About learndirectEvery day people in Swindon and Wiltshire are learning new skills with us. Whatever their goal these people have chosen learndirect because they know we can help them – just like we’ve helped millions of others across the country.
Employment support for the over 50’sMore people over the age of 50 are continuing to work than ever before and if you’re unemployed there’s lots of benefits of returning to the workforce. You can save for retirement and have more control over how and when you retire, it can also improve your health and wellbeing.
There’s lots that you can bring to the workforce too! Your experience, maturity and loyalty are all assets that employers are looking for.
We’ll support you throughout your journeyDeveloping your skills and ensuring your suitability for the workplace is essential at every age and we’ll help you every step of the way!
We’ll work with you to develop a personalised learning plan and you’ll have regular progress reviews to keep you on track. Our dedicated team will support you throughout your learning.
We will then match you with a suitable employer and ensure that you have the skills required in your new workplace. Learning with us isn’t like school or college and you can start straight away. We’ll work with you to develop a personalised learning plan and you’ll have regular progress reviews to keep you on track. Our dedicated team will support you throughout your learning. Whether you’re looking to improve your skills to get a job or wanting to get back into learning we’ll help you every step of the way!
We’ll help you:
- Think about what job you’d like to do and what skills you might need for that job
- See what extra skills you might need to develop
- Understand how to search and apply for jobs
- Start you on your journey into employment, voluntary work or back into education
- Consider what additional learning you could do
We offer courses and qualifications in:
- Confidence & Motivation
- Job seeking skills
- Business and job specific skills
Programme eligibility criteria
- Aged 50 or older
- Not currently in employment
- Eligible to live and work in this country