The Age at Work Conference will take place online on Wednesday 9th March, 9am – 12pm.
The free conference is part of the Age at Work programme, delivered across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, with the conference aiming to help business and government put age inclusion firmly on their agenda. Attendees will hear from a range of expert speakers about tackling ageism in the workplace, and how to support older workers in employment and returning to work.
Broadcaster and journalist Wendy Austin will host the conference, with keynote speaker Ruby Wax speaking about her view that businesses which value people of all ages really do hold a key to success.
Aimed at employers, government representatives and individuals, the conference will feature regional breakout sessions throughout the day.
According to organisers, “A third of Scottish workers are over 50, and by 2030 it is estimated that this will increase to half of all adults in the UK. This means that understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing workforce will be vital for your business to thrive. We want to help businesses to look beyond age and see the opportunity in supporting people over 50 to remain in or return to work.”
The Age at Work project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, led by Business in the Community NI and Age NI in partnership with BITC Scotland, Age Scotland, BITC Cymru and Age Cymru.
For further information, including how to book your place, please contact Jonathan Park by email: email@example.com