Our award winning Return to Work programme has helped 37 people re-enter the workplace following a career break and begins for the fourth time in September. This year, we’ll also be identifying opportunities for returners to join the programme in January 2019.
The two programme starts dates are: 17 September 2018* or 21 January 2019*.
This 25-week programme is open to anyone with professional services or similar experience, who’s taken a break of two years or more. It’s designed to refresh your knowledge and skills, and boost your professional confidence, and could lead to an exciting career opportunity with the firm.
Charlotte Blyton discusses how she got back into the workplace via Deloitte’s Return to Work programme. Since returning, she has been named one of Timewise’s Power Returners, and been promoted from Senior Manager to Associate Director. She offers her advice around returning to work.
“My advice for those thinking about returning to work after a break is just go for it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We’ve all been there and thought ‘I can’t do it’. But you can. I was considering taking a part time management job at a pre-school, until I heard about the Deloitte Return to Work programme.
I’d lost confidence; my world had narrowed and I’d lowered my expectations. A friend who’s a career coach told me I shouldn’t limit myself, that there are opportunities out there. She was right. I was one of the eight Deloitte alumni asked to join the pilot scheme in 2015. I came back in as a Senior Manager, was offered a permanent role, and am now an Associate Director in Tax Management Consulting. I believe I can be a Director; it’s just a question of getting there.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get back on the career ladder. Even just applying and going to the insight day builds your confidence. I got so much out of it, even before I was offered a role. The programme gives you a chance to get back up to speed. You still have to deliver, but in a more supportive environment.”
Associate Director, Tax Consulting
Talk to Deloitte about finding your way back. Deloitte.co.uk/ReturnToWork