UK Returnship Programmes – 2019

Helping talented and experienced professionals return to work after a career break

Below is the list of all returner programmes offered in 2019.  Read more about returnships and return to work programmes on our Returnships page.

We aim to update this list as new returnship programmes are announced through the year.  Please help us to keep the list current and accurate. Contact us at to let us know about additions or corrections to the list.

Returnships offered by UK employers for 2019 (to date):

LendLease Returnship Programme 2019 A six month paid returner programme in London, commencing in October 2019.  Available roles include Project Manager, Planning Manager, Construction Manager, BIM Manager and Design Manager, with permanent part time and flexible working options potentially available at the end of the programme (minimum 30 hours per week).  More information and how to apply, here

Lloyds Banking Group Returnship Programme 2019 Starting in October 2019, this paid 16-week returnship programme is focused on Senior Manager roles in Group Transformation.  The roles include Business Analysts, Innovation Managers, Designers, Strategic Shaping Managers, Software Managers, and Product Managers. With roles available in London, Edinburgh, Halifax, Bristol and other UK locations.  See more details and apply here

Addleshaw Goddard Returner Programme 2019 If you are looking to return to the legal profession, this two week placement (run from 30 September to 11 October) may be a great refresher for you. This programme has five placements in England in collaboration with Barclays Legal, and five placements in Scotland, collaborating with Standard Life Aberdeen.  Apply by 15 July here

EY Reconnect Programme for Returners Two start dates: April 2019 (now closed) and September 2019, both 12 week paid programmes. Roles available in Advisory, Assurance, People Services, Tax and Transactions.
The EY Assurance Reconnect Programme (London based, commencing September 2019) is still open for applications, apply here
The EY Tax Reconnect Programme (various UK locations, commencing September 2019) is still open for applications, apply here

Diageo Returnship Programme 2019 Diageo is offering a 6 month Project Engineering Returnship Programme for returners with a minimum two year career gap, starting in September 2019.  Based in Scotland, the role is positioned in the International Supply Centre (ISC) Engineering team at two main sites (Cameronbridge & Leven).  More details and apply here

ITV Career Returners Programme 2019  The ITV Career Returners programme is seeking experienced returners, with a minimum 18 month career gap, in Technology, Studios Production (including Finance), or Regional News.  Applications are now closed.

Grant Thornton Returner Programme 2019 A six month paid returner programme commencing in May, across 8 UK locations, for experienced and qualified accountancy/tax returners with a break of 18 months or more. Applications are now closed.

BT Engineering Services STEM Returners Programme 2019 A 12 week power and electrical returnship being run in Bedford, St Albans, Central London, Romford, Croydon, Guildford and Aldershot. Apply by 30th April 2019.  Applications are now closed. 

F1 Recruitment BacktoBusinesship 2019 Run in March 2019, BacktoBusinesship is a Government-funded, six day, return to work programme combining training and coaching for 40 returners, focused on the Technology, Telco, Fintech and Financial Services sectors in the Thames Valley (Reading, M3/M4 Corridor).  Prior experience in these sectors is not a requirement. Applications are now closed.

Home Office Senior Leadership Development Roles (12 months)  Various roles available in Digital, Human Resources, Operational Delivery, Policy and Strategy. Family friendly flexible working options available. Application sifting begins 27th February. Applications are now closed.

CBRE ‘Back to You’ UK Returner Programme Commences May 2019, with an open day in February for applicants.  Roles available in a range of areas including advisory, building consultancy, capita markets, investment management, and business services (HR, Marketing, IT, Finance and Research).  London-based, 12 week paid programme with flexible working options available.  Applications are now closed.

Sanska Return To Work Programme 2019  London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Oxfordshire.  Roles available in Senior IT Project Management, Planning, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Engineering and Facilities Management on this 12 week programme starting in April 2019.  Apply here by 28th February.

The Law Society Reignite Your Career Programme Includes a free full day course in Oxford, a half day workshop in March, as well as the Law Returner Initiative which provides six month paid placements for returners in Leeds and Manchester. Applications are now closed.

KPMG Return to Work Programme Various locations and teams including audit, tax, pension.  The KPMG Return to Audit programme, for example, offers two months of full time return to work development, followed by flexible roles in one of two formats – either 3-4 days per week (with one of those at home), or structured within school hours  (9.30am-2.30pm).

RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Capital Markets RLaunch Programme in London. Two options available – rotational assignments or direct hire placement. Apply here

Wellcome Trust Career Re-Entry Fellowships, for post-doctoral research scientists. Apply by 17th April 2019, 2-4 years of funding.  Applications are now closed.

NatWest Markets Comeback Programme (Technology), April 2019. Applications now closed.

Creative Equals Comeback Training Programme (8 days).  London and Manchester, March 2019.  Applications now closed.

Mastercard Relaunch Your Career returnship programme, March 2019. Applications now closed.

Credit Suisse Real Returns program, March 2019. Applications now closed.

JP Morgan Re-Entry Programme, March 2019. Applications now closed.

Morgan Stanley Return to Work Programme, February 2019 (London).  London and Glasgow applications are now closed.

Morgan Sindall Returnship Programme, March 2019.  Applications are now closed.  To express an interest in future programmes, please visit their website here.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Returning Talent, February 2019 (for London). Applications now closed.

Accenture Break|Through Returners Programme, January 2019.  Applications now closed. 

Allianz Career Returners Programme, January 2019. Applications now closed. 

Barclays Encore! Return-To-Work Programme, January 2019. Applications now closed. 

ReIgnite Academy Return to Law Programme (for qualified lawyers), January 2019.  Applications now closed. 

Civil Service Returners Programme (various roles), for many roles. Applications now closed.

BT Returnship Programme for Engineers. Applications are now closed.  Register with STEM Returners to hear about future BT and STEM programmes here

Santander Returnship Programme – February 2019. Applications now closed.

Aviva Investors Return to Work Programme – January 2019.  Applications now closed.  Register your interest in future programmes here

BBC Career Returners Programme – January 2019. Applications now closed. 

Deloitte Return to Work Programme – January 2019 intake (4 days per week).  Applications now closed. Register your interest for future programmes here

UK Returnships – Prior Years

Select the relevant year below to see the Returnship Programmes offered in the UK before 2019.

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