids leaving home? Five of the best websites for over-50s job vacancies and recruitment

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The Age and Employment Network is an independent organisation trying to remove age barriers in employment. It offers information on all aspects of ageism in the workplace, can give advice, and points older people looking for work or training in the right direction.


Skilled Peoplewas set up by four companies with the aim of matching employers, particularly small businesses, with older, experienced jobseekers.

If you are aiming to increase your leisure time in your fifties, Timewise Jobs specialises in part-time and job share opportunities, mainly in accountancy, IT and administration.

Forties People describes itself as “the recruitment agency with a mature outlook and an innovate approach”. It focuses on experienced office staff with some computer knowledge in London and the South-East.

Thinking of going it alone? The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprises (PRIME), as well as being an excellent acronym, is a great source of advice and support for people setting up businesses, with e-learning guides, face-to-face networking events and workshops and courses around the country.

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