O2 launches third returner programme and supported hiring roles

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O2‘s third Career Returners programme is launching, offering 20 roles for those who have taken time out from their career and have a passion for technology.

In addition O2 is offering supported hiring roles for the first time to broaden the  number of returners it takes on.

The returner programme offers a broad variety of roles for those wanting to get back into the world of work after a career break. The scheme, run in collaboration with career returner experts Women Returners, will give 20 individuals the opportunity to use and grow their tech and business acumen as part of O2’s business, whilst also offering support to reintegrate participants into the world of work.

The programme is open to men and women who have had between two and 10 years out of the world of work. The programme includes mentoring for participants from both O2 and Women Returners, as well as regular training sessions to get participants up to speed on digital tools to new time management practices. The programme also offers flexible working policies to ensure returners can smoothly transition back into their career and maintain a healthy work/life balance. Applications close on 2nd July.

For the first time, O2 is also offering a variety of supported hiring opportunities for returners across the business with roles available in their sales, operations, marketing and legal teams. Successful candidates will benefit from coaching support from Women Returners. Applications will operate on a rolling basis, but O2 is encouraging applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Ann Pickering, O2 Chief HR Officer and Chief of Staff,said: “We know that returners have a lot to offer; no business can afford to miss out on their years of invaluable experience, partnered with a fresh perspective. Plus through our Supported Hiring initiative we’re able to offer individuals’ additional help to ensure the process of returning back to the world of work is as comfortable as possible.”

*To apply or find out more, visit http://wrpn.womenreturners.com/o2-career-returners-2018/

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