How can you access and support the 75,000 UK STEM professionals on caring-related career breaks?

Join return to work experts Women Returners and STEM Returners, together with successful employers of returners, for a free-of-charge Returner Employer Event in Leeds, Liverpool or Birmingham on the topic of “STEM ReCharge: Supporting Returners Back to Tech and Engineering”. The events are for local tech and engineering employers and are part of STEM ReCharge, a new project funded by the Government Equality Hub. The in-person events are now over. Registration for the virtual event is open.

UPCOMING: Virtual – 7 June, Online on Zoom – REGISTER HERE

PAST EVENTS:

  • Leeds – 24 April, Platform, New Station St, Leeds LS1 4JB
  • Liverpool – 25 April, The Women’s Organisation, 54 St James St, Liverpool L1 0AB
  • Birmingham – 26 April, Greater Birmingham & Solihull IoT, Holt St, Birmingham B7 4BG

At the event, we will explore the positive impact STEM candidates who have taken extended career breaks can have on talent recruitment and diversity and inclusion strategies. You will learn from the extensive experience of Women Returners and STEM Returners, who have partnered with over 180 organisations. Successful returner employers will cover the business benefits of hiring STEM professionals returning to work after a career break and how to set returners up for success in your organisation, with the following business leaders, programme managers and returners sharing their learnings:

  • Virtual
    • Simone Coultress, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Johnson Matthey
    • Harriet Tsoi, Talent Partner, The Very Group
    • Martin Wood, Director of Infrastructure Plan & Build, BT
  • ¬†Leeds:
    • Helen Townend, Head of Inclusion and Social Value, Amey Consulting
    • Bongani Tshabalala, Early Careers Lead Europe, Cummins Inc.
    • Sarah Mavius, Head of Returners Programme, FDM Group
  • Liverpool
    • Jody Nasilasila, Learning and Development Business Partner, Amey Consulting
    • Jayne Slattery, Engineering Manager, The Very Group
    • Harriet Tsoi, Talent Partner, The Very Group
  • Birmingham:
    • Laura Murphy, Snr Transformation Lead – Network Services, BT
    • Martin Wood, Director of Infrastructure Plan & Build, BT
    • Caroline Bradley, Cable Engineering Manager, National Grid
    • Hina Bachoo, HR Advisor – Next Technology

You will have the opportunity to ask your questions to the speakers and (for the in-person events) to network with other returner employers. You can also find out more about the free training and support for employers available via STEM ReCharge.

Outline Agenda for Virtual Event

09:25 Join event

09:30 Career Returners Context and STEM ReCharge Training

  • Julianne Miles MBE, CEO and Co-Founder, Women Returners and Claire Goodall, EDI Leads at STEM Returners:¬†

09:45 Employer Panel: Opportunities and impact of hiring and supporting returners

Followed by Q&A

10:45 Close

Outline Agenda for In-Person Event

09:00 Register / Tea & Coffee / Networking

09:30 Julianne Miles MBE, CEO and Co-Founder, Women Returners and Anouska Carling or Claire Goodall, EDI Leads at STEM Returners: Career Returners Context and STEM ReCharge Training

09:45 Employer Panel: Opportunities and impact of hiring and supporting returners. Followed by Q&A

10:30 Networking

11:00 Close

Logistics and Registration

Registrations for the in-person events are now closed. Register for the Virtual Event here

Thanks for the support of Leeds City Council, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, Bruntwood Leeds and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology.

Target Audience

The events are for Tech and/or Engineering Employers in the Midlands and North of England. Please do not register if you are a returner, a recruitment agency or a coach.

Questions?

Contact stemrecharge@womenreturners.com with any questions or if you would like to find out more but are not available this time.

For more details on STEM ReCharge, including the support available to returners, see here.

We look forward to a great discussion!