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In January this year BAE Systems embarked on an innovative pilot programme to provide opportunities for engineers taking a career break to return to work.

Recognising the value that experienced engineers had to offer and the barriers that they faced to return to their vocation, BAE Systems was delighted to run a pilot programme to welcome back much needed skills to the industry. The programme was a great success with the majority of programme participants now joining the business on a permanent basis in varying roles across its sites in Glasgow.

STEM Returners is delighted to be partnering with BAE Systems again to offer a new group of returners a route back into engineering and a rewarding career in Glasgow.

BAE Systems designs and manufactures naval ships and submarines, as well as their state-of-the-art combat systems and equipment. It also offers an array of associated services, including training solutions, maintenance and modernisation programmes to support ships and equipment in service around the world and the management of supporting infrastructure.

Stuart Justice, BAE Systems Naval Ships, Head of Engineering Function, said:

“We know that many people looking to return to work can face an insurmountable barrier after a career break, be that because of a perception by hirers of a deterioration of skills, or a lack of flexibility. This ground-breaking programme shows career break returners that we value the skills that they have gained whilst out of industry by enabling a return to their career in a flexible and inclusive way.”

The programme is open to men and women in Glasgow and surrounding areas who have taken any length career break, as well as those who wish to transfer sectors but lack the relevant work experience.  BAE Systems is looking for returners with experience in one of the following areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture/ Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a paid 12-week structured return to work programme, which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

At the end of the 12 weeks, job offers will be made by BAE Systems Maritime to those who have shown the necessary skills and aptitude to join the engineering specialists. This isn’t just work experience, but a genuine opportunity to restart careers within an exciting global organisation.

Candidates wishing to apply for the second programme can do so through: https://www.stemreturners.com/company/bae-systems/

Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said “We are so excited to be running this programme again with BAE Systems in Glasgow.  They have shown that they really value the skills and experience that returners have to offer which was demonstrated in them offering permanent roles to all their returners. They create a supportive and inclusive environment where returners can really thrive”

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New figures suggest women are starting to break through the so-called “career break barrier” to get jobs with major UK engineering firms.

One Hampshire company responsible for the “STEM Returners” programme aimed at getting qualified engineers back to work, says it has so far helped 75 people get jobs after career breaks – and 50% of those have been women.
This is an industry where only 1 in 10 engineering posts are held by women.

The early success of this special recruitment programme, revealed on International Women in Engineering Day is being seen as important step to help plug the skills gap facing this UK sector.

The programme is also on offer to those people who want to transfer jobs to work in engineering but who lack relevant work experience.

Those business leading the charge to recruit via the returners programme include Babcock, BAE Systems, BT, Cavendish Nuclear , Meggitt, Fluor and the MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down.

“There are lots of initiatives to cater for the next generation of STEM workers but the STEM Returners programme is aimed specifically at those wishing to go back to engineering mid-career, “said Natalie Desty, director of STEM Returners in Lyndhurst. “From these small seeds we’re hoping it will grow even more.”

One single mother helped by the programme was 35-year-old Tamsin Dobson. A former marine engineer who worked at sea and lectured in engineering, she was turned down three times for engineering jobs in the traditional interview / CV screening process.

To take the 13-week returners course at Babcock in Bristol, she even gambled by moving home. Her reward was a full-time job as marine engineer, working on submarine systems for Babcock’s overseas clients.

“STEM Returners was set up for people just like me, and it was great to finally see a scheme that recognised that not everyone follows the same career route, “she said.

While no official figures are available of women returning to engineering after a mid-career break, the UK’s Women in Engineering Society has estimated up to 20,000 qualified female engineers could potentially fill many job vacancies after career breaks.

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Since Babcock’s first STEM Returners programme in 2017 it has successfully welcomed back several career break engineers across its offices in Plymouth and Bristol. Committed to ensuring that they are an open and inclusive employer and attracting local people, their returners scheme has been hailed a huge success and a key part of their recruitment and attraction strategy moving forward. We are delighted to be partnering again to roll out this initiative to their Rosyth site, their inaugural programme in Scotland!

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support. Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they help customers around the world to improve their capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

Babcock are on the search for more talented engineers to join them for a 12-week returners programme with the opportunity to become permanent at the end of the placement. Babcock aren’t just offering fantastic training and valuable work experience but a genuine opportunity to restart or transfer your career with a leading global employer.

Babcock recognise that returners often face almost insurmountable barriers to returning to work after a career break, be that because of unconscious bias, a lack of flexibility or flaws in the recruitment process. Babcock are committed to breaking down these barriers by offering returner opportunities. Babcock’s success in retaining their returning engineers at the end of their programmes shows career break returners just how much they value the skills that they have to offer.

The programme is open to men and women in the Rosyth and surrounding areas who have taken any length career break, as well as those who wish to transfer sectors but lack the relevant work experience. Babcock are looking for returners with prior experience in the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Design

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a paid 12-week structured return to work programme which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

At the end of the 12 weeks, contingent or potentially permanent job offers may be made by Babcock to those who have shown the necessary skills and aptitude to join them. This isn’t just work experience but a genuine opportunity to restart careers within an exciting global organisation.

Candidates wishing to apply for the programme can do so through https://www.stemreturners.com/company/babcock/

Tereasa Mckay, Careers Manager of Babcock said:  “We at Babcock in Rosyth are delighted to be taking part in the STEM Returners programme and look forward to welcoming back some of the skills needed to take our business forward.  We are really keen to engage with those people who have been out of the industry for a time and are eager to support the returners on their journey back to work”

Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said “We are delighted to be running our fifth returners programme with Babcock and our first in Scotland. Babcock are fantastic employers completely committed to the programme which has been demonstrated in how they have supported, developed and retained their STEM Returners across multiple sites”

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Following our first successful STEM Returners placement with Fluor Limited, we are delighted to partnering again to offer innovative individuals the opportunity to return and join a talented team, located in it’s headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire.  We are looking to welcome back Hampshire Engineers regardless of how long they have been out of industry.

Engineers find it increasingly difficult to return after a career break for a number of reasons, including the perception that skills quickly become outdated.  We are bridging the gap between talented individuals and organisations to bring back much needed lost skills to the industry, bolstered by lots of training and support.

Good technical and people skills are essential in developing cost effective electrical, control, instrumentation and telecom system solutions for our major international clients, working in conjunction with our global team, and with the support from our contractors and suppliers.

Fluor limited have a diverse spectrum of projects ranging from tens of thousands of dollars through to billions of dollars as part of Engineering Procurement and Construction and Front End Engineering and Design contracts. We are looking to supplement our current teams with those considering a return to engineering from a broad spectrum of experience, so although beneficial, experience in our core business areas of life sciences, refining, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals , oil and gas is not essential.

Suitable applicants need to be suitably degree qualified and demonstrate the application and development of engineering solutions in one (or more) of the following areas

  • Electrical engineering
  • Automation engineering
  • Control systems engineering
  • Instrumentation

As part of the role, successful applicants would be working in one of the following areas:

  • Design of electrical systems, support to a project on some aspects of the following; electrical load schedules, single line diagrams, hazardous area classification diagrams, electrical equipment specifications/datasheets and schedules, cabling specifications and requirements, lighting design, earthing and protection systems. review of vendor documentation and selection via technical analysis
  • Design of control systems, support to a project on certain aspects of the following; instrumentation schedules, wiring diagrams, instrumentation and control systems specifications and schedules, cabling specifications and requirements, instrument sizing and selection, control and safety systems. review of vendor documentation and selection via technical analysis

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a 12 week paid placement with pre-training, mentoring and support commencing in March 2019.  Technical training will be given via Fluor University and support from our specialists and helpful teams will enable your introduction into the world at Fluor and return into industry. For the right candidates this could then be progressed into a potential wider role into OneFluor in the future.

To apply please click here https://www.stemreturners.com/returner-registration/

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Despite being a Microsoft Certified MBSI professional with a Masters degree in Network Systems and a BSc in Computer Science, a 2 year career break after relocating to the UK and starting a family meant that Seetha was finding it impossible to get past the application stage of jobs that she was suitably qualified for.  Becoming increasingly disheartened and thinking about retraining, Seetha thankfully saw the BT STEM Returners pilot programme for Network Support Engineers in Ipswich before her skills were lost to the industry.  Sailing through the interview process and 12 week training programme Seetha quickly demonstrated her capabilities and is now a permanent Support Engineer with BT.  Here is her story:

Why did you approach STEM Returners?

I had relocated to the UK after the birth of my baby and I had a subsequent 2 years career break. Although I had previous experience and a post graduate degree from a UK University, it became very difficult for me to get in to a relevant job and build my confidence. At this point I was was starting to give up the hope of returning to my passion and was searching for some help.

How did STEM Returners help?

It helped me in many ways, below are the most important aspects:

  1. It helped me build my confidence which was low after receiving no feedback on my applications, it made me question whether my skills were valuable.
  2. STEM Returners identified an opening that matched my academic background and encouraged me to apply.
  3. Before starting the programme STEM Returners conducted Confidence to Return Training which was just what I needed to regain my confidence and remember the value that I had to add!

What was the end result?

The outcome is very satisfying! Initially I was offered a 12 week temporary role as part of the STEM Returners programme. This gave me an opportunity to prove myself and turned into a permanent position as a Support Engineer with BT.

How has this changed your career?

It has given me my career back! I had experience in IT related fields before coming to the UK and I really wanted to use these skills, my current job is in technology and very relevant to my academic background.

Would you recommend the programme?

Definitely! This is the best help for anyone who has a gap in their career due to any personal or professional reason.  I found Natalie as the best coach who executed this programme very well for all of us.

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Since Babcock’s inaugural STEM Returners programme in 2017 it has successfully welcomed back several career break engineers across its offices in Plymouth and Bristol. Committed to ensuring that they are an open and inclusive employer and attracting local people, their returners scheme has been hailed a huge success and a key part of their recruitment and attraction strategy moving forward. Since that first programme Babcock have since run another successful programme in Plymouth and Bristol and are now embarking on their fourth programme at Devonport Dockyard.

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support. Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they help customers around the world to improve their capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

Babcock are on the search for more talented engineers to join them for a 13-week returners programme with the opportunity to become permanent at the end of the placement. Babcock aren’t just offering fantastic training and valuable work experience but a genuine opportunity to restart or transfer your career with a leading global employer.

Babcock recognise that returners often face almost insurmountable barriers to returning to work after a career break, be that because of unconscious bias, a lack of flexibility or flaws in the recruitment process. Babcock are committed to breaking down these barriers by offering returner opportunities. Babcock’s success in retaining their returning engineers at the end of their programmes shows career break returners just how much they value the skills that they have to offer.

The programme is open to men and women in the Plymouth and surrounding areas who have taken any length career break, as well as those who wish to transfer sectors but lack the relevant work experience. Returners with an ex-Military background, particularly Royal Navy are also urged to apply. Babcock are looking for returners with prior experience in the following:

  • Metallurgical testing- returners will have a background in metallurgy, mechanical or materials engineering. Previous lab experience or ex maintainers of ship electrical components is beneficial.
  • Electrical Calibration- returners will have an electrical or Royal Navy apprenticeship background.  Ex maintainers of ships electrical components or microwave or signally experience is beneficial.
  • Nucleonic Calibration- returners will have an Electrical or Physics background.  Experience in the Health Physics of maintenance and operations is beneficial.

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a paid 12-week structured return to work programme which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

At the end of the 12 weeks, job offers will be made by Babcock to those who have shown the necessary skills and aptitude to join them. This isn’t just work experience but a genuine opportunity to restart careers within an exciting global organisation.

Candidates wishing to apply for the programme can do so through https://www.stemreturners.com/company/babcock/

Lindsey Walsh, HR Director of Babcock said:

“Traditional recruitment methods tend to screen out less traditional CVs, but I believe this is a missed opportunity, particularly at a time when our sector faces skills shortages. We want to broaden our talent pool to reach people who may not necessarily think of applying to Babcock.”

Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said “We are delighted to be running our fourth returners programme with Babcock. Babcock are fantastic employers completely committed to the programme which has been demonstrated in how they have supported, developed and retained their STEM Returners.

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In November 2017 Babcock embarked on its pilot STEM Returners programme to welcome back career break engineers to its Bristol office. Recognising the growing skills gaps they were happy to think outside the box to ensure that they were attracting the very best people through an open and inclusive recruitment process. Babcock has since hailed the programme an overwhelming success bringing talented and committed individuals in to the business. Since that first programme Babcock have run another successful programme in Plymouth and are now embarking on their third STEM Returners programme back in Bristol.

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support. Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they help customers around the world to improve their capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

This time within their In-Service Platform Engineering team in Bristol, Babcock are on the search for more talented engineers to join them for a 13-week returners programme with the opportunity to become permanent at the end of the programme. Babcock aren’t just offering fantastic training and valuable work experience but a genuine opportunity to restart or transfer your career.

Babcock recognise that returners often face almost insurmountable barriers to returning to work after a career break, be that because of unconscious bias, a lack of flexibility or flaws in the recruitment process. Their support and commitment to offering returner opportunities and their success in retaining these engineers on a permanent basis shows career break returners just how much they value the skills that they have to offer.

The programme is open to men and women in the Bristol and surrounding areas who have taken any length career break, as well as those who wish to transfer sectors but lack the relevant work experience. Babcock are looking for returners with prior experience in the following:

  • Process adherence/ management
  • Data management
  • Large data set analytics
  • Dashboard production
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Engineer

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a paid 12-week structured return to work programme which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

At the end of the 12 weeks, job offers will be made by Babcock to those who have shown the necessary skills and aptitude to join them. This isn’t just work experience but a genuine opportunity to restart careers within an exciting global organisation.

Candidates wishing to apply for the programme can do so through https://www.stemreturners.com/company/babcock/

Tamsin Dobson, Senior Engineer at Babcock and previous STEM Returner said

“My group of five returners comprised two women, three men and an age range which went from 23 to just shy of 60. Although many people imagine returners are always women who have had children, my group included a man who had left engineering a decade ago to help bring up his family and another man who had left the industry due to poor health. All of us enjoyed being able to brush up on softer, work-related skills alongside the more technical challenges.”

Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said “We are delighted to be running our third returners programme with Babcock. Babcock are fantastic employers completely committed to the programme which has been demonstrated in how they have supported, developed and retained their STEM Returners.

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Last September BAE Systems Maritime embarked on an innovative pilot programme to attract back engineers after a career break.  Recognising the value that experienced engineers had to offer and the barriers that they faced to return to their vocation, BAE Systems Maritime was delighted to run a pilot programme to welcome back much needed skills to the industry. The programme was an overwhelming success and 100% of programme participants have now joined the business on a permanent basis in varying roles across several sites.  BAE Systems was impressed by the fantastic capabilities and skills of those returning and STEM Returners are delighted to be partnering with them again to offer a new group of returners a route back to a rewarding career at Portsmouth Naval Base or at nearby Broad Oak.

BAE Systems Maritime designs and manufactures naval ships and submarines, as well as their state-of-the-art combat systems and equipment. They also offer an array of associated services, including training solutions, maintenance and modernisation programmes to support ships and equipment in service around the world and the management of supporting infrastructure.

BAE Systems recognises that returners often face an insurmountable barrier to returning to work after a career break, be that because of a perception by hirers of a deterioration of skills, or a lack of flexibility. This ground-breaking programme shows career break returners that BAE Systems values the skills that they have gained whilst out of industry by enabling a return to their career in a flexible and inclusive way.

The programme is open to men and women in Portsmouth and surrounding areas who have taken any length career break, as well as those who wish to transfer sectors but lack the relevant work experience.  The company is looking for returners with experience in one of the following areas:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Naval Architect
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Systems Engineer
  • Radio Frequency Engineer
  • Power Electronics Engineer
  • Logistics Engineer

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a paid 12-week structured return to work programme, which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

At the end of the 12 weeks, job offers will be made by BAE Systems Maritime to those who have shown the necessary skills and aptitude to join the engineering specialists. This isn’t just work experience, but a genuine opportunity to restart careers within an exciting global organisation.

Candidates wishing to apply for the second programme can do so through: https://www.stemreturners.com/company/bae-systems/

Dr Graham Farnell, Engineering Director, BAE Systems Maritime Services, said: “Finding exceptional talent to help us deliver first class engineering and technical support to our customers is fundamental to our business.

“The work we do across the engineering disciplines to design, build, maintain and upgrade ships, and the support and equipment we provide to people, is absolutely vital in assisting the Royal Navy achieve its operational commitments on behalf of the UK across the globe.”

Kat Bruce, one of last year’s STEM Returners said: “After only 6 weeks of the 12-week programme, my skills were recognised and I was encouraged to interview for an internal permanent position as Senior Project Engineer that had become available within the area that I was working.  I was delighted to be offered the job and now have an opportunity to work within an exciting engineering environment which is my true passion.  I have also been supported and encouraged to re-gain my IMechE Chartership within the next 6 months which is great.”

Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said “We are so excited to be running this programme again with BAE Systems Maritime.  They have shown that they really value the skills and experience that returners have to offer which was demonstrated in them offering permanent roles to all their returners. They create a supportive and inclusive environment where returners can really thrive”

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Last September BAE Systems embarked on an innovative pilot within its Maritime business to attract back engineers after a career break.  The programme was an overwhelming success and 100% of programme participants have now joined the business in varying roles across several sites.  BAE Systems was impressed by the fantastic capabilities and skills of those returning and STEM Returners are delighted to be partnering with them again, this time in the Air Sector business, to offer many more return opportunities across Dorset, Somerset, Lancashire and Fife.

BAE Systems Air Sector has a long and proud heritage in the development, manufacture upgrade and support of world-leading combat and fast jet trainer aircraft. In addition to aircraft, the Air Sector also do significant work in the areas of synthetic environments, IT security, communications and networking.

Today, BAE Systems Air Sector operates across the globe, in multiple markets to support their customers – wherever, whenever and whatever their challenges may be. They support them across the entirety of the engineering lifecycle – from design, development and production, through to provision of products, training, support and maintenance.

BAE Systems recognise that returners often face an insurmountable barrier to returning to work after a career break, be that because of a perception by hirers of a deterioration of skills, or a lack of flexibility. This ground-breaking programme shows career break returners that BAE Systems values the skills that they have gained whilst out of industry by enabling a return to their career in a flexible and inclusive way.

The programme is open to men and women in Dorset, Somerset, Lancashire, Fife and surrounding areas who have taken any length career break, as well as those who wish to transfer sectors but lack the relevant work experience.  We are looking for returners with experience in one of the following areas:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Capability & Service Engineering
  • Structures
  • Electromagnetics
  • Aerodynamics

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a paid 12-week structured return to work programme, which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

At the end of the 12 weeks, job offers will be made by BAE Systems Air to those who have shown the necessary skills and aptitude to join the engineering specialists. This isn’t just work experience, but a genuine opportunity to restart careers within an exciting global organisation.

Candidates wishing to apply for the second programme have until 31st May 2019 and can do so through: https://www.stemreturners.com/company/bae-air/

Debbie Kempton, Principal Engineer and Head of Long Term Talent for Air Sector Engineering said “We’re very excited to extend the STEM Returners programme into the Air Sector. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring in qualified people who not only have technical skills, but also have other life experiences. Diversity of thought and approach enables our engineers to create the cutting edge solutions our customers require and we’re excited to bring STEM Returners on board to help us facilitate this.”

Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said “We are so excited to be running this programme in partnership with BAE Systems Air.  BAE Systems have shown that they really value the skills and experience that returners have to offer which was demonstrated in them offering permanent roles to their returners as well as running a large pilot in a new business area”

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Last November BT Engineering Services embarked on an innovative pilot to address the engineering skills shortage by attracting back electrical engineers after a career break. The programme was an overwhelming success where 100% of programme participants have now joined the business on a permanent basis. BT were overwhelmed by the fantastic capabilities and skills of those returning and want to make sure that they are removing all the barriers for returners to re-join and develop within BT. We are delighted to be partnering again to offer more return opportunities for electrical and power engineers across Bedford, St Albans, Central London, Romford, Croydon, Guildford and Aldershot.

Engineering Services is at the heart of BT’s service delivery – we plan, build and maintain BT’s 5’700 exchanges and 289 radio sites across the UK and we maintain 10 data centres and 25 EE sites. We understand and care about what our customers need. ES helps BT provide an “always on” customer service experience in an increasingly demanding world. Our job is to keep the BT network safe and working 24/7/365. We’re also excited to be building the networks of the future – 5G, software defined networks, and network convergence, to name a few. In a nutshell, we use our engineering expertise to protect and build the services of today and tomorrow, for our customers – around the clock and wherever they are – and we need you to help us do this.

BT knows that returners often face an insurmountable barrier to returning to work after a career break, be that because of a perception by hirers of a deterioration of skills, or a lack of flexibility. BT’s ground-breaking programme is showing career break returners that they really value those skills that they have gained whilst out of industry, and that they can return to their career flexibly. All programmes offer the option of flexible working and shift patterns that suit the operational requirements of the business and those looking for something that’s not always 9-5!

The programme is open to men and women in Bedford, St Albans, Central London, Romford, Croydon, Guildford, Aldershot and surrounding areas who have taken any length career break, as well as those who wish to transfer sectors but lack the relevant work experience. We are looking for people with Power academic and technical electrical qualifications including BTEC, HNC, ONC, C&G 2360, 2351, 2380, 2396, 2382 latest version of IET Wiring Regulations awareness (17th or 18th Edition, AMD3), or equivalent.

The role will involve desk-based activity, designing solutions, site visits, site surveys, meetings, liaising with customers and suppliers, maintaining electrical records and systems, and participating in conference calls.

We are looking for people with a positive attitude and proactive approach, ability to think for yourself, a service-obsessed outlook and a passion for customer delivery. A flexible approach and a continuous improvement mind-set are also key to the role. Suitable candidates will need a full driving licence.

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a paid 12-week structured return to work programme, which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

At the end of the 12 weeks, job offers will be made by BT to those who have shown the necessary skills and aptitude to join the engineering specialists. This isn’t just work experience, but a genuine opportunity to restart careers within an exciting global organisation.

Candidates wishing to apply for the second programme have until 30th April 2019 and can do so through: https://www.stemreturners.com/company/bt/

Pete Buckle, (Director – Engineering Services) said “The STEM Returners programme has proved a real success for us – the people that went through the programme have all gone on to secure permanent roles. We very much welcomed the level of diversity that it offered. It allowed us access to applicants from a greater variety of backgrounds, which we wouldn’t have done in the past. I’m really looking forward to building on that success with this and future programmes”.

Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said “We are so excited to be running this programme in partnership with BT again. BT really value the skills and experience that returners have to offer which was demonstrated in them offering permanent roles to 100% of its returners last year”

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