Women Returners Scotland

Scotland News

Returners to Financial Services Scotland 2019

Following the success of our Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme 2018, we are delighted to partner with BlackRock, CYBG, Hymans Robertson, Incremental Group, RBS and TSB to deliver our second financial services cross-company programme in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This programme will start in September 2019 and will run for 5 months. More details on the programme can be found here.

Success for Returners to Finance, Legal and FinTech programme

Our Returners to Finance, Legal and FinTech programme in Glasgow and Edinburgh provided 16-week placements with Barclays, Burness Paull, Computershare, Dentons, Grant Thornton and Kames Capital. The programme was funded by the Workplace Equality Fund. You can read about the success of the programme from Computershare here  and also from Gillian Forrest’s placement with Grant Thornton here.

Women Returners Scotland

Hazel Little  is our Edinburgh-based Coaching and Programme Manager.

We are delighted to be able to support returners in Scotland with advice, information and personal coaching support to help you to get back into a fulfilling role that fits with your life.

We also provide an access point for Scotland-based employers wishing to hire returning professionals and are creating supported routes back to work for returners. If you are a Scottish based employer interested in tapping into this talent pool, read about how we partner with you on Women Returners for Employers.

Women Returners in the News in Scotland

Returners at Computershare, The Edinburgh Reporter, 4 March 2019

New scheme to help female workers return to a career in financial services The Scotsman 12 Jan 2018

Placement Scheme for Career Break Women. BBC News, 15 September 2017

Financial Services Placement Scheme. BBC Radio, Good Morning Scotland (2h 46m) , 15 September 2017

Women on career breaks urged to consider ‘returnships’, Insider Business, 15 September 2017

Women returning from career break encouraged to apply for new scheme, Aberdeen Evening Express, 15 September 2017

Women returning from career break encouraged to apply for new scheme, Press & Journal, 15 September 2017

Returning to Work – how Women Returners make a difference. ICAEW, 12 September 2017

Scottish Government contributing £185,000 to help mothers into work. The Herald Scotland, 12 August 2017

Returnships feature, BBC Radio Scotland, 29 May 2017

Balfour Beatty joins ‘returnships’ revolution, The Scotsman, 17 November 2016

Back on the Ladder. Edinburgh Evening News, 13 October 2016

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27 March 2019 12.30-1.30pmHow to win at interview Free webinar hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV.

1 April 2019 Returners to Financial Services Launch Event, Edinburgh. Hosted by Hymans Robertson

13 May 2019 Women Returners Conference, Rooms on Regents Park, London. Our Flagship Back to Your Future Conference. A motivational day packed with return-to-work advice, support and inspiration and the opportunity to meet informally with employers and other like-minded women. Ticket sales are now open, with the Early Bird rate open until 1 April 2019.