2021 Cross-Market Insurance Returners Programme

A collaboration between nine forward-thinking, inclusive insurance organisations.

This programme is supported by the Insurance Families Network, Chartered Insurance Institute and Lloyd’s of London.

“Lloyd’s is determined to sponsor gender balance across our market, and within the Corporation we are proud to have achieved gender parity at the leadership level. Having seen at first hand the benefits that gender balance brings, I am delighted to support this initiative”

Starting in September 2021, this six-month programme is aimed at anyone who’s taken a career break of 2 years or more and who wants to re-immerse themselves back into professional life.

Who Is It For?

This opportunity is aimed at women and men of all ages who have taken time out of work for at least 2 years. Perhaps you’ve been raising a family or caring for someone. Maybe you’ve put your career on hold to deal with a personal setback.

Now, although you may still have personal commitments to juggle, you feel ready to re-establish your career.

We’re looking for people who want to make the most of their professional expertise or leadership potential and who are able to return to their careers on a 3, 4 or 5 day a week basis.

How It Works

The Insurance Returners programme starts on 13th September 2021 and lasts for six months until 13th March 2022. You’ll be part of a cohort of fellow returners, working in one of the participating firms. These paid opportunities will give you the opportunity to put to use your past career expertise and to bring yourself back up to speed with the current market. As a fixed-term employee of the firm you will be eligible for benefits and holiday leave.

Whilst there is no guarantee, it is the goal of the programme that you will be able to secure a permanent position at the end of the six months.

Our mission is to ensure you feel supported and confident in returning to your career.

If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch

What Opportunities Exist?

The programme is seeking expressions of interest from people with the following backgrounds:

  • Actuarial
  • Claims
  • Underwriting
  • Broking
  • Risk, Compliance & Legal
  • Technology
  • Strategy, Consulting or Project Management with an Insurance Focus
  • Reinsurance
  • Operations
  • Client Advisors & Client Executives (Insurance)
  • Client Directors
  • Insurance Wording Specialists
  • Insurance Policy Reviewers
  • Exposure Management
  • Qualified Finance & Accounting
  • New BD/RFP

Please note the Technology and Accounting/Finance opportunities do not need insurance industry backgrounds.

Support on Offer

Throughout the programme you will be supported by Inclusivity, who are return to work specialists.

  • Prior to your week one you will join the cohort for pre-commencement training. This session is designed to place you in a position for a confident day 1, equipping you with the knowledge and insights on how to take control of your own success.
  • Also prior to week one, Inclusivity will deliver a training session with your line manager on how to best support a career returner, particularly in the early months.
  • During the programme you will receive 3 one to one coaching sessions with Inclusivity’s specialist return to work coaches. These sessions are designed to support you on an individual basis and to address any personal needs you may have.
  • During the programme each firm will supply you with a buddy and an internal mentor
  • And finally, you will be a part of a fabulous cohort of returners who will offer you support and friendship as you all embark on this new stage of your careers.

How To Apply

Inclusivity will review all applications and contact potential candidates to arrange an initial interview. Please note that interview slots can fill up fast so please try not to leave your application to the last few days.

Once Inclusivity has completed your interview, and ascertained suitability for the programme, then your details will be submitted to the individual firms in consideration for their opportunities. Interviews with the insurance firms will take place in June 2021.

To apply for any role in the programme you will need to:

  • Have taken a career break of at least 2 years
  • Have a keen interest in returning to work
  • Be able to undertake the role from September 2021 to March 2022
  • Demonstrate previous experience in a similar field with the required listed opportunity areas
  • Provide evidence of right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Be able to work for 3, 4 or 5 days per week

* A note on CVs – do not worry if it is not perfect. Inclusivity will support you to improve your CV before sending it to participating firms.