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Back to work

No matter what your circumstances, getting back into work can be challenging.  We’re here to support you all the way.

Our ‘Back to Work’ scheme provides you with the tools you need to get you back on your feet.

From rebuilding your confidence to learning new skills, our aim is simple: to kick-start your career and get you into a job you love, fast.

How we can help

If you are a member of ICE and have been out of work for three months or longer, you can apply to join our free ‘Back to Work’ scheme.

Our personalised coaching covers many areas, for instance:

How to identify your transferable skills, strengths and experience

Evaluating your job options, including self-employment

How to develop an eye-catching CV that will generate interviews

How to create your own successful personal marketing plan

How to improve your interview technique

The ICE also runs a returners programme and partners with a number of engineering companies, in order to offer paid ‘returnship’ placements, helping to guide you back into the profession.

Follow the link below to learn about how you can apply for the scheme.

Downloads & Links

Your Way Back Application Form

Your Way Back leaflet

ICE Returnship work placements

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Our online well-being portal has resources to help you manage career planning and workplace changes.