Virgin Money Re-Career Programme

Following its tremendous success in 2017, Virgin Money is delighted to announce its second ReCareer Programme, dedicated to talented professionals who are returning to work following a career break. 

What is the Virgin ReCareer Programme?

The 13-week Return to Work Programme is specifically designed to provide a supported route back to work for those returning to work after a career break of 18 months or longer. It is a 13-week paid professional internship. The programme is open to all and specifically aspires to encourage women back into the workforce after taking time out and who are now keen to return to their careers. 

In addition to joining a team and taking on a valuable and significant piece of work, the ReCareer Programme also incorporates tailored returner coaching, mentoring and induction to support you in your transition.  Technical training is provided to ensure you are up to speed on any industry or professional changes. There will be the opportunity to network internally with senior members of the organisation, and a buddying system to ensure your enjoyment of the programme.  Flexible working is available and it is the aim of the programme to offer you a permanent position at the end, although this is not guaranteed. There will be a one week break in the programme coinciding with the half-term school holiday.

About You

Have you been on an extended career break of 18 months or more and want to return to work? Do you feel that there is unfinished business with your career and are keen to reignite your ambitions? Do you have a university education or equivalent?

Virgin Money is seeking expression of interest from Career Returners with skill-sets in the following areas:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Technology, Data Analysis and Business Architecture
  • Risk and Compliance

Whilst we are specifically interested in these areas for our programme, we also welcome applications from Returners who have strong Banking and Finance experience gained in other disciplines to keep in mind for future opportunities.

Positions are on offer in both the Newcastle (Gosforth) and Edinburgh offices of Virgin Money.

About Virgin Money

At Virgin Money, our ambition is to build a bank that makes ‘everyone better off’.

We do this by delivering good value to our customers, treating colleagues well, making a positive contribution to society, building positive relationships with our partners and delivering sustainable profits to our shareholders.

With a powerful brand, strong balance sheet, customer-focused culture and an experienced team, we have created a business which delivers our unique approach to banking and financial services to 3.3 million customers.

Our people are essential to our success, and we can only achieve our ambition if we have a culture that attracts and nurtures the most skilled and committed individuals to share our purpose and reach their potential.  Diversity at all levels of the business remains a priority as we strive to ensure that those who work for our business reflect the customers we serve, enabling us to provide a relevant, practical and personal banking service.

Key Dates

You must be available on the following key dates:

10th July 2018 Insight & Assessment Day held in Newcastle

3rd & 4th Sept 2018 Virgin Money Induction

5th Sept 2018 Ignite Day.

A pre-commencement training & coaching day for selected programme participants.

11th Sept 2018 ReCareer Programme formally commences.

We are partnering with Inclusivity Partners and the Talent Keeper Specialist to deliver our programme.

Virgin Money ReCareer

Next Steps

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

If you have any further questions, feel free to call us on

020 3667 3377