Applications have now closed
Programme: 6-month cross-company returnship
Start Date: 27 April 2020
Women Returners is partnering with the Diversity Project, an industry-led initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings and Investment sector, to launch the Diversity Project: Cross-Company Returner Programme, an exciting new returnship in London. Participating employers are BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Fidelity International, Legal and General Investment Management, Schroders, State Street Global Advisors and Willis Towers Watson.
The programme will run for 6 months, starting on 27 April 2020. It is targeted at experienced professionals looking to return to work after an extended career break of 18 months or more (as at April 2020) who are interested in working within the Savings and Investment Sector.
You can find out more about this programme by attending our Launch Event in London on 15 January 2020 (the event is full but you can sign up on the waiting list). Details on the launch event are here. However, you do not need to attend the launch event to apply for the programme.
How will you benefit from the programme?
- The programme offers a professionally-paid placement of 6 months, from April to October 2020. Positions are for professional level roles with a range of roles and areas available.
- The programme will provide you with updated skills, knowledge and experience, and the strong likelihood of permanent employment at the end of the programme.
- You will receive internal mentoring and a buddy, together with coaching support from Women Returners to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace. As coaching support will be delivered centrally for all employers, you will benefit from a large supportive peer network of like-minded people.
- Flexible working options may be available during and after the programme depending on the employer organisation and the role.
Who are they looking for?
Individuals with a financial services background who have taken a career break of 18 months or more (as at April 2020). You may have taken time out to look after children or elderly/sick relatives, for relocation, for a personal health issue or for other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years. Each company will have different additional criteria as the experience and skills they are looking for, according to the roles available.
How to apply
Apply directly to the participating company/companies you are interested in using the links below. The closing date for applications is 2 February 2020.
Legal and General Investment Management
State Street Global Advisors
Willis Towers Watson
What is the recruitment process?
The programme is now open for applications with a closing date of 2 February 2020. The recruitment process is:
- Stage 1: Send CV & cover letter to the company you are interested in
- Stage 2: (possible) Have a telephone screening interview
- Stage 3: Attend a cross-company assessment day in London in February 2020. If you have applied to more than 1 company we will attempt to schedule your interviews on the same day, but this is not guaranteed
See FAQs here.
If you have other questions on the programme itself please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Diversity Project
The Diversity Project is an industry-led cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings and Investment sector. The participating firms believe that there is an extraordinary opportunity to press the re-set button in the industry: to recruit, nurture and retain the first truly diverse generation of Savings and Investment professionals.
Diversity is not only their social obligation, it’s a business imperative.