Returner Hub

Inclusivity

LIFE IS GREAT. BUT IT CAN ALSO BE MESSY! 

How do we explain the blips, the bumps in the road, or the rewarding (and challenging!) experience of taking time out to care for family members, to employers and businesses who often have a myopic view of what a good CV should look like? Where do we go when we reach a fork in the road, or hit a brick wall, and need unbiased yet sensible career advice?

Listen to one of Inclusivity's podcasts. Rita Oscar talks to Stephanie Dillon from the Reignite Academy about impressing at an interview as a returner.

They discuss how to:

  • stand out at interview
  • deal with addressing your career break
  • tackle nerves
  • answer competency-based questions
  • follow up after an interview

THE INCLUSIVITY APPROACH

When Inclusivity was formed we wanted to build a business that supports people to have long-term fulfilling careers even when bumps in the road appear. To embrace the chaos and the calm. We view it as your unique story and believe that a CV never tells more than half a story. We also believe in the role coaching can play to enable people to better meet the challenges that present along the way. We want to encourage everyone to play the long game when it comes to your career and believe that all problems have a solution.

Here's how we help:

We run Returner programmes with forward thinking organisations, providing opportunities for you to reignite your career.
We provide 1 to 1 career coaching services.
We run quarterly Career Rescue Bootcamps that are free to attend.

See Current Returner Roles


Returning after a career break?

Be Northern, and they’ll help you be you.

Right now, Northern are doing something pretty amazing. As one of the UK’s largest train operators, they’re creating the kind of business that anyone can picture themselves being part of, whatever their background, skills, experience, or lifestyle.

It’s the kind of place where you can be ambitious, be determined, be flexible, and be your best. It’s where you won’t just be Northern - you’ll be able to be you.

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And if you’re looking to return to a career after an extended break, it could be the perfect place for you to rediscover your skills, experience and expertise. That’s because you’ll find roles in everything from train driving, to control, customer service, engineering and more. Not to mention lots of training and development, mentorship programmes with Women in Rail, a commitment to paying a living wage, Disability Confident status, and Investors in People accreditation.

And all in a business that’s creating a brand new, diverse, inclusive, equal, and flexible future for everyone who works there.

So, if you haven’t thought about working for a train company before, it’s time to start looking at Northern in a different way. It’s time to be you.



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An Award-Winning Fellowship Programme Expertly Designed for Working Parents

At Leaders Plus we believe it's absolutely okay to love your children and still be ambitious at work. You do not have to choose between the two.

Our multi-award-winning Fellowship programme is for parents who have a young child (primary school age, toddler or baby or are on parental leave) and wish to develop their career. 

It's expertly designed to support parents so that you can stay on the leadership pipeline and continue to progress in the career your love, whilst at the same time enjoy your young family.

Over the course of 9-months we will equip you with the essential tools, support and space to think that you need to thrive at work whilst still enjoying time with your family.




You can also stay up to date with our latest news by following us on Instagram and Twitter @leaders_plus.

The Fellowship will help guide you as you develop and refine what works for you when it comes to progressing your career and balancing a happy home.

From the very beginning, you'll get support from a courageous community of peers who are also juggling work and parenthood, plus expert guidance from your own carefully matched and dedicated career mentor.

Throughout the Programme, you'll be inspired by new ideas from industry thought leaders and access a variety of online masterclasses to help with some of the practical challenges that arise day-to-day.

By the time your 9 months is complete, you'll be a confident leader and an empowered working parent thanks to the skills and techniques you've learned from the Fellowship

To take the first step and join a community of change makers who are passionate that you do not have to choose between your career and your family head to our website here and find out more:.

Leaders Plus


Free returner programme set to boost tech skills in the North West

Tech Returners is an organisation focused on empowering careers back into technology is launching a seventh cohort of it’s Your Return To Tech programme for individuals in Manchester and Lancashire. 

The programme called Your Return to Tech provides skilled tech professionals returning to industry accessible opportunities to refresh their skills and reignite their career but it doesn’t stop at learning and development, the organisation works closely with businesses who recognise the value of industry returners and who are passionate about creating diversity and inclusivity in their teams to provide an innovative tech talent solution.

The 8-week programme recognises the need from businesses growing their teams to bring tech talent to the market quickly and with the skills in place to hit the ground running in mid-senior level technical roles. The entirely remote learning experience boasts a curriculum which includes refreshing existing tech skills, front end frameworks ‘React’ (Hooks, Context, API) alongside Cloud technologies (AWS tooling), delivered alongside platform engineering skills such as infrastructure such as code CI/CD and monitoring. 

Uniquely the programme will connect with businesses looking to hire from the programme who will provide live briefs for our returners to work on throughout the 8 week period. Interested businesses can sponsor places on the course at more than 50% less than the average technical hire making it an affordable and competitive option versus traditional recruitment agency fees.


The organisation has empowered more than 55 returners into mid-senior level technical careers with businesses like AutoTrader, Booking.com, Lloyds Banking Group, ANS and Infinity Works and has worked exclusively with the BBC in Manchester and London respectively, The organisation is currently running a cohort of the programme in London working with businesses including Eigen Technologies, Alpha, BlackRock and Xero.  

The programme is open to anyone returning to a technical career or who have a technical qualification and who have taken a career break from tech for six years or less. Individuals interested in applying for the programme can learn more over at techreturners.


TechReturners



We're excited to announce Facebook’s Return to Work program is expanding to Ireland - applications open on Sept. 7th! 


Location: Ireland (Dublin and Meath)


Programme Duration: 16 weeks (the program starts from 18th January 2021 to 7th May 2021).


Applications Open on: September 7th, 2020 - We recommend you apply ASAP!



What is the Return to Work Program?


A 16-week immersive program designed for those who have left the workforce for 2 years or longer and are looking to re-enter the workforce. At the end of the term, those who have demonstrated their abilities to succeed and have an impact at Facebook will be considered for a permanent position.


This program has been successfully happening in more than 10 cities across the United States and is now expanding to Europe.


We have positions open for roles within Engineering and Business teams - stay tuned as the roles will be posted on Sept. 7th!



What to expect from Facebook’s Return to Work Program:


Training and Immersion

This program leads you back into the workforce so you can help solve the kinds of complex problems people face every day. You’ll be given tools and guidance to make a real impact, and help bring the world closer together.


Mentorship and Community

In the Return to Work program, you’ll be paired with an experienced manager to help you navigate Facebook as you re-enter this important phase in your career. You’ll also develop a strong peer group, supporting each other as you onboard together.


Preparation and Support

The world moves fast, and technology is constantly growing and changing. Re-entering the workforce after being away is a unique experience, so we take care in setting our program participants up for success.


Hear stories from Return to Work Program graduates:


About Facebook:

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. So far, we've connected more than 3 billion people—which means we still have more than 4 billion to go. The scale and complexity of our work are unprecedented, and the work we do makes a real difference in the lives of people around the world. 

To bring the world closer together, diversity is a must-have for Facebook, not an option. Hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences helps us build better products, make better decisions and better serve our clients. We’re committed to building a workforce that’s as diverse as the communities we serve, and strive to provide the best possible care and resources to help all of our employees thrive—at work, in their personal life and across every life stage.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/careers and www.diversity.fb.com 

Or check out Facebooks Returner Programme Opportunities live on site

Facebook Opportunities

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With approx. 45 million mums in the world and technology being the fastest growing sector, why aren’t there more mums in tech? Supermums sees their potential and helps them to up skill and retrain in Salesforce and supports parents into finding flexible, well paid roles that fit around family life.

We might be small, but we are mighty and we continue to grow as we now offer our courses and training across 3 continents. Over the past 4 years we have taught over 300+ mums and dads and upskilled them in Salesforce CRM, delivered £563k of free training to charities through our work experience projects and helped over 190 companies to recruit better talent.


Empowering Mums (and Dads) back to work with flexible, well paid careers


The Supermums community is doing amazing things. You can read a bit about what we do on our website, join our Facebook Group or drop us a note at hello@supermums.org if you have any questions.

Do you want to know more about the type of career you could have within Salesforce? With over 4.2m roles in the ecosystem by 2024, you are sure to find a role that’s right for you. Check out the career options page and how the Supermums courses can help you on your journey.

No matter what you are into, this innovative sector has a place for you. You don’t need to be techie to understand but having the knowledge opens so many new doors!


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