Working After Retirement

After many years of work, retirement is usually seen as a time to relax and enjoy the break you deserve. However, if you miss the routine and activity of work life, you might feel like you have retired too early. Thankfully, for those looking to pursue a new career after retirement, it is never too late to get back into the world of work. Looking for jobs to do after you retire? You could find your new career by using the guide below. 

Why keep working after retirement? 

Coming out of retirement might seem like a strange decision to some, but the benefits of working in your later years are hard to deny. For one, it is a great way to keep your mind and body active, helping to stave off some of the health issues that occur in old age. Similarly, the regular company of your work colleagues is great for your mental health and sociability. Work life gives you a routine and structure that is hard to replace, helping to explain why more and more retirees are thinking about returning to the workplace.

Working after retirement is also appealing to many because it offers the chance of pursuing a new career. There are no real rules for working after retirement. Once you have passed the State pension age, you can still work as much – or as little – as you want, while continuing to receive your pension. Without the obligation to constantly work (though doing this would be financially beneficial) you can look for positions that are more flexible and part-time, giving you a nice work-life balance. If you have always wanted to be an art teacher but never had the chance, now is the time to go after a new passion. You might even learn a thing or two about a topic you are interested in.

Jobs to do after you retire

Now you know more about the benefits of retirement work, it is time to think about what jobs are available for retirees. You may be on the lookout for jobs that are less physically straining, but there are plenty of careers out there for every kind of worker.


 Becoming a teacher after retirement is something that just makes sense. After accumulating a wealth of experience in your working life, you are perfectly placed to pass on your knowledge to a new generation. If you don’t want the commitment of being a full time teacher, you can also consider being a substitute, or class-room assistant.


 If the classroom is too active an environment for you, being a freelance consultant might be the best way of passing on your experience. For any industry you previously worked in, there are loads of companies out there who could use your particular expertise. The best part is, you can give your advice to a variety of businesses, and work whenever you want! There really isn’t a downside. 


 For those who love peace and nature, why not get into gardening? For a balance of relaxation and hard work, becoming a gardener is your best bet. You may spend a lot of time digging for weeds, but mowing a lawn and watering plants are among the most satisfying chores there are. Why not get paid for it?

Volunteer work

If you are looking to make a difference and don’t mind about pay, it is definitely worth looking into volunteering for a charity or local organisation. As well as supporting a cause that needs your help, volunteering is a great way to keep your mind active, and meet new people in a positive environment. 

Go part-time with current role

 You may find that you enjoyed your last job so much that you don’t want it to come to an end. In this case, see if you can negotiate a part-time return with your employer. Imagine doing the job you love on a flexible basis, leaving plenty of days to relax inbetween. Depending on the needs of your company and the skill set you have, you could reach an agreement that works for both parties.

Looking to get back into the world of work? Our retirement homes in London are just moments away from the city centre, whether you are going to work or looking for a slice of London culture. If you want a stress-free job or something more challenging, retirement does not mean the end of your work life – it can also be an exciting new beginning.