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Morgan Sindall targets career-breakers

27 November 2017

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Morgan Sindall is looking for new candidates for its Returnship programme, aimed at getting people who have had a career break back into the industry.

The scheme, which was originally launched in Autumn 2017, is aimed at men and women across the country who have taken a voluntary career break, but are now wishing to return to the construction and infrastructure sector.

The company is looking for people with mid to senior management level experience, who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 18 months.

Applicants may have left the industry to run their own business, raise children or care for a relative. Or they may have had an illness themselves which stopped them from working, but are now well enough to return to work.

The programme is similar to an intern placement – an initial three-month paid placement will be offered, with a view to securing a permanent position.

The placement serves as a staged return, so that individuals can re-engage with working life, initially on a part- to full-time basis, while developing skills and competencies required to work with a leading UK contractor.

Morgan Sindall's HR director Dawn Moore was the architect behind the new scheme, which follows on from a number of forward initiatives Morgan Sindall has launched over the last year.

Moore said: “There are times when many of us may have to take a lengthy career break, whether this is for family or personal reasons. Returning to work after this time can be daunting and our Returnship programme seeks to resolve this.

“Not only will the individual be able to balance their home life with their return through a staged programme, but will also be offered the opportunity to build upon previous experience and develop new skills.”

Applications will be considered from those who have a genuine interest in working in the sector. Those who have worked in the construction and infrastructure sector previously will be considered alongside those who feel they have the transferrable skills, experience or qualifications from other sectors.

The closing date for the programme is 15 December.

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