Standard Life Returner Programme

As part of Standard Life Aberdeen Group, Standard Life is the pensions and savings business that continues to build on nearly two centuries of success. They remain focused on achieving their ambition to be their customers’ first choice for their life savings.

Standard Life is part of a leading global investment company; they are driven to be world class in everything they do. For them, this starts with their people. Standard Life offers rewarding career paths at all levels and is delighted to partner with Women Returners as part of this cross company Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme funded by the Scottish Government. The 3 month paid placements will be based at their Global headquarters in Edinburgh. Standard Life is looking for experienced professional women looking to return to employment after an extended career break.

How will you benefit from the programme?

Alongside the programme of support and coaching offered by Women Returners, Standard Life will match you with a buddy who will be on hand to offer day-to-day support as well as a mentor to support your ongoing development. Joining Standard Life will give you the opportunity to expand your professional network through working with seasoned professionals across the business. As well as on the job learning, as a Standard Life Employee you will have access to a wealth of learning and development resources. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with Standard Life’s many employee led networks such as the women’s development network and carers network, providing a sense of community support within the organisation.

Who are they looking for?

Standard Life is looking for talented professionals with significant experience in either a Finance or IT related role.  Applicants must have taken a career break of 18 months or more and be available to start on 16 April 2018. Standard Life is happy to discuss flexible working.

About Standard Life

For almost 200 years, Standard Life has aimed to meet the changing needs of people looking to save for their future and today they have around 4.5 million customers. They enjoy a leading position in the UK pensions and savings industry as a result of their investment in distribution, product and service innovation.

The company culture provides an environment where everyone is valued, respected and included. Employees are encouraged to be themselves at work, are engaged and high performing, and this helps the company to deliver a great customer experience. Discover more about Standard Life here

Standard Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

Application Process

Stage 1: Click here to apply

Stage 2: Interview at Women Returners Assessment Day

Application closing date is 4th February 2018.

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