Return to Work Programme 2020

Applications have now closed

Locations: London and Glasgow

Start date: February 2020

Programme: 12 week returnship

In today’s world, successful careers are fluid and often do not follow a traditional path. Morgan Stanley sees great potential in professionals who have taken a career break for two years or more and are now looking to re-engage and return to permanent employment.

Morgan Stanley is more than a leading financial services firm. With offices spanning 41 countries, their talented and passionate people bring excellence and integrity to everything they do. Their diverse employees work together, to deliver exceptional ideas and solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.

Morgan Stanley invites you to apply for the Return to Work programme, with opportunities available in London and Glasgow.

Morgan Stanley has demand for career-minded people to join their teams. Opportunities offer unrivalled scope for progression and training within a fast paced, meritocratic and constantly changing environment. They pride themselves on maintaining a culture which champions diversity, an inclusive environment for all, recognition and an opportunity to give back to communities through various local charity partnerships. 

Placement and Duration

The 12-week paid Return to Work programme will run from February 24 to May 15, 2020. The programme is an opportunity for experienced professionals to re-enter the workplace and continue their career in a high performing environment.

During the programme participants will work and network with colleagues and senior leaders from across the firm and receive training and support to refresh their skills, whilst working in one team. At the end of the programme participants will be ready to take the next step in their career, with the possibility of a permanent role at Morgan Stanley.

Placement on the programme is based on each applicant’s experience, skills and interests. 


Opportunities in London will be available across the firm in the following areas:

Revenue Divisions: Bank Resource Management, Fixed Income, Global Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Investment Management and Research

Infrastructure Divisions: Finance, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Operations, Marketing Risk Management and Technology


Opportunities will be available across the firm in Finance, Fund Services, Operations and Technology.

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Application Process and Deadlines

To learn more about the programme and to apply, please visit here

With any questions regarding the London programme, please e-mail Return to Work London

With any questions regarding the Glasgow programme, please e-mail Return to Work Glasgow.

The closing date for applications is 13 October 2019.

Morgan Stanley also encourage career returners to directly apply for permanent positions via Supported Hiring. For further information on the permanent opportunities available at Morgan Stanley please visit Morgan Stanley Experienced Professionals 

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer, working to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Their skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which they operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Their strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through their constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.