Career breaks and support

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

Information and advice on how to plan a career break, the benefits of taking time out, career break options and returning to work. The IET is 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  

  benefits of taking a career break  

Keeping your skills up to date  

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.

Keeping your skills up to date

Ways to keep your professional skills and knowledge up to scratch, while on a career break.

Return to work after a career break with confidence  

  Coping with redundancy  

information on iet connect  

Returning to STEM

Information on returning to STEM after a career break – including support available and the growing number of employers offering dedicated ‘returner’ programmes.

Coping with redundancy

Information on dealing with the threat and reality of redundancy.

IET Connect

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