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[ 21 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]

Much as we all despise the ‘live to work’ ethos, we must work to live, and enjoy our family time. But how much do you enjoy working? Would you be happier in a position you love where time flew by? Would you like to re-train to obtain a role that was flexible around your home life? Do you dread returning to your old line of work? They say children change everything, but did they also mention the change on your career outlook. Re-training is an opportunity to put your life into focus, …

Headline, Mumpreneur Profiles, retraining »

[ 20 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]

As a life coach who specialises in working mums, I see many stories of career changing, so I know it is doable, but perhaps the story I know best is my own.
My Story
I had a successful career as a Management Consultant, I’d been doing it for a decade. It was fine. It paid well. Then came my daughter. Oh my goodness did my world change the axis it was spinning on. I hadn’t thought it would change ME so much, not to mention my life.  When it came time to return …

business, retraining »

[ 14 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]

We’re going to be running some posts on retraining in the next few weeks and are looking for people to feature. If you’ve taken a course or changed career, we’d love to hear from you. Simply answer the questions below – adapt if you need – and email your answers to antonia@familyfriendlyworking.co.uk along with a photo.
Your Name and Age (if you want):
How did you start your working life?
What training / jobs have you done in the past?
Why did you think about taking a new course? What made you chose this …

retraining »

[ 9 Sep 2013 | No Comment ]
Switching from mummy to manager? Bridge career breaks by volunteering

Returning to work after a career break can be a scary prospect. If you’ve been taking care of children or on maternity leave, the workplace may seem like a parallel universe after months or years spent at home. You’ve settled into a different routine, you’re used to temper tantrums rather than angry customers, and you’re now a dab hand at juggling mealtimes rather than meetings.When you chip away at the surface, you’ve been applying your skills to a different situation, as well as learning all the tips and tricks of …

flexible work, Headline, retraining, run your own business, start ups »

[ 18 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]

This article looks at help with the costs of training and childcare for while you are studying.
Career Development Loan
If you need financial help to study, you can apply for a Career Development Loan. This is a deferred repayment bank loan to help pay for vocational learning or education. Anyone aged 18 or over can apply for the Loan, to fund any full-time, part-time or distance learning courses of up to two years. If your chosen course is longer than two years you can use a CDL to fund part of …

business, education, Headline, retraining, training »

[ 2 Apr 2013 | No Comment ]

If you have an interest in complementary therapies or beauty there are many possibilities open to you. Most local colleges offer courses in a range of relevant subjects which could start you on the road to a new flexible career. Look at the length and structure of the courses. Some qualifications can be gained part time or by attending weekend workshops over a period of months. It can take several years to train to in therapies such as osteopathy, chiropractic or homeopathy.
Working as a beauty therapist or complementary therapist can …

childcare, education, Headline, retraining »

[ 26 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

Have you thought about retraining since you’ve had children? Many mums consider a career in childcare for several reasons. You may be more interested in children since you had your own, and / or keen to find a career that fits in with school hours. Read on to find out more.
If you have thought about a career in childcare, you may want to check out your local Early Years unit, part of your local authority. They may offer courses to help you get started as a childminder, at little  or …

business mums news, Headline, mumpreneurs, retraining »

[ 13 Dec 2012 | No Comment ]

When you have children, the career you had previous doesn’t always fit in with your lifestyle or you may not want to return to the same job. If you do not have any skills you could turn into a family friendly business then why not retrain. Here are 3 ideas on what you could retrain as.

Teaching Assistant. This is an ideal job if you have school age children as the hours are usually school hours with the holidays off too.You do not actually need any entry level qualifications to start …

Headline, retraining, run your own business, start ups, work »

[ 10 Dec 2012 | No Comment ]

It’s pretty straightforward if you work for someone else. You are employed, and they pay you after deducting tax and national insurance. If you are thinking about working for yourself, it is important to decide whether you want to work alone as a sole trader, form a partnership,or set up a company. There are financial implications to consider and, whichever way you work, it is wise to talk to the Inland Revenue. Here we spell out some of the pros and cons of different ways to work.
Self employment
The simplest way …

business mums news, retraining »

[ 1 Nov 2012 | No Comment ]

We love Kent, so we’re really happy to support a campaign to attract teachers to living and teaching in Kent. Kent is the Garden of England – surrounded by the beautiful nature, but at the same time you can easily reach London and the continent.  From historic Rye to shopping in busy Ashford, Kent has lot to offer. Now, there are opportunities for teachers looking for a better work/life balance, with a variety of career opportunities to choose from and a support of the best teaching professionals. Kent County Council Schools is …