DWP supports people aged over 50 at work

14 March 2023

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has signed the Age-friendly Employer Pledge, a nationwide programme run by the Centre for Ageing Better to promote age inclusive working practices.

The DWP has recognised the fundamental benefits that a multigenerational workforce can offer and aims to encourage other government departments and employers to sign up to the pledge.

Permanent Secretary, Peter Schofield CB said:

“I am very proud that DWP is leading the way as a workplace where all our staff can thrive – whether at the start of their career or experienced members of the workforce.

“Signing this pledge shows our continued determination to support our colleagues throughout their working life. From offering Mid-life MOTs, our menopause network and embedding flexible working, we are committed to making DWP an inclusive place to work for all ages.”

The DWP age champion and Finance Director General, Catherine Vaughan said:

“We know that older staff provide invaluable expertise, skills and experience to the important work the Department does.

“I’m pleased that by signing the Age-friendly Employer Pledge we’re continuing to show how much DWP values an age-diverse workforce. This will provide a tangible boost to help all our staff feel valued and supported whatever their age.”

Employers can find out more about the pledge and how to sign up here.

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