Return to work with confidence


Redundancy and unemployment have become a common part of people’s career path. As a past or present ICAEW member, an ACA student, ICAEW staff member, their husband, wife, life partner, child or young adult up to the age of 25, you can access a range of free career development services, so that when you’re ready to return to work, you can.


Find your dream job

Our free support can help you get back into work. We can help you improve your CV, interview skills and much more.

Career coaching

Find your way back into work with tailored, one-to-one career coaching available online, over the phone, or face-to-face.

To get started, call +44 (0) 1788 556366, chat to us online or email

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Resource library

Access our resource library below to read about job search, goal setting, skills, CVs and interviews and much more.

You're not alone

Returning to work after a long term career break can de difficult. But talking to others in a similar situation can help you find new opportunities.

ICAEW Comeback Community

Join ICAEW’s Comeback Community to connect with other ICAEW chartered accountants looking to return to work, share tips and advice and update your professional skills.

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Julia's story

Julia hasn’t followed a traditional ACA path, but her career journey, including a career break to raise a family, has led her to a role where she is now able to combine her full skill set in a way that gives her real job satisfaction and the flexibility she needs to be a present parent. She encourages people to 'make use of the support services available’, stating 'I believe having independent input into your journey will help you get to where you want to be faster'.

Read Julia's Story
Julia's Story


Getting an interview is promising and exciting. It’s your chance to secure that job you’ve been working for so hard. Watch our webinars on ways to improve your performance at interviews.

Real stories

Robert, age 40
Antigone, age 50

CABA works with people around the world, providing a wide range of career development support. Find out how we help people get back into work, start their own business, progress their career or improve their work-life balance.

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Insights from our experts

Richard Jenkins

Behavioural psychologist, Richard Jenkins, explores the secrets of CV writing, how to make a great first impression at interview, and what recruitment consultants won’t tell you when you’re looking for a new job.

Job hunting. What recruitment agencies won’t tell you   >
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Our support

If you’re at risk of redundancy, have just become unemployed, or have been unemployed for some time, other areas of your life could fall out of balance. We offer a wide range of services to help you find your equilibrium - so you can approach your job search with confidence.

Our Support

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Keep your skills sharp during unemployment with our range of free courses.

Can you manage change or respond to the unexpected? How do you keep your skills sharp while job hunting? Our courses give you the insights and skills you need to succeed. Book a place on our full day courses or learn online at your own pace.

Full day courses

Online courses