Changing careers in later life

The actor Graham Cole who played a policeman in ITV's The Bill for 25 years has made a series of short films for ITV News Anglia about people who have changed career in later life.

Getting help when changing jobs in later life

Changing jobs, professions and careers can be a tough transition to make especially if it is a shift that forced by redundancy in later life.

The actor Graham Cole, who played PC Tony Stamp from ITV's The Bill, has been to a training centre in Houghton Regis in Bedfordshire, to see how some are making that leap, to change their life.

Click below to watch Graham's film

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Changing careers later in life

There was a time in Britain that when you began a job at the start your working life it could be a career that took you to all the way to retirement.

These days, in hard and uncertain economic times, people are more likely to change careers.

Sometimes it's a planned shift of occupation but often it can before forced by redundancy.

Actor Graham Cole played PC Tony Stamp in the ITV drama _The Bill _for 25 years and is now presenting a series of reports for ITV News Anglia.

In his first film Graham meets Malcolm Fisher who lost his job in a bank and now works as a warden in Sheringham Park in Norfolk.

Click below to watch the report

Click on the links below for more help and advice on changing careers:

National Careers Service

Citizens Advice Bureau

Skills Funding Agency

The Learning Curve