Women Returners Conference 2022

Employer Partners

At the Conference, you can meet our sponsor partners – leading returner employers who all look forward to meeting and talking informally with you in the small group sessions and to telling you more about their organisations in the Employer Booths. Whatever stage you are along your journey back-to-work, these employers would like to speak with you, so do take this opportunity. You will find an overview of each organisation and their returner programmes below, together with information on our Conference supporters.

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Amazon is an American multinational conglomerate which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. With over 1.3 million employees and over 300 million active customers, Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, Earth’s best employer, and Earth’s safest place to work.

Amazon Returnship Program: Amazon is partnering with Women Returners to launch their first Returners Program. By introducing this 16 week paid employment program, Amazon aims to support those who have been out of the workplace for a year or more to flexibly re-start their career and develop their skills and experience in a progressive environment. The returner will be supported throughout the program by a buddy and mentor and will have access to a curated suite of training and learning opportunities. Based on the returners performance there is a possibility of a permanent role at the end of the program. https://www.amazon.jobs/en/landing_pages/returnships

FDM Group

FDM Group is a multi-award-winning FTSE 250 employer, working globally with some of the world’s largest companies to help develop the careers of thousands of job seekers every year. They are renowned for providing their employees with fully-funded training and the experience of working on projects with their prestigious client base.

FDM is passionate about inclusive talent attraction and recruitment to drive diversity in a sector that is innovative and ever evolving. They are continuously supporting women, encouraging them to enter the tech and business space by providing equal opportunities, mentorship and networking initiatives. As a result, c. 38% of the senior management team are female and the organisation has reported a median negative gender pay gap score of -9.6% in 2021 (UK average of 15.5% in 2020). https://www.fdmgroup.com/

FDM Returner Programme: The FDM Returners Programme is now in its sixth year, running with a dedication to providing incredible opportunities for career returners who are looking to re-join the workplace. The seven-week training course builds upon your previous experience and knowledge whilst you gain industry recognised certifications to be fully prepared to succeed in your new role as an FDM Consultant.  Upon completion of training, you will work on exciting projects with one or more of FDM’s high profile clients across multiple sectors including banking, finance, retail and energy for a minimum of two years. https://www.fdmgroup.com/careers/returners-programme/

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan is a global leader across asset management, wealth management, banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust them with their business in more than 100 countries. With $23 trillion of assets under custody and $445 billion in deposits, the Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. They work with the most advanced tools and technology available in financial services today. But, ultimately, it’s their people who make them successful. Coming from a wide and surprising range of backgrounds, they work together to provide the best solutions and services to their customers.

J.P. Morgan ReEntry Program (EMEA): J.P. Morgan recognises that rewarding careers do not always follow a conventional route and values the diversity, fresh perspective and wealth of experience that returning professionals can bring. The ReEntry program comprises a 14-week training experience, designed to help highly accomplished individuals who have taken a career break for at least two years to return to the workforce full-time. Through hands-on experience, mentorship and coaching, participants develop leading industry knowledge and insights to return to work with ease and prepare for their long-term career. The goal is to place high performing participants who successfully complete the program into full-time positions with the firm. https://careers.jpmorgan.com/us/en/students/programs/reentry-program

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s largest financial services group, with over 25 million customers and a history stretching back more than 300 years. It’s focused on retail and commercial customers – with millions of customers in the UK, and a presence in nearly every community. It is LBG’s role to help businesses and individuals, while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they operate. A key part of how LBG seeks to live and breathe its values is to strive to build a fully inclusive environment for all its colleagues, customers and communities, one that is truly representative of modern-day Britain. Given the pandemic and their unique position at the heart of the UK economy, LBG’s priority for the next phase of its strategy is to focus on Helping Britain Recover.  https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/who-we-are

Lloyds Banking Group Returners Programme: Returning to work after time away can be challenging. That’s why Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has its Returners Programme which is designed to support you through every step of re-entry into work. These roles are permanent contracts and provide the returners with 16 weeks of support when transitioning back in to the workplace. Since the launch of its Returners programme in 2014, LBG has hired over 120 talented candidates into technical and leadership roles across the Group. And now they’re looking forward to hearing from you as they continue to grow this highly successful programme! https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/careers/culture-and-inclusion/agile-working/returners-programme.html


Moody’s is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organisations to make better decisions. Their data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. They believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines global presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. A Moody’s workforce that represents an array of backgrounds and experiences enhances their work, including the quality of their opinions, products and services. Their diversity is vital to their continued and long-term success. They strive to create a diverse, high-performing culture where their people have the opportunity to succeed. They are proud to have been recognised as one of the leading inclusive organisations by Stonewall, Human Rights Campaign and the Working Mothers 100 Best Companies. www.moodys.com/about

Moody’s RE-IGNITE: RE-IGNITE is a return to work opportunity for individuals wishing to re-enter the workforce after a minimum two year hiatus. RE-IGNITERS may initially join Moody’s for 16 weeks, with opportunity for a permanent role after the completion of their temporary assignment, or they may be hired as a permanent employee from day one under the supported hiring model. Moody’s hopes to find passionate and dedicated professionals who want to resume their career, hone their individual skills and flourish in their professional journey. RE-IGNITERS join Moody’s on a rolling basis and are immersed into the organisation to experience their unique culture through hands-on projects, leadership development and networking opportunities with bespoke support  including Women Returners coaching, training, and mentorship. https://careers.moodys.com/why-moodys/diversity-and-inclusion/moodys-re-ignite/