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EYs Reconnect programme supports professionals returning from career breaks

EY's Reconnect programme supports professionals returning from career breaks

Find out how far you can go with EY's Reconnect Programme for those returning to the workplace after an extended career break.

Providing a bridge for professionals re-entering the workplace after an extended career break, this four day per week, 12-week program offers a route back into work supported by induction, coaching and mentoring for talented individuals who have had a career break of between 2 and 10 years. Joining as part of a cohort, you will also have an instant peer group for additional support.

This is an opportunity for you to reconnect with your career, your previous experience and knowledge within business. You will join client teams such as in Advisory, EY Law, Tax or Transaction Advisory Services, and participate in varied project work whilst being supported back into the workforce.

Applications for EY's Reconnect program are often open for interest so find out more

Who should apply and which areas can you work in?

Have you left the workforce having had over five years relevant work experience, with a background in professional services, consultancy, financial services, technology or a related industry? EY Reconnect offers roles across multiple business areas. EY encourages professionals to research the service lines prior to applying to ensure they are aligned to your interests, skills and experience. 

EY's Reconnect 12-week programme offers a supported route back into work with induction, coaching and mentoring for talented individuals who have had a career break of between 2 and 10 years. You will also have an instant peer group for additional support. This is an opportunity to reconnect with your career, your previous experience and expertise within business. You will join client teams in EY's Actuarial, Assurance, IT Risk & Assurance, People Advisory, Tax or Transaction services, and will participate in varied project work. Learn more about EY Australia's Reconnect programme or the UK Reconnect Programme.

Who should apply and which areas can you work in?

You will have worked as a manager or above, with a background in professional services, consultancy, financial services, technology or related industry.  

It’s not all about your technical experience. EY Reconnect offers the opportunity to join an inclusive and diverse workplace, where it encourages creativity and flexibility. It’s not just something EY talks about; the skills you’ve acquired from your career break will be celebrated and valued as much as those from your professional CV.

EY Reconnect in the UK offers roles across multiple business areas. Applications are currently open for its Transactions Reconnect programme, with further intakes planned later in the year. At the end of the 12 weeks, all participants will be considered for ongoing roles with EY.

Roles are available in various locations across the UK, including Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle. Please refer to the base locations on each of the opportunities. Find out how to apply.


EY supports women returning from career breaks

EY's parental leave coaching improves retention of talented women. They launched a program of parental coaching to reduce the number of talented female employees leaving the firm within two years of returning from parental leave.

The program comprises four coaching sessions held before, during and after parental leave, designed to help new parents prepare themselves in a number of practical ways.

The coaching is provided one-to-one for senior managers, directors and partners and in small group sessions for more junior employees.

The firm also requires all managers with responsibility for someone who is taking parental leave to attend two group coaching sessions.

The purpose of these sessions is to improve managers’ confidence in handling the transition and to discuss best practice.


Flexibility is an ongoing focus

At its core, it’s about team members working together to determine how to meet the priorities of the business while helping each other lead fulfilling personal lives. Supporting flexibility helps EY meet the needs of their people, their teams and their clients.

Flexibility is not about working less - it’s about working differently.

Flexibility helps EY value prioritisation, time management and results over face time and long hours. A flexible professional can adapt to or accommodate change, while a flexible organiation can change direction nimbly, quickly capitalise on unexpected opportunities or modify plans to better accomplish long-term goals.

EY provides their people with the resources and technology to make flexibility work - to keep them in touch with other team members, to work together to meet client expectations, and to increase productivity and efficiency.

They also provide people with services to help make their busy lives easier. Examples include:
- Child and elder care resource and referral
- Daily life services
- Adoption assistance policy
- Lactation program
- Legal consultation Services
- Parental leave policies

Learn about the opportunities for talented women looking to return to work at EY.

 

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