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New initiative helps career returners back into the workforce

18/05/2017

  • A 13-week programme to provide support for people returning to their careers after a break
  • Opportunities available at Virgin Money’s operational headquarters in Newcastle

Virgin Money has launched a new initiative to provide support for people who have taken a break from their careers and now want to get back into the workforce.

The 13-week ReCareer Programme is open to anyone who has had a break of 18 months or more from work, and is expected to be particularly attractive for women who have taken time out from their careers and are now keen to make a return.

The programme offers the opportunity to join a team at Virgin Money’s operational headquarters in Newcastle, and includes tailored returner coaching, a dedicated mentor to provide support and advice, plus opportunities to network with other senior colleagues from across the business.

Matt Elliott, Virgin Money’s People Director said: "There are many highly talented people out there who, for perfectly good reasons, decided to take a break from their careers but are now keen to return to the world of work. Unfortunately, that’s not always as easy as it sounds, so we’re delighted to launch our new ReCareers Programme to provide as much support and guidance as possible to help people return to their careers after an extended break.

"We have committed to achieving a 50:50 gender balance throughout Virgin Money by 2020 and we believe the ReCareers Programme will be a valuable addition to help us achieve that goal. It will run alongside other policies we have in place to ensure we develop an inclusive workforce such as our flexible matching recruitment and shared parental leave policies."

The ReCareer Programme is a paid professional internship, with the aim of offering a permanent position at the end of the programme. Anyone interested in applying can visit https://virg.in/recareer Link opens in a new window before the end of May 2017.

Media Contacts:
Virgin Money Press Office
0191 279 4676
press.office@virginmoney.com

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Virgin Money

  • Virgin Money offers savings, mortgages, credit cards, current accounts, currency services, pensions, investments and protection products to customers across the UK.
  • Virgin Money's business ambition is to make "everyone better off" - this philosophy underpins our approach to business by offering good value to customers, treating employees well, making a positive contribution to society and delivering a profit to shareholders.
  • More than 12,500 charities have registered with Virgin Money Giving and, by the end of Q1 2017, over £530 million had been raised for charity through the service since its launch in 2009, resulting in an estimated £16 million more raised for charity because of its not-for-profit model.

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