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Ready to get back to work after a career break? Use our resources and tips to help you plan your return.

Returning to work can be a daunting prospect. You may be feeling low in confidence and unsure about which way to go and how to find routes back into the workplace.

Structured returnships are an innovative way of bridging the gap and offer an effective transition for both the employing organisation and individual. Returnships are higher-level internships which act as a bridge back to senior roles for experienced professionals who have taken an extended career break. They are professionally paid short-term employment contracts, typically of 3 to 6 months, with a strong possibility of an ongoing role at the end of the programme. Participants take on commercially significant work based on their skills, interests and previous experience, obtaining a supported route back to a professional role.


Women Returners

Women Returners is an essential source of returnship and returner programme information, events, resources, return-to-work success stories and coaching support.


Cityflex advertises experienced-hire job opportunities where flexible working is available or open for discussion, spanning a range of City sectors and professions.


iRelaunch produces products and services for professionals seeking to return to work after a hiatus and for employers recruiting from this talent pool.


techUK has a dedicated Returners Hub with a range of free resources and dedicated tech returner programmes.

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