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NOW CLOSED: Are you interested in signing up to a 'Returning Talent' programme with Bank of America Merrill Lynch – we are looking for folk on a career break who are looking to return to work

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-May-12 14:49:47


We have been working with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) on their plans for an exciting idea for a return to work programme. We asked our panel members to complete a survey about this and now the programme has been finalised we are looking for MNers to attend. Apologies in advance to those for whom getting to London is a problem.

The programme is aimed at folk who fit the following specific criteria:

a) who are currently on a career break;
b) who had previously worked in a management type role, for example: this could be an IT manager in any business, a project manager in local authority, or management level jobs in areas such as law, communications or PR, HR, marketing or in a financial institution etc; c) who are planning a return to work

Michelle Fullerton, head of Diversity and Inclusion at BofAML says, "As an employer of choice and recognised as one of The Times? Top 50 Employers for Women, we are keen to ensure we attract, retain and develop talented individuals. We recognise that choosing to have a family is a very important stage in a man or woman's life, and that some decide to take time away from work to focus completely on caring for their family."

"We would like to offer 20 men or women who have been away from work for three or more years in order to stay at home and care for their family, the opportunity to benefit from our Returning Talent programme."

"Returning Talent has been devised as a way to support men and women returning to work. It offers three one day workshops (scheduled around childcare), executive coaching and access to employees and experts from BofAML. At the end of the programme, we hope that alumni will feel better prepared and confident to re-enter the world of work, either at our company or at another corporation."

The programme is being delivered by Maternity Coaching (the company that currently delivers maternity coaching to BofAML employees and their managers.)

Programme dates, times and locations:

The sessions will be hosted at BofAML's offices in City or Canary Wharf from 10:30am-4pm:

~ Monday, 18 June
~ Thursday, 21 June
~ Wednesday, 27 June

With regret no children. You will need to make your own way to the locations and lunch/ drinks will be served. You will need to attend all three sessions and stay for the whole session.

If you're able to attend all three sessions please add your details to this form by 28 May at 5pm. We will be in touch with those selected to attend on or before Wednesday, 6 June.

Any questions please ask on this thread and we will get a response for you.

Good luck and thanks, MNHQ

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jun-12 11:40:28

Well done to those with a place and sorry for those who didn't get the call/email - we did have a relatively large number of applicants in the end.

peggyblackett Thu 07-Jun-12 08:04:52

No place for me either <retires to shit heap of mediocrity>.

Well done to those of you who did get a place - I hope you have a fun time smile.

Solo Thu 07-Jun-12 03:18:16

See! I knew it was no good me applying!!

sybilwibble Wed 06-Jun-12 23:52:19

smile Me too. Very pleased indeed.

Frontpaw Wed 06-Jun-12 18:35:01

Oh dear, no news then, can't be good. Pooh. Back to the drawing board then... 15 years work experience... whinge whine

WillColbert Wed 06-Jun-12 17:59:32

I have got a place too - really looking forward to it.

Frontpaw Wed 06-Jun-12 17:57:03

Has anyone 'got the call' yet?

OneHandFlapping Wed 06-Jun-12 16:11:23

I have got a place. smile

amvidyaa Wed 06-Jun-12 16:08:46

Anyupdate for people who have applied for the same

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Jun-12 10:48:01

Hello - have heard they will be in touch with folks today. Best of luck...

sybilwibble Wed 06-Jun-12 00:18:57

anyone heard anything yet? Will we at get a "No thank you" if we're unsuccessful?

yummybunny Mon 28-May-12 03:09:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Frontpaw Sat 26-May-12 21:24:43

Oohgreat! I'll have another glass of wine and a think...

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 26-May-12 10:06:40

Frontpaw - we've had a good response to this - but BofAML really want as many folks to apply as possible so they can choose a good variety.

If you want me to add anything to your form please pm me and state what and where! thanks

Frontpaw Fri 25-May-12 07:55:32

Bugger - I don't think I put that I was a manager for donkey's years on my form. See - that is just how much help I need!

Frontpaw Fri 25-May-12 07:53:18

Do we know how many people put their names down?

Frontpaw Fri 25-May-12 07:09:41

Pop your name down - its a month away. I can lend you a suit!

Solo Thu 24-May-12 23:38:20

smile Awww!!

No, seriously, the only person that might have helped can't as her Dc's are at different schools and not near mine iyswim?
Still thinking about how I can get round it though...

might only have jeans to wear too... blush

Frontpaw Thu 24-May-12 17:43:49

Not for you, for the kids! [Wink]
Can you call in some favours?

Solo Thu 24-May-12 16:42:53

Don't do play dates... sad

Frontpaw Thu 24-May-12 16:41:03

Solo, can't you try to get some play dates for those days?

Solo Thu 24-May-12 16:31:36

I just can't do it because of the school run...and I can't afford a cm, it would be hard enough finding train fare, so that's that I think.

Frontpaw Thu 24-May-12 13:44:04

Wow! What a great thing to offer! And they aren't trying to charge for it (unlike so many other places who are 'helping' you back into the workplace).

Am dusting off my suit and heels as I type.........

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-May-12 16:28:22

UPDATE: For this programme BoAML say you don’t need to have managed people to apply and they are keen to consider as wide a pool of candidates as possible.

MoreBeta Wed 23-May-12 12:40:29

I applied. Curently looking to restart professional career and facing some unexpected difficulties. Not sure if they expect any Dads to apply but looks interesting.

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