Jacobs welcomes career returners

Restart your career with a company that empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed!

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If you’re looking to return to the workplace following a career break, and you have a degree (or equivalent experience) in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Maths (STEAM) discipline, Jacobs could be the place for you.

The Jacobs Returnship Program

Our business is growing and we’re offering 12-week paid ‘Returnships’ across the U.K. with full-time, part-time and flexible working patterns available.

This program is designed for talented professionals looking to refresh skills, rebuild confidence and reignite careers after an extended career break or absence from the workforce. Better still, our placements are run with the intention of transitioning returners to become permanent members of staff.

As well as benefiting from 12 weeks of on-the-job learning with a diverse community of professionals, you will have access to a vast network of resources, regular focus group feedback sessions, and support and mentorship to facilitate a seamless transition as you return to work.

Depending on the nature of the placement, your day-to-day work could include helping to understand our clients’ challenges and proposing solutions; working within multi-disciplinary teams to support the delivery of one or more projects; or delivering technical work in line with your area of expertise.

Find out more about working for Jacobs in the U.K.

Embracing Diversity

Jacobs is an employer of choice for diverse talent, and through our TogetherBeyond℠ approach we see inclusion and diversity as differentiators supporting a workplace where we embrace different perspectives and harness new ideas to bring more innovative solutions for our clients. We therefore welcome the diversity of thought that people from different backgrounds can bring and we have a variety of training options available to support your transition.

Current Opportunities

We’re currently recruiting for STEM Returners at all levels of experience. We place a high value on transferable skills so if you’re adaptable, proactive and a good communicator, you’ll fit right in.

We’re particularly interested in people with experience in the following areas, but would encourage anybody with a degree (or equivalent experience) in a STEM subject to apply.

  • Engineering (Electrical, Chemical/Process, Mechanical, Civil, Safety, Nuclear)
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Project Controls
  • Engineering Management 

Find out more about Jacobs, and view our returner opportunities.

Katie’s Story

After taking a career break to focus on her three young children, Katie Nagel was at her wit’s end trying to find a new role that would offer her the flexibility she needed. But all was not lost after she discovered Jacobs’ approach to flexible working.

Read Katie’s story.

Katie Nagel

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