- Are you feeling stuck or unsure of your next steps after a career break?
- Do you want fulfilling and flexible work so that you have time for your family or other priorities?
- Would you like to pivot career or start your own business?
Emily feels fortunate that she was able to take a 14-year career break to raise her children. In those years, she also volunteered in her community, as well as being the head of the PTA at her children’s school. Emily says: “When my term as Head of the PTA ended, I wanted to continue being busy – preferably in a paid role! - but I wasn’t sure exactly how to go about it or what my strengths were after such a long break. Luckily I heard about the ReLaunch course at just the right time.” Through the 4-part ReLaunch course, Emily was able to assess her strengths and the types of roles that would work best for her. She is now the Alumni & Events Manager at a local independent school, and credits ReLaunch with helping her get this job, saying: “I would not have pursued this role with the same confidence and assertive attitude without ReLaunch. It is honestly one of the best things I’ve ever done!” Emily has thrived in her busy role and enjoyed gaining new skills such as database management and how to use social media as a work tool – she says if she can do it, anyone can!
Since completing ReLaunch, many participants have gained full-time or part-time employment, started their own businesses, changed careers, engaged with skilled volunteering or gone on to further education.
“ReLaunch has given me the confidence to believe that I can achieve my dreams and make a difference – despite being out of the paid workforce for many years!” (ReLaunch 2019 participant)