Returners in the Newcastle area are being invited to apply for a new initiative to help support a returner back to work.
Virgin Money has launched a returner initiative to provide support for people who have taken a break from their careers and now want to get back into the workforce.
The 13-week ReCareer Programme is open to anyone who has had a break of 18 months or more from work and offers paid internships with the possibility of a permanent job at the end.
The programme is based at Virgin Money’s operational headquarters in Newcastle and includes tailored returner coaching, a dedicated mentor to provide support and advice, plus opportunities to network with other senior colleagues from across the business.
Matt Elliott, Virgin Money’s People Director, said: “There are many highly talented people out there who, for perfectly good reasons, decided to take a break from their careers but are now keen to return to the world of work. Unfortunately, that’s not always as easy as it sounds, so we’re delighted to launch our new ReCareers Programme to provide as much support and guidance as possible to help people return to their careers after an extended break.
“We have committed to achieving a 50:50 gender balance throughout Virgin Money by 2020 and we believe the ReCareers Programme will be a valuable addition to help us achieve that goal. It will run alongside other policies we have in place to ensure we develop an inclusive workforce such as our flexible matching recruitment and shared parental leave policies.”