Skanska launches second returner programme


Skanska, the construction company and developer known for projects like The Gherkin and Crossrail, is seeking applicants for its second Return-to-Work Programme.

The paid programme, held in partnership with Women Returners, is for those who have taken a career break of two or more years and are looking to get back to work.

It is based in London and the South East and will start in late April 2017. It runs for 12 weeks and the aim is for those participating to join the company on a permanent basis when it ends.

Participants will receive tailored support and coaching workshops from Women Returners to help with the transition back to work. Skanska says it will consider flexible working needs.

Participants will placed in projects or departments which match their skills and experience. These include: Engineering where they are looking for Section engineers and engineering managers; Commercial where they are looking for commercial managers and quantity surveyors; Planning where they are seeking estimators and planners; Design where they want BIM specialists and design managers; and Construction/project management where they need project managers/directors and site agents.

Tiffany Grimwade is a structural engineer who took a six-year break to raise her children. She joined Skanska’s Return-to-Work Programme in September and after three months became a permanent employee as a Sub Agent in the Wessex Capacity Alliance. She says: “Through the Return-to-Work Programme I received a personalised introduction to the company as well as access to coaching which really helped me transition back to work.”

*For more information and to apply see: Skanska Return-to-Work Programme. Applications close on 28 February 2017. Contact the Skanska recruitment team – – if you have any queries.

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