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Return to Work Programmes – 2021

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Below is the list of all Return to Work Programmes offered in 2021.  Read more about Returnships and Return to Work Programmes on our Returnships page.

We aim to update this list as new Return to Work Programmes are announced through the year.  Please help us to keep the list current and accurate. Please contact us to let us know about additions or corrections to the list.

Returnships offered by UK employers for 2021 (to date):

Bank of England Career Returners Programme 2022  A paid, six-month placement commencing April 2022, that could lead to a permanent job. Roles are available in the following teams:  Prudential Regulation Authority, Monetary Analysis, Financial Stability Strategy & Risk, Technology.  Apply on the BoE careers website from October 2021

Wells Fargo Glide Returners Programme 2021 A paid 8 week placement starting September 2021, with roles available in London, Dublin and Dusseldorf.  Returner opportunities are available in a number of specific roles including investment banking law, data privacy law, real estate financing, audit, corporate tax, loans and sales.  More details and how to apply here

Moody’s Re-Ignite Return to Work Programme  A 16 week paid full time programme to support individuals retiring to work after a minimum two year career break (unpaid or small scale/self employed work during that hiatus is not included).  Roles are currently available in London in Sales & Marketing but other roles will become available on a rolling basis.  More details and how to apply here

Blackrock London Returners Programme  A London based six month return to work programme, commencing in September 2021, for up to 10 candidates with prior experience in Investment Management or broader Financial Services, and who have had a career break outside of the industry of at least 18 months (with no upper limit).  Please note this returnship is described as being for those seeking to return to full-time employment.  Applications are now closed

Lloyds Banking Group Returners Programme A 16 week return to work programme, commencing in September 2021, with virtual assessments in June and July 2021. This year returner opportunities are available in Group Transformation, Finance and Commercial Banking roles. Applications are now closed

Citi Return to Work Programme This 12 month programme comprises a structured induction period, followed by a tailored programme of professional development (including professional qualifications), for returners who have had a minimum two year career break and are now looking to return to – or move into – the finance sector. In 2021, Citi will be running its Return to Work Programme in several cities including London, Dublin and Belfast.  Belfast applications, for technology roles, are open until 27 August 2021.  More details and how to apply here

UBS Career Comeback Programme 2021 The UBS Career Comeback Programme is designed for professionals with relevant experience who have been on a career break or out of the traditional workplace for two or more years.  Unlike many other return to work programmes, the UBS Career Comeback Programme recruits individuals directly into permanent roles, supporting their return to work with mentoring, coaching and classroom learning.  Full time and part time (minimum 60% of full-time equivalent) opportunities are available. Applications are now closed

Credit Suisse Real Returns Programme Europe 2021  London-based returnship running 6 September to 24 December 2021.  Designed for VP level or above (or equivalent) professionals with financial services or professional services background, returning to work after a two year or longer career break.  Applications are now closed

Barclays Encore! Returnship Programme Barlcays says it is currently planning for its 2021 Encore! Returnship Programme in UK & Ireland.  It will be a 12 week programme for individuals with a career break of at least one year.  Usually roles are available in Risk, Private Banking and Investment Banking (including Research, Banking and Markets) and we expect the same for the 2021 Returnship Programme.  Register your interest here 

dunnhumby Returners Programme 2021 A 5 month paid returnship programme starting September 2021, offering the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the programme.  Roles are available across the business including in Data Science, Technology Services, IT Service Management, IT Engineering and Corporate Systems, with the focus on candidates with mid-to-senior level experience who have taken a minimum two year career break (including those working on a part time or freelance basis during that break). Applications are now closed

Willmott Dixon Welcome Back Programme Starting in September 2021, this programme offers a 20 week paid placement for people with a career break over more than one year (or more than one year out of the construction industry). Candidates with a background in main contracting, residential building or interior fit-out are invited to apply, but so are professionals from other industries with transferable skills. More details and how to apply here

ASOS Returners Programme 2021  Starting in May 2021, this returnship programme offers a paid 6 month placement in the business’ Technology group for people returning after a career break of two or more years.  Birmingham/Remote Working roles, with all roles initially working from home. Seeking returners with skills in Project Management/Business Analysis,  Software Engineering (C#), Web Development (JavaScript, React), QA Engineering (C#) or Data Engineering.  Applications are now closed

Morgan Stanley Return to Work Programme 2021 This paid 12 week London-based Return to Work Programme will run from March to June 2021, with opportunities potentially available in Investment Management, Global Capital Markets, Fixed Income and other banking areas, as well as Technology, Legal & Compliance, Finance and HR and more. Applications are now closed

Mastercard Relaunch Your Career Returners Programme 2021 A paid 16 week placement for mid-career professionals with some previous experience in technology, financial services or professional services. More details here

ScottishPower Returners Programme 2020/2021 A paid 9-12 month placement for STEM professionals returning to work after a career break, or for those whose STEM role has been impacted by Covid-19, in locations across the UK.  Applications are now closed

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets RLaunch Program 2021 is geared toward senior-level candidates who have been on a voluntary career break for longer than one year. Candidates join as full-time, permanent employees either directly into a role or with the option to join a 12 month rotation. Applications are now closed

Wellcome Trust Research Career Re-Entry Fellowships If you have taken a career break of more than two years, and you already have a PhD and postdoctoral experience, the Wellcome Trust is offering a fellowship for up to four years to help you re-establish your research career.  The April 2021 round will be the final time this Fellowship is offered by Wellcome Trust.  Applications are now closed

CapGemini Relaunch@Capgemini Programme This is a supported hiring process, with returners invited to apply for specific returners roles listed on the Relaunch website, but welcome to apply for any other advertised roles across the organisation.

Deloitte Return to Work Programme This is a supported hiring process with support provided for returners, with a minimum two year career break, who apply for specific advertised roles.  See available opportunities here

Mazars Returner Programme  Mazars are offering a 16 week supported return to work for experienced professionals at Manager level or above in financial services, accountancy or professional services. Applicants must have a career break of 12 months or longer to apply.  Read more and see available opportunities here

KPMG Return to Work Programme KPMG have paused their programme but have said that they expect to run a 2021 Return to Work Programme.  Visit their website for further updates.

JPMorgan Chase Re-Entry Program 2021 A paid 14 week returnship for experienced professionals who are currently on a voluntary career break of more than two years, offered in several major UK cities.  The program runs March to June 2021, with the prospect of a permanent job offer at the end to successful candidates.  Applications are now closed

Sky Returners Programme 2021 A six month return to work programme, starting in April 2021.  The programme is designed for people who have taken a break from their previous careers for two or more years and have experience working within any of the following positions: Programme / Project Manager/ Business Analysis, Delivery Manager, Developers, Testers, Scrum Masters, Engineers (Data, DevOps, Network, T&D), Data Scientist, Product Lead / Product Owners / Product Managers, Cyber Security Specialist, Financial Manager (qualified accountant or equivalent experience). A launch event was run on 28 January 2021, with more details here  Applications are now closed

Aviva Investors Return to Work Programme A six month return to work programme designed for finance professionals with a background in Financial Services or Asset Management, with a career break of two years or more. Aviva Investors have said they are open to exploring to flexible working and working from home arrangements.  The programme will commence in early 2021. Applications are now closed

Creative Equals CreativeComeback Programme  The 10 day CreativeComeback Programme will be run in May 2021. Applications are now closed

Facebook Return to Work Programme 2021 (Ireland) A paid 16 week immersive programme for people who have been away from work for two years or longer and who wish to return full time. Commencing in January 2021 and ending in April 2021, with positions available on the Engineering and Business teams in both Dublin and Meath. Applications will close as positions are filled. Applications are now closed

Investec Return to Work Programme A 6 month paid returnship or 9 month Retraining Programme, commencing in late April 2021. Applications are now closed

Bank of England Career Returners Programme 2021  A paid, six-month placement commencing April 2022, that could lead to a permanent job. Roles are available in the following teams:  Prudential Regulation Authority, Monetary Analysis, Financial Stability Strategy & Risk, Technology.  Applications for the 2021 Programme are now closed.  Apply for the 2022 Programme on the BoE careers website from October 2021

UK Returnships – Prior Years

Select the relevant year below to see the Returnship Programmes offered in the UK before 2021.

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