Women Returners Conference 2024

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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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 $32 trillion of assets under custody and client asset net inflows of $490 billion, 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 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.

Applications for 2025 program open from mid-October and you find more information here:


EDF is Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity. From early careers to experienced professionals, they proudly work together to champion a low carbon lifestyle and collaborate widely in their search for innovations to create a cleaner energy future for everyone. If you’re looking for a meaningful and rewarding career where you can make a real difference, join them, and help to create a better future for our planet. At EDF, everyone’s welcome. They’re committed to creating an environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best work. Their employee networks are instrumental in helping them to create a community environment where people feel welcomed and comfortable being their true selves at work.

The EDF Returner Programme supports individuals to flexibly reignite their career and develop their skills and experience in a supportive environment. The 6-month returnship programme is a fully supported route back to employment and participants benefit from Career Returners’ Coaching Programme, a mentor, buddy and a cohort of returners. The programme which starts in Sept/Oct has opportunities within Finance, Legal, Project Management, Software Engineering and Business Solutions teams. Currently open for applications.

EDF Returner Programme – Career Returners

FDM Group

FDM is a business and technology consultancy and one of the UK’s leading employers, recruiting the brightest talent to become the innovators of tomorrow. They have centres across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, and a global workforce of over 4,000 Consultants. FDM has shown exponential growth throughout the years, firmly establishing itself as an award-winning employer and is listed on the FTSE4Good Index.

The FDM Returners Programme is specifically designed to support professionals returning to work after a career break. Having restarted over 500 careers since 2015, their Returners Team will support you through every stage of the journey, ensuring you have the confidence, skills and opportunity to step back into a successful and rewarding career in business or technology. FDM is a business and technology consultancy that services the industry across five core specialisms. Each of their Practices provides Returners with a career path in their most suited field, so they can help you develop and build on your previous skills and experience across multiple capabilities. You’ll join FDM as a Consultant and provide services to their clients relating to your field and Practice. There are progression opportunities towards Principal Consultant level and the opportunity to explore diverse roles and assignments for a range of global companies in your return to the workforce.



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.

Moody’s 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.


St. James’s Place Financial Adviser Academy

SJP places you and your clients at the heart of everything. They have over 2,000+ employees, who are there to support the Partnership from the moment you start a conversation with them, to joining the Academy programme, graduate as an Adviser until the moment you retire. The Partnership is made up of 4,766 Financial Advisers, who look after 1,000,000 clients and £157 billion of clients funds management. They exist to help people create the future they want, whether that’s their clients or advisers.

The SJP Financial Adviser Academy is a fully-funded, financially supported, first-class training programme designed specifically for second-careerists. They know your skillset continues to grow even after you leave employment. Their 4-term course will refine your pre-existing transferable skills and provide you with all the knowledge and training needed to become a successful adviser. They do this within a maximum of 6 months, whether you have previous experience of the industry or not. Graduate fully qualified with a Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning, first-hand experience advising clients and the opportunity to start your own business or join an existing SJP Practice as an adviser. Receive support, both financial and educational, during your studies as you develop the skills you need to scale your business and career. The Academy is here to support your growth as both a professional and a person. They are passionate about creating advisers who love what they do, and careers that add value to their daily lives.



Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Workday applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics have been adopted by thousands of organizations around the world and across industries – from medium-size businesses to more than 45 percent of the Fortune 500.

Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. 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. To qualify, Returners must have a minimum of three years of prior work experience and a break from their career for at least one and a half years.