The Recruitment and Training Agency for the Professional Over 50s.
AdvantAGE is an agency which focuses totally on the skills of the talented, experienced professional in the over 50s age group. Employers and potential employees are able to come to one specific agency which fully appreciates the skills, abilities and attitudes of older professional people. AdvantAGE works with the experienced professionals aged over 50 who, due to redundancy, mergers, or workplace restructuring, find themselves out of work, through no fault of their own, at the height of their professional capabilities.
Sadly many of the job opportunities currently available to the over 50s would seem to focus on their manual skills, their willingness to work part-time hours or their simple need for some form of employment, no matter how unfulfilling the job on offer may be, or how irrelevant it may be to their skills, abilities and experience. In many cases people have achieved success and promotion within the same organisation, and may not have needed to produce a CV, or attend a job interview for many years. Additionally, therefore, AdvantAGE offers back to work training, support with writing CVs, and mock interviews for those older people who are worried about rejoining the job market.
Through training and support, we will give older people confidence to move on in work or to re-establish themselves in the employment market. Older people should not be made to settle for low grade jobs when they have many years experience and high skills gained in the professional work environment.
It is not unreasonable to say that, for so many older people, holding down a job and being dependable was integral to their upbringing and to their values and attitude; having a decent education meant that they had a wide knowledge of many areas beyond their work; and life experiences add to their capabilities and wisdom. We will work together to ensure that they are offered jobs appropriate to their abilities.
Last Updated (Thursday, 28 July 2011 21:08)