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Returnships arrive in the UK: Credit Suisse Real Returns

We talked about the mutual benefits of returning professional internships (returnships) for returners and employers back in November. At that time we couldn’t identify any UK initiatives – all were US/India based. So we are delighted to report that the first UK returnship has just been launched by Credit Suisse in London – hopefully the first of many.

Real Returns: Restart Your Career At Credit Suisse

The Real Returns programme will run for 8-10 weeks starting on April 28th 2014 and is aimed at experienced professionals returning to the workplace after an extended absence.┬áThe application deadline is February 21st 2014 so if you’re interested, you’ll need to get an application in quickly.

The programme includes:

  • A short-term project-based assignment, working on an important initiative in one of the business areas. Projects will be based on your experience, interests and skills set
  • A series of orientation/training events
  • A programme mentor and a day-to-day project manager
  • The opportunity to broaden your network within your business area and to participate in events hosted by the bank’s diversity networks, including the EMEA Women’s Network and Family Network
For more information, including details of how to apply see: