UK Returning Talent Programme 2018

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is now welcoming applications for its eighth UK Returning Talent programme. Individuals who have been out of work for 12 months or longer (former stay-at-home parents or carers, or someone who has chosen to take a career break, for example), are invited to apply via the company’s Careers site. The application closing date is 15 December 2017.

The Bank is looking to attract individuals from a financial services background in areas such as Sales, Trading, Structuring and Research, Banking Operations, Technology, Finance, Project and Change management, to fill several London-based positions.

Following the success of earlier offerings, the 2018 programme commences with a conference (5 February 2018) giving 50 participants the opportunity to explore the changing workplace and begin to plan their return through a number value-added coaching workshops, speaker sessions and networking opportunities. Participants will also gain insight into Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a potential employer.

25 attendees will then be selected to attend two full-day workshops (21 and 23 February 2018), designed to support a transition back to work; offer practical guidance on focusing and managing a career search; provide interview skills sessions and insights into balancing work and home lives; and access to executive coaching. There will also be opportunities be numerous opportunities to network with bank employees. All sessions will be hosted at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s City offices.

Dates and Application Process

Click here to complete the application form and attach your CV by 15 December 2017. Please state that you heard about the programme via Women Returners.

With any queries please email

About Returning Talent

Six years ago, Bank of America Merrill Lynch pioneered one of the first returner programmes for experienced professionals. Since then the programme has been expanded with sessions now running in Chester and Dublin too. More than 300 people have taken part in this initiative, with many going on to secure roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch or at other firms. The company’s progress in this area, as well as its ongoing commitment to develop female talent, won it the 2015 Working Mums Top Employer Award for Career Progression. Building on this achievement, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named the World’s Best Bank for Diversity, 2016 in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence and in March this year, the company further pledged its commitment to diversity by signing the HMT Women in Finance Charter.

Sara Koodoruth, Compensation Consultant, EMEA






“Returning Talent was a fantastic opportunity for me to take the necessary steps towards reigniting my career after taking an extended break to raise my children. It was refreshing to meet like-minded people in a similar position to me. The workshop facilitators offered excellent advice on how to identify my transferable skills, play to my strengths and realise that taking a career break can be extremely positive.”
Jo Vale, Business Analyst, Global Markets Operations Technology, EMEA 




“It was only when I was browsing the Women Returners website and came across BofAML’s Returning Talent programme that doors started to open – they were genuinely interested in what I had to offer and they rightly saw my career break as a positive, not a negative aspect. The Returning Talent conference provided a relaxed, sociable and enjoyable environment, which encouraged me to be confident in myself and focus on my past achievements in the knowledge that my skills could easily be transferred into a new role.”

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 47 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,500 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with approximately 34 million active users, including approximately 24 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.