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Career Returners 2018

Applications for returnship opportunities have closed

Location: Slough, London, Leeds, Preston Brook
Start date: October 2018 (returnship); various (supported hiring)
Programme: 14 week returnship + supported hiring roles

Looking for more than just a job? A place with more perks, support and possibilities? Then get ready to enjoy more of what you need, want and love. You’ll find things personally rewarding and you’ll be generously rewarded. 

O2 has launched their third O2 Career Returners Programme for professionals who are ready to re-start their careers after an extended career break of 2 or more years. The paid 14 week programme starts in October 2018 and the closing date for applications is 12 July 2018. Most roles will be based in their Slough head office but they also have a few opportunities in London and in their Leeds and Preston Brook offices. Alongside this 14 week returnship, they’re offering a selection of supported hiring opportunities for permanent roles.

See Clare’s story and Liz’s story to read about the experiences of two previous Career Returners participants.

What are they offering?

On the programme you’ll receive mentoring, coaching support from Women Returners, training and an opportunity to network. Their internal resources will help refresh your knowledge and will get you up to speed with their systems. This support will help you get back in the swing of things so at the end of the programme you’ll be perfectly placed to apply for permanent or interim roles with O2. They’re open to applications from people who are looking for full time roles or 4 days a week, and as an organisation are flexible in their working patterns.

What are they looking for?

What can you do for O2?

Returnship Opportunities

In Operations they’re looking for:

In Sales they’re looking for:

At giffgaff they’re looking for:

Technology and Operations – Their Software Development Engineers (React and Java), Application Security Engineers, Scrum masters and Data Engineers are embedded into one of their cross-functional agile product teams. In these roles you’ll work on a wide variety of creative technical solutions that combined create their unique member experience.

Commerce – UX Architects / Designers are a core part of their agile product team.  You’ll help them to design and translate problem statements into compelling and meaningful experiences for their members.

Giffgaff is a little different to your `normal` telecoms company. It’s a mobile business owned by Telefonica, but is run by its members. They want people to love what they do and love what giffgaff is all about. It’s important to feel that way, especially in this energetic and competitive market.

Supported Hiring Opportunities

O2 also has opportunities across their business to come directly into sales, operations and head office permanent roles, with coaching support from Women Returners. If you’re looking to return directly into any of the following areas, they would like to hear from you:

To Apply

Please click the link below to apply for the 14 week returners programme or/and the supported hiring roles. Please mention that you heard of the opportunity through Women Returners and don’t forget to CLEARLY show your career break on your CV.

Apply Here

Apply for the 14 week programme by 12 July 2018. Assessment days will run in early-mid July in Slough at O2’s Bath Road offices. Applications for the supported hiring role will operate on a rolling basis – apply asap.

With any queries please email: ResourceTUK@o2.com