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Applications have now closed

Location: London

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?

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.


BNY Mellon

Fidelity International

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:

Any questions

See FAQs here.

If you have other questions on the programme itself please contact hazel@womenreturners.com.

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.