Does an 18-month career break mean that I can’t have worked at all for at least 18 months?

No. If you have been working on a small-scale or in a non-professional role to fit around family or other commitments, you are welcome to apply. The 18-month period covers the period up to the start of the programme in May 2024. Please clearly state your career break on your CV.

What types of flexible working are available during and after the programme?

The programme is likely to include hybrid working. The other forms of flexible working on offer will depend on each company and role.

Can I apply to more than one of the participating companies?

You can apply to more than one participating company but please be targeted in your selection.

I’m not free during the interview period. Can I apply anyway?

Please do apply but we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate other interview dates.

Will you be running any programmes after this one?

At the moment, this is the only programme of this type that is scheduled.

Is this a paid programme?

Yes, roles will be paid at a suitable professional level.

Is the programme only for women?

No, the programme is open to professionals of all genders.

I’d like to work for one of the companies, but my area of expertise isn’t listed. Should I apply anyway?

First look at the other participating companies to see if your skills and experience are a better fit. If not, and you feel that your skills and experience may be relevant, you can send your CV with an explanation in your cover letter.

Do I need to attend the launch event in order to apply?

No, you do not need to attend our launch event to apply.  Please find out how to apply to each company at the bottom of their specific programme adverts.

How do I apply?

You will find details on how to apply to each company at the bottom of their specific programme adverts.

For queries on specific company placements, please contact the individual company via the email on their advert.

If you have any other questions on the programme which are not covered here, please contact