Why lifelong learning is more important than ever

In our second Changing Lanes podcast, we talk to people who have successfully pivoted their career by pursuing further study, finding a mentor or taking a sabbatical.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 17 Aug 2017
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Tune in to Changing Lanes, a podcast about the emerging trends that are impacting the over-40s – Generation X – and their mid-life career decisions, encouraging them to take back control, explore the opportunities and meet the challenges.

It’s a podcast brought to you by Management Today and Vauxhall Motors, and hosted by Ian Wylie and Claire Hawthorn.

Episode 2: Shifting gears

Every job has its frustrations, and times when we think we’ve reached a ceiling. But sometimes all that’s needed to push through is a bit of tweaking, retooling and smarter working.

We meet a 40-something technical director and her mentor who helped her make the next step up the ladder in the construction industry; a former Cosmopolitan magazine editor who took a course in coding to help her make waves in digital publishing; and a City lawyer who took a radical sabbatical to recharge his batteries… by teaching at Eton.

We’re in conversation with two of the entries on MT/Vauxhall Motors’ 40 over 40 list who took a step back from middle management to study MBAs; and we assemble three experts for a roundtable discussion on the growing significance of lifelong learning, developing new expertise and finding a good mentor, while offering practical advice on how to accelerate your career.

So listen to Changing Lanes for insights, research and advice that might just change your life.

Photograph of Rob Archer, founder of The Career Psychologist, who shares his advice on 'how to get unstuck' on the podcast

To coincide with the launch of the new Insignia Grand Sport, Vauxhall Motors has partnered with Management Today to produce Changing Lanes – a report looking at trends of the UK workforce. Visit www.vauxhall.co.uk/Insignia to discover the stylish new flagship vehicle.