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Avanade Reignite Programme Launch Event


Location: Online via Microsoft Teams (for London-based opportunities)

Date:  Monday 7 September 2020 from 10.00am

Programme: Launch event for returnship starting January 2021

Closing Date for registrations: Apply asap, latest by 28 August 2020

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. They are excited to be partnering with Women Returners to host an online launch event for their Reignite Returners Programme, for professionals returning to work after a career break of two or more years.

The event is targeted at individuals who are interested in Avanade’s returners programme. The objective is to provide more information about the organisation and the roles available, together with a return to work support workshop from Women Returners.

Is this event a good fit for me?

To be eligible to attend, you will have:

  • Had a career break for 2 years or more. Perhaps you have taken time out to look after children or elderly family members, for relocation or for other reasons. During your career break you may have worked on a small-scale basis, or not worked at all.
  • An interest and previous experience in technology, relevant to one or more of the business areas detailed below.
  • An interest in joining the Avanade Reignite Returners Programme.

About the Reignite Returners Programme

The Avanade Reignite Returners Programme offers a paid placement of 6 months with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the programme. The programme starts in January 2021. The roles will be based in Avanade’s London office and will require UK based travel.  Typically, consultants spend 3 to 4 days a week on client site.

As part of the returner programme you will receive:

  • A tailored induction to Avanade
  • Coaching sessions delivered by Women Returners
  • An opportunity to work on ground-breaking transformation projects
  • Access to technical skills and soft skills training to ensure you are well equipped to make an impact
  • A mentor who will accompany you through the programme
  • A buddy who will ensure you transition well into the new role and team

Avanade has a range of roles available for experienced professionals. They are looking for candidates with superb communication and problem-solving skills with experience in one or more of the following business areas:

Advisory (Management Consulting)

The Advisory Talent Community consists of 3 integrated capabilities: Business, Technology and Organisational Change Transformation. The Advisory team aims to help solve their customer’s modern business challenges with a customer centric and industry orientated conversation.

Members of this team help their customers understand and quantify their challenges through discovery and assessment workshops and interviews. They help their customers build a business case for change, envision the future and support them in planning a transformation roadmap to deliver this. They work with other Avanade Talent Communities to realise these plans and help their customers get the most out of their investments in Technology and People.

Business Analysis

Avanade’s Business & Tech Integration Talent Community is made up of business analysts from a variety of backgrounds and experiences from relationship management, product management, regulatory practices, technical developers and many more.

The team is responsible for bridging the gap between business and technology, translating complex business problems into technical solutions. They spend most of their time working with clients, running workshops, defining processes, documenting requirements and supporting the technical teams to bring solutions to life. There is no “standard” day as a BA for Avanade, but they are often the go-to specialist their clients rely on!


The Infrastructure Talent Community is responsible for building business and operating models that have the ability to deliver IT solutions and services to their clients and employees.

Employees in this community develop and maintain Avanade’s and their clients’ cloud infrastructures, operating systems, networking, security, and systems management. They advise on communications systems for clients, focused mainly on Microsoft Skype and Teams technologies and implementations. Their expertise covers internet strategy, architecture, network design, implementation, upgrades, and migrations.

Software Engineering

Avanade’s Software Engineering Talent Community is responsible for implementing the ground breaking digital solutions that they offer to their clients.

Members of this community work across the software and service delivery lifecycles. They include IT architects, developers, programmers and coders, as well as quality assurance and testing specialists. Their job roles involve analysing, designing, building, implementing and maintaining software solutions for Avanade and for their clients.

About Avanade

Avanade has 38,000 professionals in 25 countries, bringing clients their best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which they operate. They are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform.

Avanade’s professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a human impact on the customers and employees of their clients. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. For more information see: Avanade Careers

To apply for the Launch Event

You can apply for the Launch Event by using this link and providing the requested information: Avanade Reignite LaunchEvent

Successful applicants will receive an email no later than 1st September confirming they have a place.  Places are limited so please register early.  Registrations will close no later than 28th August 2020. Please email if you have any questions.

Applications for the Reignite Returner Programme will open on 24th August 2020.

You do not have to attend the Launch Event to apply to the Returner Programme.