If you’ve been on a career break for a year or more, playing catch up can feel daunting. That’s why going on a returnship programme can be a brilliant way to reignite your career.

Returnships offer so many benefits to our candidates:

  • You won’t be competing against everyone who is looking for a job - these programmes only take on people who have had a career break.

  • You don’t have to go back to work on your own. Instead, you will join a cohort of people in exactly the same position as you, which is liberating and confidence boosting in equal measure.

  • You will be given brilliant training, mentoring and coaching, not to mention hands-on work experience.

  • Returnships offer a competitive salary, so you don’t have to start again from scratch.

At the end of a returnship programme, you will be ready to continue your career and will have valuable experience to add to your CV too.

A word from a successful candidate...

“Having become more and more aware of “returnships” I recognised this could be a good way to restart my professional career. I have been on a career break for over ten years and the time was right for me to return to work. I realised that I really wanted to use my skills and experience in the commercial business environment and work with high performing teams again. 

The EY Reconnect programme was advertised on 2to3days at just the right time. It offered an opportunity to return to management consultancy within a supportive framework where I could refresh my skills over a 12 week period. I spent time updating my CV and Linkedin profile and this gave me the confidence that I have a current and valuable skill set even after a long career break.” Chloe Wilmot, EY Reconnect Career Returner


The following companies are currently advertising their returnship programmes with us as they are keen to attract our mothers who have been on a career break. So take a look, and if you choose to apply we wish you the very best of luck and please keep us posted.​