Opportunities for Learning
Here you will find useful guides and resources whether you're an employer, an employee, or looking to learn something new for work or pleasure.
People don't have a best before date
An employer's guide to employing and training older workers from Welsh Government.
Flowchart for employers
Age in the Workplace: Retain, Retrain, Recruit
Report from BITC making the business case for creating age-friendly workplaces, with case studies and practical recommendations for employers.
Fuller working lives: A partnership approach
Report from DWP detailing how businesses can work with Government to support older workers.
Top 10 tips for age-friendly employers
Practical guidance from Gowling WLG on how employers can avoid issues of age discrimination and be more aware of issues of age in the workplace.
Employment opportunities for people over 50 in Wales
Report from the Enterprise and Business Committee of the National Assembly for Wales
Informative short film from NIACE on the need to rethink how we view our working lives as we all live and work longer.
Employer toolkit: Guidance for managers of older workers
Report from DWP and Age Action Alliance
A new vision for older workers: Retain, retrain, recruit
Report from Ros Altmann CBE (previously the Government's Business Champion for Older Workers)
Age immaterial: Women over 50 in the workplace
Report from the TUC detailing the particular challenges faced by older women in the workforce.
The missing million: Illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s
Report from BITC detailing challenges faced by workers and those seeking work aged over 50.
The missing million: Pathways back into employment
Report from BITC identifying the barriers faced by over 50s seeking employment.
The missing million: Recommendations for action
Report from BITC with recommendations for employers and policy makers
A guide to setting up a community learning club
A practical guide to setting up a learning club in your community. Produced by Ageing Well in Wales in conjunction with partners COPA (Cymru Older People's Alliance), Learning & Work Institute, Men's Sheds Cymru, The Open University, Royal Voluntary Service and U3A.
Learn, laugh & live: The U3A
Brilliant booklet from the U3A on some of the great opportunities offered by U3As across Wales.
For employees / job seekers