Diversity Project Cross-Company Returner Programme



Is the programme open to men as well as women?

Yes this programme is open to all genders

Does an 18-month career break mean that I can’t have worked at all for at least 18 months?

No. If you have been working on a small-scale or in a non-professional role to fit around family or other commitments, you are welcome to apply. The 18-month period covers the period up to the start of the programme in September 2024. Please clearly state your career break on your CV.

Can I apply from outside of the UK?

All roles are based across the UK and you must have the right to work in the UK for your application to be considered

Will the programme involve working from home?

Most organisations operate a hybrid working policy (working both from home and the office) and further details can be found in the individual advert or will be discussed at the interview process.

What types of flexible working are available during and after the programme?

Flexible working arrangements on offer will depend on each company and role

Can I apply to more than one of the participating companies?

You can apply to more than one participating company but please be targeted in your selection

Will you be running any cross company programmes after this one?

We intend to run a 2025 programme which will launch in January.  You can also find other returner opportunities here.

Is this a paid programme?

Yes, roles will be paid at a suitable professional level

I’d like to work for one of the companies, but my area of expertise isn’t listed. Should I apply anyway?

First look at the other participating companies to see if your skills and experience are a better fit. If not, you can check suitability of other open returner programmes here.

Do I need to attend the April insight event in order to apply?

No, you do not need to attend the insight event to apply

How do I apply?

You will find details on how to apply to each company at the bottom of their specific programme adverts.

For queries on specific company placements, please contact the individual company via the email on their advert.

If you have any other questions on the programme which are not covered here, please contact saira@womenreturners.com