Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme

Launch Events

Are you looking for a route back to work after a career break?

Women Returners is delighted to announce the January 2018 launch events for our Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme. Join us in Edinburgh or Glasgow for a morning of inspiration, support, information gathering, and networking, specifically designed for women professionals in Scotland who want to return to work after a long career break. Spaces are limited so reserve your free ticket now.

About the Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme

We are working with leading Scottish employers to create paid returnship opportunities starting on 16/17 April 2018 for 3 months. Opportunities will be available in Edinburgh, Glasgow and surrounding areas including Stirling. Participating companies are: Blackrock, BNP Paribas Securities Services, CYBG, Hymans Robertson, Incremental Group, Independent Women, Mazars UK, Mearns & Company, M&G Prudential, PGDS (Prudential), RBS Group, Standard Life Aberdeen and TSB. During the returnship programme successful applicants will receive full transition support including group returner coaching from Women Returners, an internal mentor as well as peer support from other returners. The programme is funded by the Scottish Government’s Returners Fund, supporting women back to work following a career break.

The application process is now live, click here for details: Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme.  

About the Launch Events

We are hosting 2 launch events, one in Edinburgh on 17 January 2018 and one in Glasgow on 18 January 2018.

What will you get out of the day?

Who should attend?

The event is targeted at women with a professional background who have taken an extended career break (over 18 months) and who now want to get back into the workforce using their professional skills and experience.  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. You could be at any stage of the return-to-work journey.

Note: This event is not targeted at employers, recruitment agencies or coaches.

Where and when?


Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Timing: 9.45am to 1pm
Venue: Standard Life Aberdeen, 30 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2DH

Find out about placement opportunities available with Blackrock, Independent Women, Mazars UK, Mearns and Company, M&G Prudential, RBS Group, Standard Life Aberdeen and TSB.


Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Timing: 9.45am to 1pm

Venue: Tontine Building, 20 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES

Find out about placement opportunities available with BNP Paribas Securities, CYBG, Hymans Robertson, Incremental Group, Mazars UK, M&G Prudential and Prudential PGDS.

Booking your ticket

Our events are free to attend and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Book your ticket on Eventbrite now:

Click here to apply for Edinburgh

Click here to apply for Glasgow

With any questions please email Hazel at

We look forward to seeing you on 17-18 January!

Thanks to Standard Life Aberdeen for hosting our Edinburgh event.

Thanks to Incremental Group for hosting our Glasgow event.