Location: Virtual for Cardiff, London and Southampton opportunities

Opportunity: Launch event for 6-month cross-company returnship starting January 2022

Event date: 23 September 2021 (9:30am – 12:00pm)

Register by: ASAP, latest 21 September 2021 (12 noon)


Join us at the Launch Event for the FinTech Cross-Company Returner Programme on 23 September.

Women Returners is partnering with Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit industry body representing the UK’s global FinTech community, to launch a new cross-company returner programme within the Fintech Sector. Participating companies are Klarna, PrimaryBid and Starling Bank. The programme will open for applications in mid-September, before the Event.

About the FinTech Cross-Company Returner Programme

The Programme will offer a 6-month returnship placement with one of the participating employers. Roles will be based in Cardiff, London or Southampton and we anticipate that opportunities will include hybrid working (this will be confirmed closer to the time). The Programme will commence on 17 January 2022, with a strong likelihood of permanent employment at the end of the placement. Positions are at a professional level with a range of roles and areas available. Specific opportunities will be advertised when the programme application process opens in mid-September.

How will you benefit from the Launch Event?

The Launch Event will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about how the Programme will support you back to professional level employment within the FinTech sector:

  • Find out from the employers about the returnship opportunities on offer through the Programme
  • Hear from a selection of successful returners about their experience of returning to work via a cross-company returner programme
  • Participate in a return-to-work workshop facilitated by Women Returners
  • Meet with other like-minded returners and start to build your professional network

Who is the Launch Event for?

The Event is targeted at experienced professionals who have had an extended career break of at least 18 months (as at January 2022), who are looking to return to work within the FinTech sector, and who are interested in applying for the returnship. You may have taken time out to look after children or elderly/sick relatives, for relocation, for a personal health issue or for other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

About Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance is the independent industry body that represents and advances the global FinTech community in the UK. Their mission is to accelerate the UK’s leading role in the financial services sector by directly supporting the next generation of technology-led innovators. By bringing together and connecting the most forward-thinking participants in financial services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services sector that is more transparent, more sustainable and more inclusive.

To Register for the Event

The event is free to attend. Please register via the link here, answering the registration questions to confirm your eligibility.

The closing date for registration is 21 September (10:00am).  Register ASAP as, if over-subscribed, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Applications for the FinTech Cross-Company Returner Programme will open mid-September 2021. It is not a requirement that you attend the Launch Event to apply for the programme.

Online joining instructions will be sent to you on 21 September.

Questions? See FAQs. Still have a question? Please email hazel@womenreturners.com