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Mid-career review

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Considering a career change but not sure where to start? Begin by booking a free mid-career review.

A career review can help you to start exploring your ideas and think about new possibilities, whatever your age or reason for a career change, which could include:

  • Looking for a better work-life balance
  • Planning a return to work after having cared for others
  • Nearing retirement and concerned about finance or not wanting to stop work completely
  • Career progression
  • Working in a shrinking sector and needing to diversify
  • A change in health
  • Wanting to make a dream career a reality
  • Making a hobby into a career

Whatever your circumstances, our experienced and professionally trained careers advisers can provide free and impartial careers guidance and coaching. Together, we can talk through your options to start making changes in your career.

We can help with:

  • Discussing your ideas
  • Identifying your transferable skills and experiences to take forward to a new career
  • Sourcing funding for training if you need to enhance your skills and qualifications
  • Access to a free psychometric assessment if deemed appropriate to help shape your possible career choices
  • Providing you with labour market information (LMI) to see jobs and careers that are in demand
  • Job matching – linking you up with employers local to you that might need your skills, qualifications or experience
  • Giving direct access to a range of jobs local to you, through our weekly job bulletin
  • Finding and applying for jobs including help with CVs, and application forms
  • Interview tips and techniques
  • Identifying and helping you to access a package of support
Change your career by speaking to an adviser

Get in touch to book your free mid-career review.

Tools to help you get started

Keen to get moving now? You don’t have to wait for your career review to start exploring your next steps. Discover tools and useful information to get you started.

Explore career options

Options for career changers

Steps to take towards changing your career.

Job Information

Find out what a job involves, what it pays, how to get in, future demand, and more.

Career Match Quiz

Find job ideas that match your skills and interests.

Update your skills

Rewrite your career with a Personal Learning Account

Get funding for training with a Personal Learning Account.


ReAct+ offers tailored solutions which may include financial support, skills training and Personal Development Support to help you change your career.

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