is different because we champion diversity and encourage employers to recruit people aged over 50 is the leading website supporting employers who embrace incusivity in the workplace and want to have an age-diverse workforce. We make it easy and low cost for recruiters to find great, experienced people aged over 50. These employees can make a big difference to your operation at low cost.

We exist to help employers of all sizes expand and improve by drawing on the experience of skilled people, many of whom are professionally qualified and not motivated solely by money.

The service is particularly helpful for organisations whose budgets are limited but have an open mind on age diversity and can see the benefits of recruiting an experienced person aged over 50.

To view customer testimonials click here or visit our Press page to see what the media says about our service.

Use the Quick Search at the top of this page to get an instant idea of the calibre of the candidates registered with us.

For a one-off fee of £95 + vat, an employer can register to post a job on the website. Employers can also search our extensive database of 14,000 candidates and get alerted by e-mail to new candidates registering with the site who have the experience they are seeking.

Alternatively, use one of our managed services to take the hard work out of recruitment. We help companies find great people for full-time, part-time, contract of short-term consultancy roles quickly and at low cost.

Whether you run a long established business, your business is young but a growing concern, or you are just starting out, skilled gives you the opportunity to access a unique resource of people who can help you build your business.

Candidates who sign up to use skilled are conscientious, experienced and keen to work on a full-time, part-time, contractual or short-term project basis. This means that you can select the ideal candidate to fill your role, whatever your requirements.

Get a 'Silver Bullet' to fire up your business

Our innovative short-term Project Assignment option allows employers to find SkilledPeople 'Silver Bullets' - these are individuals with exceptional know-how and Consultancy level backgrounds to:

  • Get specific pieces of work done quickly and cost-effectively
  • Utilise the knowledge of people with many years' experience
  • Match the resources of larger competitors
  • Plug skills gaps at short notice

'Silver Bullets' all commit to charge no more than £185 per day and many will accept much less. Some will contribute for little more than their expenses if they are motivated by the needs of the employer.
What is more, all candidates who sign up for Project Assignments commit to charge a maximum of £185 per day, although many are prepared to work for less providing you with excellent value for money.

Typical Projects a candidate could undertake include:

  • Creating a marketing strategy
  • Developing a sales plan
  • Running a management training event
  • Completing a public sector tender document
  • Advising on business expansion and improvement plans
  • Establishing an efficient accounts operation

The ways in which the experience of skilled people can be harnessed to help improve your business are endless. And all for a guaranteed maximum daily fee! specialises in attracting mature skilled workers with a minimum of 10 years experience. Although many of our highly experienced registered users offer more than 30 years quality experience of working for successful companies and organisations. As experience comes with age, most candidates are aged over 40 or 45 and there is a concentration in the 50 to 59 age group.

You can post details of your vacancies and search the database at low cost. You can also purchase added value options to give your vacancies higher visibility or set up a direct link to your own recruitment pages. Contact us at for details.

Once you post a job it will be seen by '000s of talented people who can add value to your business and become productive very quickly.

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