COVID-19 and work

COVID-19 is affecting the way a lot of us do our jobs – whether it’s working from home, or being placed on furlough. At, we’re committed to help #KeepBritainWorking – so this section covers everything you need to know about working throughout the coronavirus crisis, and the top tips you need to know for when all this is over.

10 good things that are happening in the world right now

To help bring some much-needed positivity (and also, bees) into your life, here are 10 good things that are happening in the world right now.

Revealed: The biggest frustrations about searching for work in 2021

We surveyed 2,000 workers across the UK to find out their biggest bugbears when searching for work. Here’s what they had to say.

Five tips for returning to the office after the pandemic

How do people feel about returning to the office over the coming months? Here’s what we found out – and our tips to help you make the transition.

Three industries crying out for staff right now

Jobs are booming this summer. Here are some of the industries most in need of employees – and the top companies hiring in them right now. 

Five ways to celebrate Pride in 2021

To help inspire you this month, here are just five great ways you can celebrate Pride in 2021 – at home or at work.

Jobs boom: Vacancies posted at their highest levels in over a decade

Everything you need to know about the current jobs boom – and why now is the perfect time to start thinking about finding a new role.

Why transferable skills will be your key to finding work in 2021

The pandemic has changed some people’s ways of working forever. Which is why, for many, 2021 will be the perfect time to change careers.  

Five reasons to start a new career in adult social care

Considering a career in Care? To help inspire you, here’s five reasons why care workers love their jobs (and how you could too).

Five companies hiring during COVID-19

As part of our commitment to help #KeepBritainWorking, here are just five companies searching for staff during COVID-19 – and beyond.

How to make your CV stand out during COVID-19

Want to make your CV stand out against the competition during COVID-19, and ensure recruiters remember your application? Here’s our advice.

How searching for social care careers is changing during COVID

According to our latest research, care workers are changing their expectations during the pandemic. Both financially, and for their wellbeing.

Out of work checklist: Things to do if you lose your job

Here’s a checklist of the things you should do if you lose your job, including claiming benefits, and keeping track of your money.

Kickstart scheme: What you need to know

Are you aged between 16 and 24, and looking for work right now? The government’s Kickstart scheme could help you take your next step.

How to: Manage your mental health whilst jobseeking

To help you take the process one step at a time, here are some of our top tips on how to manage your mental health whilst looking for work.

Survey: Looking for work during the pandemic

The team at Keep Britain Working surveyed more than 600 current jobseekers across the UK, to find out how looking for work has changed due to COVID-19.

Five of the most useful skills to learn post-COVID-19

What does the ‘new normal’ mean for your career? Here are five essential skills employers will be looking for in a post-COVID-19 world. 

What the summer statement means for UK workers

What does the government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ actually mean for the UK workforce? And what industries are being covered? Here’s everything you need to know.

Five unsung heroes working during COVID-19

To help shine a spotlight on some of the people helping get us through the pandemic, here are just five unsung heroes working during COVID-19.

Champions for Children: How to double your donation

Disadvantaged children need our help to recover from the impact of COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know about Champions for Children & how to double your donation.

Tips on working from home with kids

To help you find the right balance between your personal and professional commitments, here are some tips on how to manage working from home with your kids.

Six immediate start jobs available during COVID-19

Need work now? To help you begin your search, here are just six immediate start jobs you could start right away (and how to find them).

Working from home mental health tips

COVID-19 hasn’t just taken a toll on our physical health. Here are some of our top tips on how to work from home, and keep your mental health in check.

Introducing: Keep Britain Working

We’re proud to support #KeepBritainWorking. Here are some more details on the campaign, and what you can do to get involved and make a difference.

Furlough: What you need to know

Not sure how the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme affects you, and what your rights are? Here’s everything you need to know.