RBS Comeback Programme 2019

Location: Edinburgh

Start date: September 2019

Programme: 5 month paid placement (Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme)

If you’ve been taking time out of your career, RBS 2019 Comeback Programme is a chance to take on a paid work placement in their Technology or Data & Analytics business, giving you useful coaching and an array of networking opportunities while bringing your experience right up to date.

The five month paid placement starts in September 2019 in partnership with Women Returners, and is part of the cross company Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme.

Technology and Data & Analytics are both incredibly varied and busy areas of their business, and being here will highlight a wealth of potential opportunities, and may lead to the opportunity to apply for a permanent role. The placements are designed to provide a work environment that enables you to balance a successful career and life balance, and are based at their prestigious Gogarburn campus close to Edinburgh airport.

What you’ll do

RBS is offering hands-on experience, in a business area responsible for transforming the way they work across the bank. Depending on your background there three possible returnships available, across agile, technology, and data.

Your experiences on the programme might include:

As part of the Comeback Programme you’ll be supported with a range of training opportunities, as well as personalised and group coaching and seminars. You’ll have a dedicated mentor during the programme, and will have the opportunity to join networking events with their employee-led networks to gain exposure to senior leaders, and broaden your internal connections. Coaching is delivered centrally, so you’ll benefit from a large supportive peer network.

Alongside the technical training specific to your placement, you’ll also receive coaching support from Women Returners to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace.

The skills you’ll need

To be eligible to apply you’ll need to have been out of work for at least 18 months by the time the programme starts in September 2019, and they’re looking for people who have worked as a functional expert or as a manager at a senior level in a technology, data or IT environment.

For the agile returnship, you’ll have:

A basic understanding of the agile manifesto and principles, scrum adoption, and modern development practices and tools would also be welcome.

Technical returners will bring:

Experience in project working and commercial development processes would also be a bonus, particularly if you’ve worked with agile methodologies.


At RBS, they want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, they’ll do everything they can to support you. As part of this commitment, they offer flexible working options for some of their roles – find out more.

How to apply

To apply to RBS, please click here.

The closing date has been extended to 12 May 2019.

With any questions relating specifically to RBS, please email fiona.main@rbs.co.uk

With any questions relating to the overall programme, please email Hazel@womenreturners.com