Location: UK: Edinburgh and Glasgow (with remote and hybrid options)

Programme: 6-month returnship

Start Date: 30 January 2023

Apply by: 13 November 2022 (extended)

**The Programme has now closed for applications**

We are excited to launch a NEW Return to Tech Cross-Company Programme partnering with Aegon, Artemis, Idox and Napier University.

The Programme will run for 6 months from January 2023. Opportunities are based in Edinburgh and Glasgow with hybrid working and the possibility of remote working depending on the company and role. The Programme is targeted at experienced professional women looking to return to work after an extended career break of 18 months or more (as at January 2023) who are interested in returning to Tech. 

The Programme is part of the Career Boost Programme, funded by the Scottish Government.

How will you benefit from the Programme?

  • The Programme offers a professionally paid placement with one of the participating organisations for 6 months, from January to July 2023. Positions are at a professional level with a range of roles and areas available.
  • The Programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for a permanent role at the end of the 6-month returnship.
  • You will receive internal mentoring and a buddy, together with virtual coaching support from Women Returners to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace. As coaching support will be delivered centrally, you will benefit from a supportive peer network of like-minded women across the organisations.
  • The Programme will include hybrid working and remote working may be available depending on the organisation and role. Other flexible working options may be available during and after the programme depending on the employer organisation and the role.

Who are the participating employers looking for?

The Programme is aimed at individuals with a tech background who have taken a career break of 18 months or more (as at January 2023). 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. Each company will have different additional criteria for the experience and skills they are looking for, according to the roles available.

As this programme is supported by a targeted Scottish Government fund, applications are only open to women.

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply.

What is the recruitment process?

  • Stage 1: Send CV & cover letter to the company you are interested in using the links in each individual company advert
  • Stage 2: (possible) Have a telephone screening interview
  • Stage 3: Attend an interview with the organisation during November/December

How to apply

Click on the links below to find out more about the opportunities at each employer and to apply:




Napier University

The closing date for applications is 13 November at 23:59.

Questions? See FAQs. If you have other questions on the programme itself, contact saira@womenreturners.com. For queries on specific company placements, contact the individual company via the email on their advert.

With any questions please email saira@womenreturners.com

The Women Returners Programme is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Skills Development Scotland.