Working later in life: share your experiences

If you are over 60 and haven’t retired , we want to hear your experiences – why are you still working and what challenges have you faced?

Are you over 60 and still working? According to the World Economic Forum, this is soon to become the norm – as the majority of us will need to postpone retirement to head off the biggest pension crisis in history.

With the state pension age already set to rise to 67 over the next 10 years and financial pressures tempting people to work beyond retirement age, we want you to share your experiences of working aged over 60.

Why are you still working? Is it out of financial necessity? Perhaps it’s been a positive experience and an opportunity to do a job you love? And what challenges have you faced? Has it taken a toll on your physical and mental health? Or have you experienced ageism in your search for a job?

You can submit your contributions anonymously using the online form below, from Tuesday 6 June until midnight on Tuesday 20 June. We will publish an edited selection on the Guardian Careers site, and contributions may also be shared across our social media channels.

To get in touch fill in the encrypted form below – you won’t need to give us your name or the name of where you work – and we’ll publish a selection of responses. Please give us as much detail about your experience as you can, but only include identifying details if you are happy to have them published.


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