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 to let us know about additions or corrections to the list.

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

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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