Changing direction: self-employment and consultancy

Information for people considering a new career path, such as moving into a consultancy or self-employed role.

Crossroads graphic Considering a change in your career path? Maybe thinking of becoming a consultant or going self-employed? Here’s some useful information and advice to help you get started.

Making a career change

Making a significant change to your career can be a serious move. Here are some of the things you should consider when trying to work out where you want your career to head.


Transferable skills

How to identify and make the most of your transferable skills.


Considering self-employment?

Information and advice on going self-employed and starting your own business.


Engineering consultancy work

Information on working as an engineering consultant.