Longer careers with the job life cyle model

Longer careers with the job life cycle model – a guide to designing an age plan has now been published in English.  


The guide represents an age plan model that takes into consideration all age groups (not only older employees), and provides information for organisations to develop their own age plan.

There are seven central areas included in a workplace age plan:

  • age management
  • career-planning and extending careers
  • managing competence and professional skills
  • flexible working hours
  • re-defining a job
  • health assessment it the workplace and
  • promoting healthy habits and life management.

Age management is a key part of good management and, above all, the management of work ability and occupational well-being.


A working group of social partners has prepared the Job Life Cycle Model. The model is based on the social partners’ agreement of the extension of work careers (2012) and their framework agreement (2011). The translation of this publication has been funded in part by the Department for Occupational Safety and Health of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.


The guide is freely available to everyone for use and redistribution. Please find it attached.

The publication  can also be downloaded from http://www.ttk.fi/files/3751/Job_Life_Cycle_Model_in_English.pdf

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