Location: Virtual (for London opportunities)

Date: Thursday 13 May 2021* (10am – 12.30pm including a break)

Opportunity: Insight Event for 6-month returnship

Closing Date for registrations: Sunday 9 May 2021 

Following the success of dunnhumby’s pilot returner programme in 2020, dunnhumby is excited to continue their partnership with Women Returners for the dunnhumby Returners Programme this year. The programme is 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 current employees and potential hiring managers, and benefit from a coaching workshop led by Women Returners to help you to prepare for your return to work.

*Please note this event was originally advertised for 6 May.  dunnhumby is delighted to have extended the programme, to include roles in User Experience (UX) Design, but this has triggered a change in date.  Returners who already applied to attend (on 6 May) do NOT need to reapply.  You will receive an email confirming if you have a place on the new date. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

About dunnhumby

dunnhumby is the world’s leading customer data science company; they exist to defy expectations, using their 3000 years of combined Customer Data Science experience 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 2,000 experts in offices throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and works with a prestigious group of companies including Tesco, Monoprix, Raley’s, Macy’s, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, 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
  • Data Science
  • Agile Coach/Scrum Master
  • Product Management
  • User Experience (UX) Design

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
  • Agile Coach/Scrum Master- you’ll help them build their next generation applications by providing expertise on Agile ways of working and enhancing their Agile ways of working
  • Product Management – you’ll work on their market-leading products, leading scrum teams and owning the product roadmap
  • User Experience (UX) Design – You will work in collaboration with dunnhumby’s product management team and will champion the use of research techniques and data analytics to ensure their product UX is designed to empower users to best achieve their goals in an intuitive and efficient way

Read these success stories about Charlotte’s return to technology and Mukta’s return to data consultancy, as part of last year’s returner programme.

Returners Programme details 

  • A paid 6 month returnship, starting in September 2021, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role
  • Programme applications are now open, to apply for the programme please visit here
  • Roles will be available across dunnhumby’s technical business areas detailed above
  • Roles will be based in Brook Green, Hammersmith, London – with a virtual start given the changing situation
  • You will receive coaching support from Women Returners to help you transition successfully back in to the workplace, as well as ongoing support from dunnhumby’s internal programme managers and employee buddies
  • 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.

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

dunnhumby is aware the situation with Covid-19 is ever-changing which may mean things need to be adjusted as they go along. However, dunnhumby ran a very successful pilot returner programme last year (run completely virtually) and are prepared to do so again. They are an adaptive, forward-thinking and flexible business, with the facilities for virtual onboarding and set-up.

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
    • Data Science
    • Agile Coach/Scrum Master
    • Product Management
    • User Experience (UX) Design

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.

If you have any questions, please contact dunnhumbyreturners@dunnhumby.com