Location: UK/Ireland: Virtual (for opportunities in London and Dublin)

Opportunity: Launch Event for 6-month returnship starting October 2022

Date: 18 May 2022 (10am to 12.30pm)

Apply by: 16 May 2022 (9am)

Applications are now closed

Avanade is excited to be partnering for a second year with Women Returners to host an online launch event for their Reignite Returners Programme, for professionals returning to work after a career break of two or more years.

This event is targeted at anyone interested in potentially applying for the Avanade returners programme. Avanade hopes to introduce you to business leaders and those who joined the programme last year. They will provide further detail about the organisation and roles available and you will also get to hear from Women Returners during a return to work support workshop to support your application.

The programme will open for applications on 18 May.

About Avanade

Avanade is one of the world’s leading IT consultancies. Owned by Accenture and Microsoft, their 50,000 people globally strive to make a genuine human impact and are transforming businesses for the digital era.

Avanade was born as a joint venture company between Microsoft and Accenture in 2000 – the middle of the dot.com boom. 50,000 employees globally, today they are the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem.

Their enthusiasm for each other and their work has and continues to take them far. Avanade has 32,000 Microsoft certifications and have been named Microsoft Alliance SI Partner of the Year 15 times.

Is this event a good fit for me?

To be eligible to attend, you will have:

  • Had a career break for 2 years or more. Perhaps you have taken time out to look after children or elderly family members, for relocation or for other reasons. During your career break you may have worked on a small-scale basis, or not worked at all.
  • An interest and previous experience in technology, relevant to one or more of the business areas detailed below.
  • An interest in joining the Avanade Reignite Returners Programme.
  • The right to work in the UK.

Learn more about the Reignite Returners Programme

The Avanade Reignite Returners Programme offers a paid placement of 6 months with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the programme. The programme will start in October 2022.

The roles will be based in Avanade’s London Cannon Street office and will require some UK based travel. There are also roles in Ireland, Dublin.

Avanade has a flexible approach to working. It is based on a fundamental principle of choice where the decision as to where you work will not be prescribed day to day but will be one that they empower their employees to make in partnership with their teams to ensure that they are in the best place to do their work for their clients, Avanade and themselves.

What will I receive as part of the Reignite programme?

  • A tailored induction to Avanade
  • Coaching sessions delivered by Women Returners
  • An opportunity to work on ground-breaking transformation projects
  • Access to technical skills and soft skills training to ensure you are well equipped to make an impact
  • A mentor who will accompany you through the programme
  • A buddy who will ensure you transition well into the new role and team

What roles and business areas are on offer?

Avanade has a range of roles and opportunities available for experienced professionals. They are looking for candidates with superb communication and problem-solving skills. You may have experience in one or more of the following business areas below. Note: applications are not limited to only these, do contact them with any questions on this.

Strategy Consulting (known as Advisory at Avanade)

The Advisory team consists of 3 integrated capabilities: Business, Technology and Organisational Change Transformation. The Advisory team aims to help solve their customer’s modern business challenges with a customer centric and industry orientated conversation.

Members of this team help their customers understand and quantify their challenges through discovery and assessment workshops and interviews. They help their customers build a business case for change, envision the future and support them in planning a transformation roadmap to deliver this. They work with other Avanade Talent Communities to realise these plans and help their customers get the most out of their investments in Technology and People.

Business Applications

As the market leader for Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementations and solutions, they are helping organisations rethink how to get more from their technology investment. They offer strategic advice and technology solutions that span sales and marketing, intelligent customer services, connected field service, modern finance and operations and e-commerce. With powerful partnership, such as Microsoft and Accenture and access to unique industry business process modelling tools, you’ll be supported throughout your career and empowered by being part of a collaborative, dynamic and successful team.

Programme and Project Management (known as Delivery Management at Avanade)

Avanade’s Programme and Project management team is made up of delivery leads and project managers who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They are all brought together by their passion for delivering technology and managing client relationships to a high standard.

The team is responsible for managing the whole delivery lifecycle from mobilisation to lessons learned, ensuring that the client gets the solution that they signed up for. The majority of their work is around managing the client relationships and that includes their internal client, Avanade. They have a global support and development network that ensures that their people are trained and certified to deliver at all levels and that there is a clear career path from consultant to Executive.

How to register for the event

Use this link and provide the requested information: Avanade Reignite Launch Event

Successful applicants will receive an email confirming they have a place.  Places are limited so please register early.

Registrations will close 16 May 2022 at 9am. Please email  Isabelle.a.fernandes@avanade.com if you have any questions.

Applications for the Reignite Returner Programme 2022 will open on 18 May, 2022.

You do not have to attend the Launch Event to apply to the Reignite Programme.