Considering a career change

Could a change in career be your best next step? 

If you’ve recently lost your job or been furloughed and aren’t sure when or whether you’ll start your job again, use this time as breathing space to think about what you actually want to do next… turn an unexpected career break into a positive and review your current situation. Do you enjoy what you do, are there good prospects, or would you actually like to do something quite different? Take a little ‘you’ time and find out whether you can transfer your skills from one industry to another or how you could retrain to do something completely different. Take control of your future now.  

There are many ways to start to narrow down the field from thinking about where your passions lie by thinking about what you like doing, to hearing from other people about their careers and why they would recommend them.

Find advice and guidance here:

Understanding the changing jobs market

All about Careers

Buzz Quiz - Find out which animal you are

Go Construct


Life Pilot – progressing into higher level study

National Careers Service

Prospects Job Sectors

Useful links to support you taking forward a career idea with Skills Launchpad Plymouth

Develop yourself through further study and training opportunities Make sure you feel ready to get back out there – check out the support available if you are feeling anxious, confused, lost or overwhelmed Find out about Plymouth’s current employment picture and learn about our industry sectors offering careers and new job opportunities Where to find jobs in Plymouth


Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. Access the Skillsometer here

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