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One of the aims of the Diversity Project is to support individuals who have taken an extended career break return to the workplace.

Career breaks can be taken for a number of reasons, to look after a young family, provide elderly care, for health reasons, travel, volunteering, study or just time out.

We recognise that the journey back to work can be daunting. Increasingly, a number of our investment firms offer exciting and fulfilling opportunities for returning professionals.

Explore the opportunities to return to work, learn new skills and perhaps explore a new career path

Supported hiring programmes or initiatives bring returners directly into permanent roles with support. Returnships* are paid internships for returning professionals. Opportunities are open to both women and men. Firms are happy to talk flexible working.

Meet the returners who have shared their stories

Véronique Chapplow

Investment Specialist, M&G Investments

Rachel Harris

Client Portfolio Manager, Janus Henderson Investors

Tara Nelson

Assistant Company Secretary, M&G Investments

Anna Strillacci

Director, Bond Syndicate, Lloyds Bank

Sarah Totham

Director of Talent and Organisational Development, Legal & General

Philippa Deane

Executive Search Manager, M&G Investments

Craig Gregory

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Michael Pengelly

FMA – Team Leader

Clare Taylor

Fixed Income Training and Competency Coordinator, M&G Investments

Have you got a returner story to share? If you would like to share or discuss with us, get in touch at: [email protected].

Supported by

Returner support

Successful candidates will receive tailored support, which may include coaching, mentoring, networking and other learning opportunities. Firms will discuss the options available to you during the hiring process.

In the news

'Restart' scheme launches to help more women return to the investment industry, Investment Week, 25 August 2017

BBC Breakfast video on returnships, 29 May 2017.

Returnships Feature BBC Radio 4 PM, 13 June 2017

Happy return: One woman’s journey back to the City Financial News 16 February 2017

The rise of the midlife 'returnship' The Sunday Telegraph, 5 February 2017

Useful resources

Below are useful resources we feel you will find beneficial:

Women Returners Professional Network

The Return Hub

Women Returners Returner Programme Dictionary

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