Tag Archives: career break

Apprenticeships – an opportunity for women to re-train?

6 June 2017 | Leave a comment

In this guest post, CEO of the WISE Campaign, Helen Wollaston explores apprenticeships as an opportunity for women to retrain. At a time when women struggling to get back to work after a career break is estimated to deprive the UK economy of £1.7bn and the STEM talent pool is running dry, we think smart science, technology and engineering organisations will take note. We hear all the time about skills shortages in engineering and technology. Although numbers are steadily rising, WISE statistics … Read More


Avanade sponsors comeback workshop

8 December 2015 | Leave a comment

Do you work in technology? Are you currently on maternity leave or other break from work? Avanade is serious about fuelling the careers of women in technology and would like to connect with you.             As seen in the Guardian (If we really want more women in tech, we need to bring them back, 29/12/15) Avanade is sponsoring a ‘Coming back with Confidence’ workshop on Tuesday 2nd February, 9.50am-12.30pm in central London to support people, … Read More


Case study in Coaching at Work magazine

4 September 2013 | Leave a comment

  Jessica Chivers gives a perspective to Coaching at Work magazine on how to help a manager make a smooth transition back into her role post maternity leave. The ‘problem’ A solution It’s fantastic that Susan has an enlightened manager. Maternity comeback coaching could provide a supportively challenging space for Susan to consider, plan and prepare for her return, as well as think about broader career aspirations and actions. Three areas to explore in coaching could be: 1. How Susan … Read More


Rocket Women use voluntary experience to further careers

14 January 2013 | Leave a comment

A CV that is polished, to the point and relevant to the job you are applying for is likely to get picked out by a busy recruiter and research by academics Christa Wilkin and Catherine Connelly suggests voluntary work is beneficial, so long as it’s relevant. This is likely to be very good news for women and men who’ve taken a career break to raise children and have spent time in unpaid roles in their wider communities. In their study, … Read More