About the Age at Work project

Age at Work, which is jointly led by Age NI and Business in the Community Northern Ireland will support older workers to remain/return to work in order to help them have enough income, stay connected and have a fuller working life.

Running for 5 years, the project aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the impact of an ageing workforce and the need for an age-inclusive agenda in government, business and wider society
  • Encourage and support businesses to be more age-inclusive in recruiting, retaining and retraining older workers
  • Support more older workers to remain or return to work.

Why we are doing this

This project was launched following a consultation of over 1600 people in Northern Ireland, which indicated that older people want more help and advice on planning for the rest of their working life.

A survey and focus groups, commissioned by Age NI and Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) and carried out on our behalf by the Department for Communities as part of the Age at Work project, discovered that 63% of working respondents said they would be interested in advice on work options for the future.

To find out more, download our Mid-Career Review Toolkit Consultation Report.


Mid Career Reviews

As part of the project, Age NI will support 1000+ individuals seeking a refresh of their current role, skills and prospects by providing tailored Mid Career Reviews. The aim of these is to increase the confidence, skills and opportunities to remain in work for those who wish to do so.

Age NI's Life and Work Co-ordinator will provide a range of one-to-one and group support to people, covering the following key areas:

  • Career & Planning
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Finance
  • Patterns and Practices

They will work closely with individuals to discuss their work experience to date, as well as assess their needs and aspirations for the rest of their working life. 


Mid Career Review Group Workshops 

We'll be hosting a series of Mid Career Review group sessions in our Head Office, 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NR from 9:30am - 12:30pm on the following dates; 

Please click on the date you wish to attend to book your ticket via eventbrite. Alternatively if you would like to find out more information fill in our form at the bottom of the page. 

11/12/19

29/1/20

26/2/20

25/3/20

22/4/20


Interested? 

If you are interested in a Mid Career Review, attending one of our group workshops, or simply want more information, please fill out our short form below.

Mid-career review form 

For more information on the support provided by Business in the Community, go to: https://www.bitcni.org.uk/programmes/age-at-work/