Location: UK: Virtual (for London/Manchester opportunities)

Date: Thursday 26 May 2022 (10am – 12.45pm including a break)

Opportunity: Insight Event for 6-month returnship

Closing Date for registrations: Monday 23 May 2022

* Registrations have now closed *

Following the success of dunnhumby’s returner programmes over the last two years, dunnhumby is excited to continue the partnership with Women Returners for the dunnhumby Returners Programme this year, designed to support talented professionals who have taken an extended career break to get back into the workplace.

Join dunnhumby virtually for an Insight Event to hear from their business leaders about the great work they do and the opportunities they have. You will hear from former returners about their experiences and potential hiring managers, and benefit from a coaching workshop led by Women Returners to help you to prepare for your return to work.

About dunnhumby

dunnhumby is the world’s leading customer data science company; they exist to defy expectations, with over 30 years’ experience in Customer Data Science to help retailers and brands succeed by understanding and serving their customers better.

dunnhumby’s team of experts analyse data and apply insights from nearly one billion shoppers across the globe to create personalised customer experiences in digital, mobile, and retail environments. And they bring together smart people to create a rich company culture that is centred on the four values they are founded on: Passion, Collaboration, Curiosity and Courage.  dunnhumby employs over 2,300 experts in offices throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and works with a prestigious group of companies including Tesco, Walmart, Monoprix, Raley’s, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s and PepsiCo.

For more information, please visit www.dunnhumby.com

Who is the event for?

The event is aimed at potential applicants for the dunnhumby Returners Programme, who wish to learn more about dunnhumby and what they offer.

You will have been on a career break (for any reason) for two or more years and have mid or senior level experience in the areas of:

  • Software Engineering (including Testers and Scrum Masters)
  • Data Science
  • Data Consulting
  • Product Management
  • Media Sales

There could be many reasons for you taking time out; this may have been for childcare or eldercare, or to relocate.  During your career break you may have been working on a part-time or freelance basis to fit around your other commitments or you may not have done any paid work for a number of years.

About the dunnhumby Returners Programme

dunnhumby celebrates talent from all areas – so they are looking beyond the traditional CV, for people who are technically-minded and who put customers at the heart of everything they do.

As a values-led business, dunnhumby is looking for people who share their values of passion, courage, collaboration and curiosity AND who are keen to contribute to their mission to empower businesses using their data science expertise.

dunnhumby is keen to hear from people who have had a career break of a minimum of two years, with experience in the following areas:

  • Software Engineering – working with new technologies, you’ll build critical infrastructure, powered by their world-class data science
  • Data Science – joining a market-leading, specialist data science team and using cutting edge technologies, you’ll analyse large data sets to simplify complex problems for their clients
  • Product Management – you’ll work on their market-leading products, leading scrum teams and owning the product roadmap
  • Data Consulting – helping clients to understand and optimise their customer data to deliver their strategies and unlock vital information about their business
  • Media Sales – join a customer-first media sales team to build trusted consultative partnerships with our clients, and create plans to support the engagement strategies for Tesco and other large retail brands using market leading data science

Read these success stories about Mukta’s and Julia’s return to work, and click here to see a clip of dunnhumby on ITV news talking about the importance of returner programmes.

Returners Programme details 

  • A paid 6-month returnship, starting in September 2022, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role
  • Roles will be available across dunnhumby’s technology, science and media business areas as detailed above
  • Roles will be based in London (Hammersmith) and Manchester.
  • You will receive coaching support from Women Returners to help you transition successfully back into the workplace, as well as ongoing support from dunnhumby’s internal programme managers and support team
  • Flexible working options, including part-time working, may be available so dunnhumby requests you include these preferences in your application if they are important to you, along with any reasonable adjustments required.  

It is not a requirement that you attend the launch event to apply for the programme.

dunnhumby have always been an adaptive, forward-thinking, and flexible business. They currently have a hybrid approach to work with a mix of working from the office and from home.  

To register for the dunnhumby Insight Event

If you fit the eligibility criteria set out above, please email dunnhumbyreturners@dunnhumby.com with a short paragraph telling them:

  • a bit about you and your background (including any prior relevant work experience)
  • your motivation for attending the event
  • which area of their business you are most keen to hear about so they can enable you to meet virtually with business leaders from this area.  The areas they anticipate hiring in are:
    • Software Engineering (including Testers and Scrum Masters)
    • Data Science
    • Product Management
    • Data Consultancy
    • Media Sales

Lastly, as part of the insight event, there will be a panel session with former dunnhumby returners, so if you have a question that you’d like them to answer please include this in your email.

They aren’t expecting pages of notes, they simply want to learn about you and check this is the right opportunity.

Please book a place as soon as possible as spaces are limited. You will receive an email to confirm your place with further details on how to attend; the session will be run using Microsoft Teams, so they recommend downloading this in advance for smooth running on the day. If you have any questions, please contact dunnhumbyreturners@dunnhumby.com