A career in the people profession is about championing better work and working lives. Whether you choose to focus on human resources (HR), learning and development (L&D), organisation design and development (OD&D), or any other aspect of the profession, you can help create successful organisations and make a real difference to people’s lives. Our members tell us it’s a truly rewarding career that gives them a strong sense of purpose. 

Whether you’re just starting out in the profession or ready to take on the next step in your career, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Explore our resources to discover the best career options for you. 

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Why work in the people profession

Explore the many rewards of working in the people profession

Career options in the people profession

Explore career areas within the people profession, and the typical activities you may find yourself doing

Routes into the people profession

If you’re looking for a career in HR, L&D or any other aspect of the people profession, there’s a route that’ll suit you

Career guidance

Information and guidance to help you excel in your role, transition into the profession, and manage a career break

Supporting the profession

We are the voice, the benchmark and the partner for experts in people, work and change

Meet the people professionals

Experts in people, work and change tell us about their roles

Find your perfect job in HR, L&D or any other area of the people profession

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