To career, or not to career, that is the question…

I am proud to say I am working with Virgin Money who are delighted to launch their ReCareer Programme, dedicated to talented professionals who are returning to work following a career break.

What is the ReCareer Programme?

 The 13-week ReCareer Programme is specifically designed to provide a supported route back to work for career returners. It is a 13-week paid professional internship. The programme is open to all and specifically aspires to encourage women back into the workforce after taking time out and who are now keen to return to their careers.

In addition to joining a team and taking on a valuable and significant piece of work, the ReCareer Programme also incorporates tailored returner coaching, mentoring and induction to support you in your transition.  Technical training is provided to ensure you are up to speed on any industry or professional changes. There will be the opportunity to network internally with senior members of the organisation, and a buddying system to ensure your enjoyment of the programme.  Flexible working is available and it is the aim of the programme to offer you a permanent position at the end, although this is not guaranteed. There will be a one week break in the programme coinciding with the half-term school holiday.

The candidates

Have you or anyone you know been on an extended career break of 18 months or more and want to return to work? Do you feel that there is unfinished business with your career and are keen to reignite your ambitions? Do you have a university education or equivalent?

Whilst we are predominately interested in your diversity of thought, potential leadership abilities, and collaborative communication style, we are particularly interested in hearing from professionals with the following professional backgrounds:

  • Finance, Treasury & Risk
  • Technology / Data Analysts / Business Architects
  • Commercial Product backgrounds within Financial Services

 About Virgin Money

 At Virgin Money, our ambition is to build a bank that makes ‘everyone better off.’  We do this by delivering good value to our customers, treating colleagues well, making a positive contribution to society, building positive relationships with our partners and delivering sustainable profits to our shareholders.

With a powerful brand, strong balance sheet, customer-focused culture and an experienced team, we have created a business which delivers our unique approach to banking and financial services to 3.3 million customers.

Our people are essential to our success, and we can only achieve our ambition if we have a culture that attracts and nurtures the most skilled and committed individuals to share our purpose and reach their potential.  Diversity at all levels of the business remains a priority as we strive to ensure that those who work for our business reflect the customers we serve, enabling us to provide a relevant, practical and personal banking service.

Key Dates

 You must be available on the following key dates:

12th June 2017                        Insight & Assessment Day.

14th July  2017             Ignite Day.

A pre-commencement training & coaching day for selected programme participants.

11th Sept                     ReCareer Programme commences.

To Apply

Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] and tell us why you’d be a good fit for the programme.