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Return to Work Programme

Frequently asked questions

Intrigued by the opportunity of Return to Work? Want to clarify a thing or two? You should find most of the answers you’re looking for here. But do feel free to contact us if there’s more you need to know before you apply.

2017 Return to Work programme

Applications are now closed for our 2017 programme. To receive news and updates about future programmes, please register your details here.

Who can apply for the Return to Work programme?

You must have:

  • taken a voluntary career break of two or more years
  • a keen interest in returning to work
  • five or more years’ experience within professional services or industry
  • the right to work in the UK 
  • availability from 18 September 2017 for 20 to 25 weeks

How do I apply?

You’ll need to supply your CV as part of your application. Please include details of your career break (including relevant dates) so it’s clear that you’re eligible and we can see what extra dimension your time away has added.

What happens next?

If your application’s successful, we’ll be in touch to let you know the next steps.
Based on previous years, we expect to receive a huge number of applications. So we hope you understand that we’ll only be able to contact successful candidates in person.

Is my career break valid?

Many on our Return to Work programme are women restarting their careers after having children. But the programme is open to anyone, male or female, who’s taken a voluntary career break of two years or more.

You might have taken time out to care for a relative, to do voluntary work, or to explore the world travelling. Every kind of break will be considered. We’ll want to hear all about how your change in lifestyle has made you a more mature and rounded person.

What kind of work will I do?

It depends on the area of our business you join and your grade. Whatever your role, you’ll be working on projects that make a genuine difference to our clients.

Will I receive a salary?

Yes. This is a paid programme. You’ll get a salary and benefits package in line with our permanent roles, depending on your level and the area of our business you join.

Where will I be based?

Following the success of our London programme over the past two years, we’re now extending Return to Work to our regional offices. So you could be based either in London or an office closer to home. The roles available in each location may vary, depending on business need.

Will I need to travel?

Group sessions may be held in London, so you might be asked to travel as part of the programme. Some roles may mean travelling further afield too. If that’s the case, it will be clear from the specific job description.

What days will I work?

The programme is four days a week, typically Monday to Thursday, with Friday as the non-working day. We may consider another arrangement, providing it’s not less than four days and doesn’t affect group training sessions or client needs.

When do I start?

The programme starts on 18 September 2017 – after schools go back – and typically lasts 20 weeks. Although for some roles, where projects last longer, this may be extended to 25 weeks.

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