East Anglia employers: Support and retain your older workers

A Midlife MOT is an assessment that allows 45-55 year-old employees to review their work, wealth and wellbeing and make achievable plans for later life.

The Challenge

Retaining older workers has never been more important.

The Midlife MOT is a Department for Work and Pensions initiative designed to respond to this challenge. It gives you the tools you need to be an age-friendly employer and offer dedicated support for your older workers.

Offering this free assessment your older works to gain clarity and confidence about how to shape their future at work and beyond.

The Benefits

Older workers are often a company’s most skilled and experienced employees and retaining them is crucial.

The Midlife MOT helps them stay in work for longer. This is the primary focus and benefit of the Midlife MOT.

This is achieved by helping employees understand why and how they should remain in work, including the financial benefits, help with work-life balance and ongoing continuous professional development.

Other benefits include:

  • Demonstrating your commitment to age inclusivity in the workplace
  • Developing a more skilful, motivated and productive workforce
  • Supporting employee wellbeing across a range of important issues
  • Reducing absenteeism through health support
  • It’s free! Funding for the Midlife MOT is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.

People cannot access their Midlife MOT without your involvement.

What people said about their Midlife MOT

Rated 4.9 / 5

  • ”The Executive Coach was very friendly and the advice was bespoke to me.”

  • ”They actively listened to understand me and my needs. It was really motivating.”

  • ”Very understanding and really friendly.”

  • ”It was exactly what I needed to change my life for the better.”

  • ”Comprehensive and easy to understand.”

  • ”They fitted in sessions around my home and work commitments.”

How It works

The Midlife MOT helps your employees think about three important issues:

  • Work

    Training and skills

  • Wellbeing

    Leading a healthier life

  • Wealth

    Financial planning for retirement

Our six-step process

The overall length of support is around three to four months for each employee.

All Midlife MOT activity can be provided around work obligations between 8am and 8pm through either face-to-face appointments or online Teams calls.

  • Onboarding

    We provide your eligible employees with information and guidance about the Midlife MOT and why it is important to take part.

  • Registration

    Employees register on our website and confirm their eligibility.

  • Assessment

    Employees are sent an online assessment to complete. This typically takes around 30 minutes.

  • Consultation

    A 45-minute consultation with an Executive Coach helps employees understand the results of their assessment, set goals and develop a plan to reach these.

  • Support and Workshops

    Group workshops are provided by our Executive Coaches and Health Coaches. Each workshop is based on either work, wellbeing or wealth. Our available workshops →

  • Review

    Two additional progress reviews are available with their Executive Coach or a Health Coach, plus a final review to measure progress against the original plan.

Schroders & Momentic

Our partners

  • Schroders Personal Wealth logo

    Schroders Personal Wealth

    Schroders Personal Wealth is a joint venture between Schroders and Lloyds Banking Group which offer financial planning services in the UK. Their advisers can support your employees with a variety of financial matters including investing, saving for retirement, and protecting their family from financial concerns in the future. They offer both one-off and ongoing advice depending on personal needs.

  • Momentic logo


    Momentic is an Enterprise Development organisation delivering enterprise support, business advice, coaching and growth solutions across the UK. Their specialist Business Advisers can help your employees with business ideas, creating business plans, and associated topics such as tax, legalities, and finances.