Skills and employability

Support for over 50s

If you're over 50 and looking for support on your journey, our advisors can help you to access local opportunities.

Whether you're returning or looking for a change, your skills and abilities are valuable to learning, work or volunteering roles.

We also support people to balance their health with learning and work. Take a look at the health conditions and disabilities page to see if this could help you.  

How our advisors can help

Our team and partners can help you to find learning, training or work that suits you. We can:  

  • Finding learning, work, training or volunteering that align to your skills, interests and the opportunities in Barnsley.
  • Updating applications and CVs to showcase your achievements and skills during the application process. We also offer support with interview techniques so you can confidently communicate.
  • Taking part in learning and networking can help you to meet people that can support you along the way.
  • Even if your experiences have taken place in the past, we can help you to translate the skills you developed.  We can help you to apply them to current opportunities. This can help you to show your adaptable and your ability to learn new skills.

Extra support for over 50s

GOV.UK has information to help you with: