Location: London (the programme may start virtually)

Opportunity: 6-month returnship

Date: Starting Sept 2021

Closing Date: 31 May 2021 

**Now closed for applications**

BlackRock is delighted to partner with Women Returners on the London Returners Programme, as they believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for their employees and a greater experience for their diversified global client base.

BlackRock is looking for candidates with prior experience in Investment Management or broader Financial Services, who have had a career break outside of Industry of at least 18 months (with no upper limit). You must have the rights to work in the UK to apply for the programme.

About the BlackRock London Returners Programme

The programme is designed to encourage and support a return to full-time work for up to ten experienced candidates through a six-month paid returnship starting in September 2021. They are seeking experienced individuals who are client orientated and passionate about performance, who display collaborative and innovative mindsets, and bring an eclectic set of proficiencies to the workplace; prioritisation, analytical and organisational skills amongst others.

How will BlackRock support your return to work?

To fully support candidates in their transition back to full time work, they will provide an internal mentor and a buddy for your day to day questions. They offer a variety of internal networking groups, including a Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) to help you integrate into the business and culture. You will also benefit from the Returners Coaching Programme provided by Women Returners as well as a peer support group of other returners.

BlackRock is serious about their people and offer flexible working patterns, flexible time off, collaborative working spaces and a growing number of other benefits.

You can read about Sophie’s return to work with BlackRock here.

Examples of BlackRock divisions keen to support a Returner


At BlackRock, they strive to help investors build sound financial futures. That’s why they offer iShares ETFs, a flexible and low-cost way to tap into the potential of the market. By channelling strategic thinking and expertise into a robust offering of investment funds, iShares aims to make wealth-building easier, more efficient, and more rewarding for all investors.

Fundamental Active Equities

Their fundamental active equity investment strategies leverage BlackRock’s resources in efforts to meet client demands for higher alpha and outcome-oriented strategies. Each of their fundamental strategies focuses on company-specific research that’s driven by human insight and enhanced by innovative technologies.

Multi-Asset Services & Solutions

BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies team provides investment strategies and outcomes to their clients, generating investment returns primarily through asset allocation across global equity, fixed income, currency, commodities and alternative investment markets.

Business Operations

Their global network of operations professionals centralize knowledge, equip teams with data and technology, and provide the information needed to innovate and deliver for internal stakeholders and clients.


BlackRock has used technology to manage assets from the very first days of their business. They use it to power more sophisticated risk management, asset allocation and portfolio construction – and to interact with clients, partners and vendors more efficiently. BlackRock continue to be at the cutting edge of driving the digitization of their industry through new technology products and solutions.

Marketing & Communications

Marketing connects current and prospective clients with BlackRock’s purpose, brand, products, services and tools through compelling content and immersive experiences. Corporate Communications drives the overarching communications strategy and develops messaging for their employees, as well as externally with current and prospective clients and society at large.

Human Resources

Their work focuses on attracting and developing a diverse workforce. They strive to make BlackRock an inclusive place to work where every employee feels like they belong and can meaningfully contribute to advancing their purpose.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Their clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations their financial wellbeing. BlackRock is passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future. Their employees from around the globe are students of the market, students of technology, and innovative at the core.

BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of their clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to them. They are committed to their clients—period. Their promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That’s why investors of all kinds have made BlackRock the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting them with trillions of dollars, and it is why companies, institutions and global governments go to them for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

How to apply to the programme

Please submit your application to the programme by clicking here.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2021.

With any specific questions relating to BlackRock, please email LondonReturners@BlackRock.com