FinTech Cross-Company Returners Programme

Are you a UK FinTech Employer interested in hiring returning professionals? 

Women Returners is excited to be partnering with Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit industry body representing the UK’s global FinTech community, to launch a UK FinTech Cross-Company Returners Programme. The aim of the programme is to bring experienced tech and financial services professionals who have taken extended career breaks for childcare, eldercare or other reasons into FinTech. This will help FinTech employers to achieve the sector goal of increasing diversity at mid to senior levels: gender (90% of the people who take caring-related breaks are female), age and experience. The programme is primarily targeted at high-growth FinTech scale-ups, but it is open to all FinTech employers who can offer 2-5 suitable opportunities.

About the Returners Programme 

The Returners Programme will consist of a 6-month professionally-paid ‘returnship’ placement, with a view to a permanent role if the placement is successful for both sides. Women Returners will co-ordinate and manage the programme and will provide consulting support to participating employers and coaching support to the returner cohort. The likely start date is Jan/Feb 2022, with advertising launching in Sept/Oct 2021.

The initiative is based on the successful cross-company programme which Women Returners has run over the last 2 years in partnership with the Diversity Project (an employer-led body in the savings and investment sector), including firms such as BlackRock, Aviva and Fidelity International.

About Women Returners

Women Returners is a purpose-led consulting, coaching and network organisation which works with employers and individuals to enable professionals (mainly women but also men) to get back to fulfilling work after taking multi-year career breaks. They partner with employers to design and support returnships and also run the free Women Returners Professional Network for 6,500 members. Alongside their cross-company initiatives, Women Returners has partnered since 2014 with over 80 leading employers on single-company returner programmes and co-wrote the Best Practice Guidance on Returner programmes for the Government Equalities Office.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about the programme please contact

We are looking for interested firms to sign up by 20 July 2021.

If you have any questions, or are unable to join the information session but would be interested in finding out more about the programme, please contact Hazel Little on