Location: UK: London

Opportunity: 6-month returnship

Dates:  Returnship starts September 2021

Apply by:  30 May 2021

Applications have now closed

Avanade is excited to be partnering with Women Returners to launch their first Reignite Returner Programme. They are passionate about supporting talented individuals back into the workplace and like the energy that comes with innovating and interacting with people who may approach things from a different angle.

The programme is for professionals who are looking to re-start their careers after a career break of 2 or more years. During this time, you may have worked on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Their professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a human impact on their clients, their customers and their employees.

Avanade is the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 38,000 professionals in 25 countries, bringing clients their best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which they operate.

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. For more information see: Avanade Careers

About the Reignite Returner Programme 

The Avanade Reignite Returner 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 September 2021. The roles will be based in Avanade’s London office and will require UK based travel.  Typically, consultants spend 3 to 4 days a week on client site.

As part of the returner programme you will receive:

  • A tailored induction to Avanade
  • Career Returner 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 Avanade is looking for

Avanade has a range of roles available for experienced professionals. They are looking for candidates with superb communication and problem-solving skills with experience in one or more of the following business areas:

Advisory (Management Consulting)

The Advisory Talent Community 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.


As the market leader for D365 implementations and solutions, Avanade is 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 ecommerce. 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.


Avanade’s Delivery Management Talent Community is made up of delivery leads, project managers and DMO resources 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 delivery 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.

To apply for the Reignite Returner Programme

Please visit here to upload your CV and cover letter.  You are welcome to share details of any activiites undertaken during your break.  In your cover letter please outline:

  • your motivations for applying for Avanade’s Reignite Returner Programme
  • your relevant experience
  • the team(s) you are most interested in
  • the dates of your career break

The deadline for applications is 30 May 2021.  Interviews will be held in June.

Please email alice.jablonski@avanade.com if you have any questions.

If you have previously applied for the Reignite Returner Programme in 2020, which was put on hold, Avanade will be in touch via email.