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Looking for a return to work? Find out about the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Returning Talent Conference - NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Jan-14 09:27:36

In conjunction with the Mumsnet Family Friendly programme Bank of America Merrill Lynch are pleased to be recruiting, for the 3rd year running, talent to join their "Returning Talent" programme. In the last two years Mumsnetters applied for and attended the programme and now the search is back on for the 2014 recruits.

They say "At Bank of America Merrill Lynch we have a strong commitment to attracting, recruiting and developing diverse talent. We recognise that choosing to have a family is a very important stage in life and that some people may decide to take time away from work to focus completely on caring for their family.

Further to the success of our Returning Talent programme in 2012 and 2013; in 2014 we will be hosting a Returning Talent Conference. The conference invites 50 participants; who have been away from work for three or more years to care for their family; the opportunity to visit our offices for a full day's conference to explore changes in the workplace, attend speaker sessions and workshops.

Following the conference, 20 participants will be invited to take part in our Returning Talent Programme. The programme consists of two, full day workshops designed to give you access to executive coaching in addition to employees and experts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, supporting your transition back to work.

There is no guarantee of employment with the bank at the end of the programme but we do hope that many participants will be successful in securing work as a result of their experience. If you are looking at returning to work, the networking, insight and exposure this programme will offer you will be invaluable.

Returning Talent is being delivered by experts in maternity and coaching women in their return to work: Who currently deliver maternity coaching to Bank of America Merrill Lynch employees and their managers".

Here are the details:

Returning Talent Dates and Application Details:

All sessions will be hosted at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Offices in London.

Returning Talent Conference:

28th February 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Returning Talent Programme:

Workshop 1 - Wednesday 12th March 2014 - 10.30am to 4.00pm

Workshop 2 - Wednesday 19th March 2014 - 10.30am to 4.00pm

To apply: click here to complete the application form by Friday 31st January 2014.

Please do feel free to pass on this link to anyone else you know who would be interested in applying.

Best of luck,


Helspopje Thu 02-Jan-14 20:47:56

link doesnt work

imip Fri 03-Jan-14 08:12:29

Sounds interesting, but the link doesn't work!

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 03-Jan-14 10:01:18

Sorry about that, the link should now be working!

imip Fri 03-Jan-14 15:36:53

No, not working!

DocklandsBaby Fri 03-Jan-14 16:06:00

This is very inspiring Bank of Amercia Merrill Lynch, a great initiative! It's not relevant for me as I want to return to work full-time within 12 months. I do have a related enquiry about working mothers in the banking industry - specifically, about interviewing while heavily pregnant:

CatAmongThePigeons Fri 03-Jan-14 19:53:17

Still can't get the link to work, would be a great opportunity!

oopsadaisyme Fri 03-Jan-14 20:51:26

So who's getting the money to advertise this link that does not work??

oopsadaisyme Fri 03-Jan-14 20:58:35

Don't target mumsnet unless you get the link correct -

I think you'd find alot of us more than qualified, but as quality control goes, 4 million unique users per month, make sure your advert has a link that works??

watfordmummy Fri 03-Jan-14 21:04:31

Link working! grin

imip Fri 03-Jan-14 21:59:31

I can't see the link working confused

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 03-Jan-14 22:10:11

Sorry if the link is not working for you. Whilst we find out what's happening please post on here or pm me if you are interested in finding out Koreand I will send you the amended link on Monday. Thanks and sorry again. Will pm it to all who have already asked.

Forgottheshelfelf Fri 03-Jan-14 22:37:47

If you go to the BoA/ML careers website (Google it) and search for "returning" it appears as a link.

Out of interest, is this just for returners who have previously worked in banking or for anyone who may be interested, regardless of past experience?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 04-Jan-14 13:09:57

Anyone forgottheshelfelf. All welcome to apply

Forgottheshelfelf Sat 04-Jan-14 22:21:07


imip Sun 05-Jan-14 06:43:28

Thanks forgot, found the link. A cv, yikes!

nicename Sun 05-Jan-14 11:35:56

I applied last year and didn't get on (but the HOUR manager was really nice and helpful). Can I try again? Is there a quota for what type of work/department they are looking for?

Mograt Sun 05-Jan-14 15:31:38

Help! I'm interestedto find out more but can't seem to find the application form when I click through to the BoA/ML site. Please can you PM me on Monday?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Jan-14 10:26:55

Hi - sorry for the issues with the application form - all sorted now

here's the link

dadinthehat Tue 07-Jan-14 18:12:02

Open to mums and dads? Ex-Citibank employee here. Been at home for 7 years.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Jan-14 18:14:48

oh yes dadinthehat...go for it!

vincenta Tue 07-Jan-14 21:12:03

Thank you! Hope I will be lucky!!!smile

mumat39 Fri 10-Jan-14 14:21:41

AnnMumsnet, thanks for posting this.

I'd really love to apply but wouldn't be able to make the 28th February conference date, if I was to be selected. Does that mean I shouldn't apply?

Many thanks again.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 10-Jan-14 14:27:11

hi - it could be tricky - do add your details though anyway and try to add a note about that date.

mumat39 Fri 10-Jan-14 23:17:04

Thanks Ann thanks

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