What we do

How we’re tackling barriers to work and creating inclusive workplaces 

Get in touch

Harnessing the power of the people profession

The CIPD Trust supports those who face greater challenges in the workplace. We do it by harnessing the expertise and enthusiasm of our community of people professionals – experts in recruitment, mentoring, development and people strategy.

Many of our programmes help people get into work and return to work. Others encourage people from all backgrounds to develop in the people profession.

We’re expanding our programmes to help those who face the biggest barriers to good, fair, and inclusive work, especially:

  • people with refugee status
  • people with experience of the criminal justice system
  • parents returning to work
  • older people returning to work
  • young job seekers

“I genuinely couldn't be more thrilled. I have a job I love in a sector I would never have looked at. I'm so much happier. This has changed my life.”

– Kirsty, parent returner

Getting in and returning to work

Explore our programmes for job seekers and returners


Get into work

Finding your first job can be hard. We’re here to help.

Find out more
Four people in a college library environment.

Return to work

Get information and support on getting back into work.

Find out more

Explore our latest pilot

Find out how we’re helping people with experience of the criminal justice system adjust back into the workplace

Read more

Getting on as a people professional

Discover how you can study, enter, progress and lead in the people profession.  

Discover the difference we make

We created the CIPD Trust to grow our impact, extend our charitable work and build greater diversity across our profession. Discover what we’re achieving.