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Back to work after 14-year gap

After a 14-year career gap in which I raised my children, I now want and need financially to return to work. However, I still have three young children aged 9,8 and 5. I do not know where to start looking for work or how I might make it possible to have a full-time or even […]

Can’t find a role for my skills

I am a mum of a two year old from India living in the UK. I have 8+ years of work experience in companies like Oracle and VMware as a Data management Analyst and Marketing Operations specialist. These roles are very specific to a particular process. I am unable to find anything similar in UK. […]

Looking to transfer from nursing after 23 years

I have been nursing for 23 years. I want to change my current job and am considering working in a sector outside of nursing, but somewhere that utilises my knowledge and experience. I am struggling to be objective and identify my transferable skills and really don’t know where to look. Where do I start?

I need a part-time caseworking job

I have nine-year-old twins and looking for a part-time flexible job two to three days a week. I was a conveyancing solicitor until I stopped working to have my children, but found it very demanding and not family friendly. I have been volunteering for the Citizens Advice Bureau for the past four years (which I […]

I want to move into IT policy writing

Recently I have been intrigued to learn IT and its processes. At present I work as a learning support assistant in a primary school and have been working in similar role for past six years.  I would like to request for some information about the possible ways to get into IT policy writing and if […]

Looking to move out of teaching

I have been an English Teacher in secondary schools for over 10 years. I am looking to move out of classroom teaching, but am unsure of where to look for information and advice. I have two young children and a mortgage, so need to earn somewhere near what I am earning as a teacher. I would […]

How do I get back to work after a four-year break?

I am 44 years old and took a voluntary redundancy four years ago from the Civil Service where I worked in a variety of departments and as a manager. I have since been running a very small promotional merchandise business, distributing promo gifts to clients. I have to cold call to get clients and do […]

Getting back to work in health and social care

I am a mum of one and I have a degree in health and social care and a degree in midwifery. I qualified as a midwife in 2011 and shortly after I became pregnant with my daughter. I never gained employment experience as a qualified midwife. After being a stay at home mum, I’m trying […]

Seeking to get back to higher paid work after 10 years

I am a single mum of two teenagers and after leaving work as a paramedic 10 years ago, as both my kids had learning difficulties, I have done a variety of practical jobs, gardening, housekeeping and bookeeping whilst I built us a house and flexischooled the kids. I need to earn more income and would […]

Back to work, but my experience is in India


I am 36 years old and have been a full-time mum since 2011. I have Masters degree in computer science. I worked for more than five years in IT industry. Mainly I worked as a Oracle PLSQL developer and application support. My skill set includes Unix, Shell scripting, Oracle,Pl/sql,Oracle Forms. All my experience is from […]

Wife struggling to find part-time work

My partner is an amazing woman, but is struggling with getting back into work since our first child came along nine years ago. Previous roles include bar work, reception work and retail, but she doesn’t want a retail role now and is looking for somewhere with the possibility of career progression. We are not fortunate […]

Forced to update my qualifications


I have been working as a nursery nurse since 2005. My qualifications were taken in Germany and a comparison was made by UK Naric and found to be in order and am probably more qualified than my peers. Then last year I was told that the qualification requirements had changed and I could not get […]

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