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Career breaks and support

Advice on taking a career break including sources of support for those dealing with redundancy or other career related issues.

Detour sign Here’s some information and advice on how to plan a career break, the benefits of taking time out, career break options and preparing to return to work. The IET is also only able to provide general information and support with regard to your career, but understands that at difficult times you may need additional support. We have listed some further resources to help you in the index below.

Planning your career break

What to consider when planning a career break and the types of career breaks available.


Benefits of taking a career break

A career break allows you to develop both personally and professionally.


Returning to education

Information on further education and returning to the classroom as a mature student.


Returning to work

Information and advice on ensuring a smooth transition back to work after a career break.


Coping with redundancy

Information on dealing with the threat and reality of redundancy.


IET Connect

Information on IET Connect, the IET's benevolent fund.


Career support

Sources of information on support for those dealing with redundancy or other career related issues.