Returning Talent Conference London 2019

London (Central), London (Greater)
27 Nov 2018
27 Dec 2018
Full Time
Contract Type
Returner Programmes

Returning Talent Conference London 2019  

We are now welcoming applications for our 10th UK Returning Talent programme. Individuals who have been out of work for 12 months or longer – for example, stay-at-home parents or carers, or someone who has chosen to take a career break – are invited to apply. The application closing date is 15 December 2018. The conference and workshops will take place in February 2019.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is looking to attract individuals with a financial services background including but not limited to banking operations, technology, finance, project and change management, compliance, audit, HR, sales and trading, and advisory.

Following the success of earlier offerings, 2019’s programme commences with a conference giving 50 participants the opportunity to explore the changing workplace and the role of the returner in this new office environment through a number of speaker sessions, panel events and workshops. Participants will also gain insight into Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a potential employer.

25 attendees will then be selected to attend two full-day workshops designed to support a transition back to work; offer practical guidance on focusing and managing a career search; provide interview skills sessions and insights into balancing work and home lives; and give access to executive coaching. There will also be opportunities for participants to start expanding their professional connections through a series of networking sessions with bank employees.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch differentiates its offering in the market by moving away from the “returnship” model and instead placing the emphasis on providing participants with the requisite toolkit to re-ignite their careers, within any organization, including, but not limited to, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

About Returning Talent

Seven years ago, Bank of America Merrill Lynch pioneered one of the first returner programmes for experienced professionals. Since then, the programme has expanded with sessions now running in Chester and Dublin. More than 450 people have taken part in this initiative, with many going on to secure roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch or at other firms. The company’s progress in this area, as well as its ongoing commitment to develop female talent, won it the 2015 Working Mums Top Employer Award for Career Progression. Building on this achievement, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named the World’s Best Bank for Diversity & Inclusion in 2016 and 2018 in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence. In  March this year, the company further pledged its commitment to diversity by signing the HMT Women in Finance Charter.

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses. The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.

Key Dates & Information

  • One-day Conference: 12 February 2019
  • Two-day Workshop: 25 and 27 February 2019
  • All sessions will be hosted at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s London City offices
  • Applications close on 15 December 2018


Click below to complete your application form and attach your CV. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2018. We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome by 4 January 2019.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

- United Kingdom

Full / Part-time: Full time

Hours Per Week: 35

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