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Trust in experience

Here's why mature employees with several years of experience under their belts can bring many benefits to your workforce - and how you can go about recruiting them.

Experienced. Dependable. Focused.

Experience shows in the workplace. Mature employees have often learned when to speak up and how to listen. This diplomacy and good judgment is a valuable asset.

You’ll find older employees usually have confidence in their abilities and are efficient due to their honed organisational skills and attention to detail. They tend to be focused, take pride in their work and will often go the extra mile.

Here are some initiatives that can help you recruit staff with years of experience.


PACE – Partnership Action for Continuing Employment – offers free support and advice to employees and employers when an individual or business is affected by redundancy. The service is delivered by Skills Development Scotland. 

PACE can often help connect businesses looking to hire with talented people who have experienced redundancy.

Find out more about PACE.

Business Gateway

Business Gateway offers a tailored programme of recruitment support through their partners Jobs and Business Glasgow.

The service can work through legal requirements, best practice and finding the right candidate.

Their regular training sessions deal with creating job descriptions, advertising your vacancy, handling initial candidate enquiries, managing application forms, completing pre-screen interviews, filtering candidates, organising, confirming and conducting final interviews and providing feedback to unsuccessful interviewees.

Ask Business Gateway for more details or phone 0141 274 3266 to speak to one of the team directly.

The Glasgow Guarantee

If you're located in Glasgow, the Glasgow Guarantee may be of help to you. It offers support for training, apprenticeships and job opportunities for young Glasgow residents ages 16 to 29 and for workless people over 50.

Learn more about the Glasgow Guarantee or ask a Business Gateway adviser.