Location: London, UK

Start Date: March 2021

Programme: 12-week returnship

Closing date for applications: 25 October 2020

Applications are now closed for this cohort

In today’s world, successful careers are fluid and often do not follow a traditional path. Morgan Stanley sees great potential in people who have taken a career break for two years or more and are now looking to return to their chosen profession. Morgan Stanley’s Return to Work programme is an opportunity to re-engage. During the 12-week paid programme, individuals are placed in roles that complement their skills and experience. Upon completion of the programme, participants may receive an offer of employment.

Morgan Stanley is more than a leading financial services firm. With offices spanning 41 countries, the Firm’s talented and passionate people across the globe bring excellence and integrity to everything they do. Diverse employees work together, to deliver exceptional ideas and solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.

Applications are now open for Morgan Stanley’s Return to Work programme in London, with opportunities available across the Firm. You will receive continuous training, mentorship and professional development to help you learn new skills, build relationships and gain new on-the-job experiences.

You will be:

  • Currently on a career break of at least two years
  • Interested in returning to work on a permanent basis
  • Looking for a supportive entry-route back into the workforce

You will have:

  • Experience within Financial Services, Professional Services, Technology or a directly relevant area
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving with analytical skills

The Programme

Morgan Stanley’s 12-week paid Return to Work programme will run virtually from 11 March to 4 June, 2021. The programme is an opportunity for experienced professionals to re-enter the workplace and continue their career in a high performing environment. During the programme all participants will network with colleagues and senior leaders from across the Firm and will receive training and support to refresh their skills, whilst working within one team.

At the end of the programme participants will be ready to take the next step in their career with the possibility of a permanent role at Morgan Stanley. Programme opportunities are across the Firm and individuals will be placed in roles based on their skills, interests and experience.

Application Process

To learn more about the programme and to apply, please visit: Morgan Stanley Return to Work 2021 by Sunday, 25 October, 2020.

If you have any questions, please e-mail: returntowork_london@morganstanley.com

Morgan Stanley also encourages career returners to directly apply for permanent vacancies via Supported Hiring. For further information on the permanent positions available at Morgan Stanley, please visit: http://www.morganstanley.com/people/experienced-professionals.


Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. They work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Their skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which they operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Their strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through their constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.