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The aim of the article is to show the importance of professional work in the process of returning to education by people who had stopped it prior to completion. The interruption of education, regardless of the circumstances in which it took place, results in multiple consequences in the further course of life, particularly at work. Lower, especially incomplete, education causes difficulties on the labour market, and in some cases may lead to unemployment or to taking up jobs with less favorable working and payment conditions. Despite the fact that the employment opportunities of people who have interrupted their education are limited, professional work inspires to return to the path of education, it sometimes even enforces taking up learning activities. Thus, employers can stimulate the educational activity of their employees by using various factors to motivate learning and by creating opportunities to take up such educational activities by people who are educated at a lower level or have not completed their education. It is a difficult task, because employees who have excluded themselves from education are the least interested in learning. Their return to education, apart from improving formal and informal skills, may contribute to their greater readiness for learning. It can make them more willing and engaged to participate in various forms of employee training, which is an inherent element of every modern workplace.