Have you been thinking of moving into a career in HR? It's likely you will have lots of transferable skills and experience that you have gained through previous work that will be relevant to a career in HR and L&D. You just need to know how to package yourself, what qualifications will help you with your new career and have self-belief.

To help you with your career change into HR and L&D we have some advice from people who have done just that already. They come from a range of previous careers including the Army, teaching and marketing. A key theme is that setting yourself up for success by acquiring as much relevant experience, industry qualifications and networking with people in HR and L&D while in your current career, before making the change, will go a long way and put you in a great position for getting that first role.

Reading the career stories of people who have made the transition will help you understand what you need to do in order to gain your first role.

​Your HR and L&D career choices

A career in HR and L&D opens doors to a huge variety of roles in every type of business and industry - the world is your oyster! Find out why a career in HR and L&D could be the perfect choice for you.​

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