Golin is delighted to partner with f1 recruitment again for the Back2Businessship return to work programme for career break parents, alongside course co-founders Liz Nottingham and Amanda Fone and fellow partner Creative Equals.
Are you a Media, Marketing or Communications professional who has taken time out to raise your family and now looking to get back into the workplace? If so, Back2businessship, now in its 4th year is looking for applicants for our November intake with strong pre-career break professional experience in:
Financial and Corporate PR
Internal Communications/Employee engagement
Media agency account handling/planning
The intensive six day 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 raising a family. Most delegates from the 2016 programme are now back working in either permanent career roles, are contracting or have decided to set up their own small consultancies. All have moved their careers forward since the programme.
This free programme includes modules on Career Planning, Presentation skills, Changes and progress in the World of Work you left behind including digital, social media & creative, how to attack the jobs market & apply for roles and how to manage your first 90 days back in the workplace. There will be 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 after a career break raising a family.
Golin will be offering a paid placement to at least one delegate from January 2018 to help bridge the way back to work. The programme aims to have a number of paid placements for delegates from January 2018 to help bridge the pathway back to work. The programme will run in Central London after the Autumn Half Term break for 6 days over 2 weeks from 9:30am to 2.30pm on:
Monday 6th November
Wednesday 8th November
Thursday 9th November
Monday 13th November
Wednesday 15th November
Thursday 16th November.
Applicants must be available on all days for the full timetable.
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4th
Please send a 2 page CV with a short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us about your previous experience and why you want to get back to work. No more than 350 words. There will be a selection morning at the f1 recruitment offices in Central London during the first two weeks of September. For more information visit www.f1recruitment.com
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Before having children I’d had a career running digital content teams for major news and entertainment publishers, 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 had felt disheartened by the lack of opportunities, 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!
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.
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!