ReStart Programme Impact Report

Executive Summary in Brief 

Launched in 2017, Restart targets over-50’s who have been unemployed for between six months and a year.


“ReStart has given me a lot of food for thought; lots of ideas. It’s motivated me, it’s pushed me into directions I probably would never have gotten into, or even known about. The content was just so full. The coaching was also excellent and the whole programme was so well put together. We had the previous participants come to talk to us as well and that was great. I really loved that.” – Lorraine a Support Officer for the Public Sector, Restart Participant 2021


The programme aims to support participants back into the workforce and offers them access to mentors, 1:1 coaching, workshops and a frame-work focus that addresses the barriers and disadvantages that potentially limits  access to career opportunities. The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has acknowledged that there needs to be specific and tailored support for those over 50 who wish to re-enter the workforce. Addressing the employment gap for ‘The Missing Million’ not only benefits the economy but most critically helps individuals to get into good quality work, provides financial security, and increases well-being and health. Restart is a programme that has been designed to do just that. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to work in partnership with Allen & Overy LLP, GBI, Connectr, Embedding performance, and b-elastic for the 2021 programme that has delivered fantastic outcomes for the 2021 cohort. To find out more about the programme and read the impact report, visit Allen & Overy LLP’s website to read the impact report.