Capgemini supports returners offering paid placements of six months with the possibility of a permanent role


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Return@Capgemini supports returners from career breaks

Return@Capgemini supports returners from career breaks

Capgemini recognises that the transition from an extended career break back into the workplace can be challenging. The Return@Capgemini Programme helps to support talented professionals in to the organisation and the tech sector.

The Return@Capgemini programme offers a paid placement of 6 months, with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the programme, to talented professionals who have been on a career break for 2 or more years. The programme provides meaningful experience, a tailored individual development programme, mentoring and coaching support, and access to an established community of returners.

If you are the right person to join the team, Capgemini will find the right working approach for you

The majority of people at Capgemini work full-time and on a fully mobile basis. However, finding the right people is the company's biggest priority, and working full-time isn’t necessarily right for everyone. So if you feel that you’re a great fit for a Return@Capgemini programme role, role, and would like to work flexibly, let the team know. As an example, some team members work four days a week, but travel during their working days. Or you might prefer to work three days a week (in a job share scenario) with limited travel.

What do returners say about Capgemini?

Geraldine Lewis - Having the Returner programme really feels like a lifeline

“Agencies were telling me I had been out of the workplace too long and things had changed,” says career returner Geraldine who was snapped up and now works as a PMO Lead at a large Public Sector client. “I began to feel redundant and there was no place for me. Someone from Capgemini spoke on the show about their Returners programme, and it sounded like what I had been searching for ... I’m really happy to be back in the workplace doing what I enjoy. I’ve got a good, busy role with plenty of variety and I can see that there are opportunities to keep growing and developing with Capgemini. Management have been really helpful and I’m happy with the people I’ve been working with and being part of a team delivering innovative IT solutions.”

Sara Matthewman - My Journey As a Capgemini Returner

"Within tech I’d not really seen any evidence of flexible working or heard of anyone returning after a career break. Technology changes and development had moved at such a rapid pace I knew I was totally out of date skill wise," explains Sara. "Then along comes the Capgemini women returners program, focusing on recruiting women with tech backgrounds back into the workplace after a career break ... Most importantly for me I’ve learnt that I can go back to work, and my family won’t fall apart. My children can survive. The much talked about work life balance can exist (though it takes a bit of effort). Flexibility is there in the workplace, I work a four-day week. I can still make the important dates; school performances, teacher meetings and I can get home early enough to be there. I’m excited by technology and feel very fortunate that Capgemini have envisioned a place for women returners. The outlook is really promising. With continued emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and with returnships evolving and adapting, the future for woman returning to work looks really promising."

How to apply to the Return@Capgemini programme

In the first instance, take a look at the currently open returner roles and apply directly or register your interest and details if you would like to hear about future opportunities that may become available.

Read more about the experiences of women working at Capgemini who joined the Return@Capgemini programme.
 

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