Return to Work Programmes – 2020

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

Below is the list of all Return to Work Programmes offered in 2020.  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. Contact us at hello@runnethlondon.com to let us know about additions or corrections to the list.

Returnships offered by UK employers for 2020 (to date):

Morgan Sindall Returnship Programme 2020 A three month return to work programme for people who have had a minimum 18 month voluntary career break, either with a background in construction and infrastructure or an interest in the sector and with relevant transferrable skills.  Opportunities are available at Morgan Sindall offices in Rugby, London, Birmingham, Leicester, Southampton, Glasgow, Manchester, Cumbria and many more UK locations.  The programme offers the opportunity for a phased return, starting with a minimum 3 days per week and building up to 5 days in the last month of the programme. Applications close 15 February 2020. For more details and how to apply visit the Morgan Sindall returners webpage

UBS Career Comeback Programme 2020 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 close 15 February 2020.  For more details and to apply visit the UBS website

BlackRock London Returners Programme 2020  A six month return to work programme, based in London, for up to 5 individuals with experience in Investment Management or broader Financial Services.  Open to applicants with a minimum 18 month career break (or those have worked in other industries), with no upper career break limit. The programme commences in April 2020, and application close 2 February 2020. More details and how to apply here (enter ‘London Returners Programme’ into the search bar)

This BlackRock returnship is part of a Savings & Investments industry-wide cross-company programme being run by the DiversityProject and Women Returners, with return to work programmes also being offered by BNY Mellon, Fidelity Investments, Legal & General Investment Management, Schroders, State Street Global Advisory and Willis Towers Watson.  More details about this industry-wide initiative, and some useful returner videos as well as an overview of returner activities across the industry, visit the DiversityProject website.

Credit Suisse Real Returns Program A 12 week returnship programme, based in London, for experienced professionals.  The return to work programme commences in March 2020, with applications open until 8 November 2019.  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.  Applications for this fellowship are usually open twice each year, in April and October. Applications for the the next round close on 15 April 2020. More details and how to apply here

Barclays Encore! Returnship Programme A 12 week London-based programme commencing on 14th January 2020, for individuals with a career break of at least one year.  Roles are available in Risk, Private Banking and Investment Banking (including Research, Banking and Markets).  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 January 2020. Applications are now closed.

Creative Equals CreativeComeback Programme  The 8 day CreativeComeback Programme will be run in March 2020. More details and how to apply here

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).

UK Returnships – Prior Years

Select the relevant year below to see the Returnship Programmes offered in the UK before 2020.

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