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Golin is delighted to partner with f1 recruitment again for the Back2Businessship returner programme, a free course that helps parents back to work after a career break. The programme is exclusively for career returners who have over a decade of experience in marketing, media and communications and over 3 years out of the workplace.

The Programme

The Back2Businessship programme was founded three years ago by  ex-Starcom Mediavest HR director Liz Nottingham and f1 recruitment’s Amanda Fone after they recognised talented, experienced women were struggling to re-enter the workplace after having a break, usually to look after children. Golin has partnered with them for the last two years.

The programme includes a combination of confidence-building sessions, inspirational speakers and the latest practical job hunting skills. Course modules include career planning, changes in the world of work you left behind (including digital and social media), how to attack the jobs market and apply for roles, how to find the flexibility you need and how to manage your first 90 days back in the workplace.

Expect a range of coaching and training sessions led by industry professionals, as well as case studies and presentations by inspirational women who have returned to the workplace successfully. Golin will be offering a paid placement to one delegate from January 2017 to help bridge the way back to work and we aim to find more placements at other companies.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED UNTIL JULY 2017

For more information visit www.f1recruitment.com
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SUCCESS STORIES FROM 2015

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LAURA Weston

Before having children I’d had a career running digital content teams for the Sun and X Factor, but had struggled to find a flexible role at that level. Back2Businessship gave me confidence and practical skills to focus my job hunt. Before the course I felt a little disheartened, but the speakers were so inspirational and proved good flexible roles are out there. Following the course I kept up momentum by applying for roles straightaway, I won Golin’s 3-month paid returnship to work as marketing director. I was encouraged to negotiate my hours and chose to work four days with flexibility. Coming back to work after a break has been invigorating. I often describe myself as having senior level experience combined with a graduate’s enthusiasm!

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CATH Frusher 

Having attended Back2Businessship last year, I am happily back in the media business working flexibly in a role that I love and that suits my family life.  I am working 3 days a week at Channel Mum. (4 days when my oldest starts school in September).  Channel Mum is an online video publisher targeting millennial mums so it’s quite different from my previous role heading up the digital sales team at News UK. The course gave me the push I needed to restart my career, but it also crystallised my motivations to work and prepared my vital skills, confidence and attitude to return. It was a great experience whereby I was given privileged access to some fantastic speakers and had the opportunity to network.

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FIONA Hurst

Before starting a family, I’d worked in corporate communications for FTSE 100 companies in London and then for mining companies in Perth, Australia.  I knew that when I returned to work, I wanted a new role in a different environment with flexibility, but was unsure exactly what that job would look like and needed some advice on how to find it.  The Back2Businessship programme showed me that flexible working is achievable, can be a step up in my career and gave me many ideas of what I could do next.  I’m now using my PR and networking skills in my new role as the Alumnae Manager at a school three days a week.  Best of all, I found the job by contacting one of the speakers on last year’s programme!