Women Returners Scotland


Following the success of our Returners to Financial Services Scotland programme which launched earlier this year, we have received additional Scottish Government funding from the Workplace Equality Fund to run a wider Business Services sector programme.  This programme will start in November 2018 and will run for 16 weeks.  More details can be found here.

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.

Hazel Little  is our Edinburgh-based Coaching and Relationship Manager. She is currently project managing the Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme.

Women Returners in the News in Scotland

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

Support & Inspiration

Get free practical advice & psychological insight

Get individual coaching support

Be inspired by our success stories

Find out about specialised recruitment agencies and other return-to-work resources


Webinars and Women Returners Events in England

Watch this space for future events in Scotland

29 Nov 2016: Women Returners Scotland launch event, Edinburgh, hosted by Standard Life.


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