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Work life support

Work is a big part of our lives – it’s important that we feel stable and supported in our work life. Whether you’re out of work, facing redundancy or unhappy in your job, Foothold is here to help.

Work represents a big chunk of our adult lives. Which makes it really important that we get the most out of work and receive help with any issues that come up. 

Career coaching

If you are an IET member and have been out of work, for 6 months or more, career coaching can give you a kick start. Our partnerships with Chuimento and Renovo will give you access to career coaching and other work life support. Your coach will incorporate practical things like looking at your CV and updating your LinkedIn profile. They’ll also help you analyse the bigger picture – where you are the moment and where it is you want to be. Our programmes can also include:

  • access to an online resources ranging from interview training and courses to up your IT skills to career assessments, workshops and a job search engine.
  • 24/7 wellbeing support and access to counsellors

If you have been unemployed for 6 months or more, you have options. Together we'll figure out what they are. Get in touch with us today and together we'll face the challenges.

Legal advice

The Foothold App

The Foothold app is free and available for everyone. It contains the latest legal information and advice to help you navigate your way through challenges at work.


On demand wellbeing webinars

Psychological wellness

In this video, we’ll be unpacking our favourite techniques to help us improve or maintain our mental wellbeing.

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The structure of wellbeing

You hear and see the words ‘wellbeing’ plastered everywhere, but what does that mean to an engineer? And how can you make it work for you?

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Controlling the uncontrollable

How do we learn to maintain perspective and prevent natural levels of performance-enhancing pressure from turning into unhealthy levels of anxiety and stress? This video guide will help you manage your pressure in healthy way.

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Engineer and coach Lorraine West

Human engineering: How I learned to be the best version of myself – and you can too

Engineer and coach Lorraine West reveals how human engineering helped her learn how to thrive – no matter the challenges she faces in life.

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Michael Hargreaves, author of How Foothold’s new Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support you to achieve your career goals

How our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support students and apprentices to achieve their career goals

In this blog, we explore how we can support engineering students and apprentices through our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme.

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Laura Norton of the IET, author of: My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

Laura Norton of the IET joins us to discuss why our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme is vital for the whole engineering community.

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