Wondering whether a Returner Programme is for you? Will it fit in with your other commitments and are you ready to take a leap into a new career path? At Inclusivity we know there are many worries people have surrounding going back to work and whether it will work for you as an individual. It’s why we love to share stories of those who have returned to their careers successfully. Read more
Nine leading insurance industry businesses announced the creation of a program in the UK that will enable “career-break” professionals to return to work.
The program will enable participating firms to tap into the “forgotten army” of experienced women who are ready to return to work after a career break, said Stephanie Dillon, founder of Inclusivity Partners, the organization delivering this program. Read more
Industry backs returners programme to support ‘career break’ insurance women
Insurers and brokers have backed a programme which will allow women and men who have taken a career break to return to the industry.
The programme, which is open to applicants now, will offer successful candidates a six-month paid placement at one of the participating organisations and one-to-one specialist training. Read more
(and things to consider next time!)
Returner programmes are becoming increasingly popular. Rightly so when one considers the enormous amount of talent estimated to be ready to reignite their career yet lacking in ways to access employment. PWC’s 2016 report titled the £1billion potential of Women Returners highlighted that a suspected 427,000 highly qualified women are currently on career breaks and ready to return. More and more companies are putting in place Returner programmes which is heartening to see but feedback from participants is that not all are set up for success.
According to our Chancellor Rishi Sunak, there is a possibility our economy might shrink by 35 per cent due to the Coronavirus and its impact, with up to two million people in the UK losing their jobs. Being out of work and trying to find a job in a run-of-the-mill recession is tough enough, but […]
Over the last four years, Inclusivity has been fortunate enough to partner with some exceptional clients to deliver Returner programmes and we are proud of the success these programmes have delivered. Below are the key characteristics we’ve identified in what makes an organisation ready and able to deliver an exceptional returner programme.
Nowadays parents constantly face the juggle of trying to ‘have it all’, a happy family life alongside a successful career, with many (women in particular) feeling that ultimate dream is beyond them. The worry of childcare and stress of finding flexible employment means many parents end up getting off their career ladder and staying at home with the children in their formative years.
Have you ever wondered how to return to work after an extended career break? Has it seemed like an impossible dream to step back into a corporate career if you’ve been at home looking after children, been made redundant or taken time off to care for a relative?
Virgin Money has wholeheartedly embraced a supported route back to work for a second year running with the Virgin Money 13 week ReCareer programme aimed at anyone who has been out of work for 18 months or more. Susan Mather, a stay at home mum for four years, can certainly testify following her successful application to the programme in 2017.
There is certainly a lot of buzz around the recently launched Virgin Money’s ReCareer programme, now in its second successful year. For anyone who has been out of work for an extended period of time and is wondering how on earth they are going to step back into the corporate world, the ReCareer programme might seem a little too good to be true.
However, what you see is what you get with Virgin Money. They really are passionate about giving professionals a supported route back to work, as Judith Bradbury, a self-confessed unintentional stay-at-home mum found in 2017 when she became a successful graduate of the scheme.
In 2017, Virgin Money successfully launched their first return to work career programme aimed at professionals who had been out of work for 18 months or more.
This year, the same programme is back by popular demand. The Virgin Money ReCareer programme is already causing quite a stir and so it should. With Virgin Money being committed to providing a supported route back to work, we caught up with one of the successful applicants from last year to hear more about her experience and why she would recommend applying for the scheme.