Women Returners Conference 2022

Employer Partners

At the Conference, you can meet our sponsor partners – leading returner employers who all look forward to meeting and talking informally with you in the small group sessions and to telling you more about their organisations in the Employer Booths. Whatever stage you are along your journey back-to-work, these employers would like to speak with you, so do take this opportunity. You will find an overview of each organisation and their returner programmes below, together with information on our Conference supporters.

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Amazon is an American multinational conglomerate which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. With over 1.3 million employees and over 300 million active customers, Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, Earth’s best employer, and Earth’s safest place to work.

Amazon Returnship Program: Amazon’s 16-week paid employment program aims to support those who have been out of the workplace for a year or more to flexibly re-start their career and develop their skills and experience in a progressive environment. The returner will be supported throughout the program by a buddy and mentor and will have access to a curated suite of training and learning opportunities. Based on the returners performance there is a possibility of a permanent role at the end of the program.


Bank of England

The Bank of England is the UK’s central bank. Their mission is to promote the good of the people by maintaining monetary and financial stability. The Bank’s monetary policy objective is to deliver price stability and, subject to that, to support the Government’s economic objectives including those for growth and employment. Their employees work in a dynamic fast paced environment at the cutting edge of market developments. The atmosphere is relaxed but professional, research-driven and also very much connected to real events in the economy. The ultimate objectives for the Bank are always the quality of thinking and the rigour of analysis. This makes for an unusually satisfying place to develop your career. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/careers

The Bank of England has partnered with Women Returners since 2018 and offers both an annual Career Returners Programme and various Supported Hiring roles through the year. The Career Returners Programme is a 6-month returnship for people who have had a career break of two or more years. It includes training, mentoring and coaching from Women Returners, with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the placement. With Supported Hiring, the Bank invites returner applications for some of its permanent roles, with full support provided including Women Returners coaching.

FDM Group

FDM Group is a multi-award-winning FTSE 250 employer, working with some of the world’s largest companies to help develop the careers of thousands of job seekers every year. They provide their employees with fully funded training and offer the opportunity to work on exciting projects with a selection of their industry-leading clients.

FDM is passionate about inclusivity, equality and fair recruitment, helping to drive diversity in a sector that is innovative and ever evolving. They are leaders in supporting women in the workplace, encouraging females to consider the world of tech and business. FDM provide equal opportunities, mentorship and networking initiatives. As a result, c. 31% of their worldwide employees are female. Their 2022 mean gender pay gap is -4% (2021: 0.5%), and their median gender pay gap is -4.3% (2021: -9.6%). This means the FDM median female employee is paid more than their median male counterpart. https://www.fdmgroup.com/

FDM Returners Programme: The FDM Returners Programme is in its seventh year and is geared towards providing opportunities for people who have taken a career break and want to re-enter the world of work. The seven-week training course builds upon previous experience and knowledge while preparing returners for their new role as an FDM Consultant. They will also gain industry recognised certifications. Upon completion of training, returners will be placed with one or more of FDM’s high profile clients across multiple sectors, including banking, finance, retail and energy. https://www.fdmgroup.com/careers/returners-programme/

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan is a global leader across asset management, wealth management, banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust them with their business in more than 100 countries. With $23 trillion of assets under custody and $445 billion in deposits, the Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. They work with the most advanced tools and technology available in financial services today. But, ultimately, it’s their people who make them successful. Coming from a wide and surprising range of backgrounds, they work together to provide the best solutions and services to their customers.

J.P. Morgan ReEntry Program (EMEA):

J.P. Morgan recognises that rewarding careers do not always follow a conventional route and values the diversity, fresh perspective and wealth of experience that returning professionals can bring. The ReEntry program comprises a 15-week training experience, designed to help highly accomplished individuals who have taken a career break for at least two years to return to the workforce full-time. Through hands-on experience, mentorship and coaching, participants develop leading industry knowledge and insights to return to work with ease and prepare for their long-term career. The goal is to place high performing participants who successfully complete the program into full-time positions with the firm.

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s largest digital bank, with over 25 million customers and a history stretching back more than 300 years. It’s focused on retail and commercial customers – with millions of customers in the UK, and a presence in nearly every community. It is LBG’s role to help businesses and individuals, while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they operate. A key part of how LBG seeks to live and breathe its values is to strive to build a fully inclusive environment for all its colleagues, customers and communities, one that is truly representative of modern-day Britain. Getting this right is at the heart of its purpose of helping Britain prosper.  https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/who-we-are

Lloyds Banking Group Returners Programme: Returning to work after time away can be challenging. That’s why Lloyds Banking Group offers permanent contracts from day one and provides returners with support when they start their transitioning back in to the workplace with the help of 16-week long Returners Programme designed to ease you through your re-entry into work. Since the launch of their Returners programme in 2014, they have hired over 140 talented candidates into technical and leadership roles across the Group. And now they’re looking forward to hearing from you as they continue to grow this highly successful programme. Look our for new roles on their Returners Hub from 17 October! https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/careers/culture-and-inclusion/agile-working/returners-programme.html


Moody’s is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organisations to make better decisions. Their data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. They believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 13,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines global presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. A Moody’s workforce that represents an array of backgrounds and experiences enhances their work, including the quality of their opinions, products and services. Their diversity is vital to their continued and long-term success. They strive to create a diverse, high-performing culture where their people have the opportunity to succeed. They are proud to have been recognised as one of the leading inclusive organisations by Stonewall, Human Rights Campaign and the Working Mothers 100 Best Companies.  www.moodys.com/about

Moody’s RE-IGNITE: RE-IGNITE is a 16-week full-time return to work opportunity for individuals wishing to re-enter the workforce after a minimum two-year hiatus. Moody’s hope to find passionate and dedicated professionals who want to resume their career, hone their individual skills and flourish in their professional journey. RE-IGNITERS may initially join Moody’s for a 16-week duration, with the goal that they will become permanent employees after successfully completing their temporary assignment, or they may be hired as a permanent employee from day one under our supported hiring model. In either approach, during the initial 16 weeks, in addition to the work associated with their role, RE-IGNITERS receive coaching from Women Returners, mentoring, leadership development, networking opportunities, and guidance on trainings that could support them in their re-entry. 



Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organisations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday. 

It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they’re doing. Workday is committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. They work hard, and they’re serious about what they do. But they like to have a good time, too. In fact, they run their company with that principle in mind every day: One of their core values is fun. https://www.workday.com/en-us/company/careers/overview.html

Workday Opportunity Onramps®: is a pathway to relaunch your career in the technology industry regardless of your background. Workday recognises that people do not follow the same path in life or their career. Sometimes people need to take a break from their career. The pause may have been taken for a whole host of reasons including but not limited to: caregiving, illness, unemployment, covid-19 impacts, immigration, asylum or refuge seeking needs. Workday embraces the pause, and the unique perspectives it can provide. Through the Career Returner program, Workday provides on-the-job training and mentorship. Participants will make an impact at Workday by engaging in significant work, have access to many career growth and skill building opportunities; including networking, training, and ongoing professional development. https://www.workday.com/en-us/company/careers/development-programs.html