ReStart – the free employability programme for over 50s

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ReStart is designed and delivered by experts and blends dynamic upskilling workshops hosted both virtually and at A&O’s central London offices, with individual coaching from accredited coaches and 1:1 mentoring. ReStart is a free programme and aims to boost the knowledge, skills and confidence of participants looking to return to work.

Focusing on participants

ReStart’s 13 session programme focuses on participants including

  • building their confidence and utilising their personal networks
  • growing their self-awareness and understanding of their strengths and motivations
  • understanding how to successfully take a new career direction and identify their transferable skills; and
  • boosting their application, interview and communication skills sets

100% of previous participant say they would recommend ReStart to someone else in a similar situation.

ReStart has been fantastic in helping me to re-gain confidence in my abilities and that by tweaking things and believing in myself anything can happen. The course and the group has given me the power to make the changes that I needed and I feel so much more confident going forward.

Who is ReStart for?

ReStart targets individuals from all industries and backgrounds who:

  • are over 50 years old
  • are currently unemployed, and have been for between 6 months and 1 year & seeking employment due to financial need
  • are looking to proactively boost their employability skills
  • can commit to attending the programme in full and are within a commutable distance to Allen & Overy’s London office for in-person workshops
  • have access to a laptop or PC with camera at home
  • are committed to getting the most out of the programme, approaching with a growth mindset

Applications are open now – click here.

Deadline for applications: Friday 19 January 2024
Programme dates: 22 February to 23 May 2024

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Allen & Overy ReStart are proud supporters of National Older Workers Week 

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