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The latest with Graham Cole on changing jobs in later life

Watch the latest in our series with the former actor from The Bill, Graham Cole, as he meets people from the region who have had a change in career later in life.

This time Graham's in north Norfolk, meeting a man who used to be responsible for thousands of airport passengers, but swapped it for a more peaceful, and picturesque, form of transport.

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.

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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.

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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

Rise in confidence in job prospects in the East

Nearly three-quarters of people in East Anglia are more confident in their job and future prospects than they were three months ago, new figures show.

The first national Job Confidence Index reveals the state of the nation's work and employment prospects in England.

It shows an overall job confidence score of 51.3 for the East of England.

The Index, which is based on seven pillars ranging from job and personal experience, qualifications and opportunities, reveals that job confidence is highest in London and the South East of England.

The picture across the country is a relatively consistent one, with confidence lowest in the West Midlands. Job confidence in the East of England is slightly lower than in the capital.

MP welcomes new jobs

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock
West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock Credit: Press Association

West Suffolk Conservative MP Matthew Hancock has welcomed new statistics which show a record number of people in his constituency started apprenticeships in 2011/12.

In the last financial year 990 people started an apprenticeship in West Suffolk.

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