Career Returners at Allianz

 

A career gap shouldn’t be a barrier to realising your professional goals and aspirations.

We know you have all the skills you had before your break and you’ve gained some new ones too. Be proud of your career break, put it at the front of your CV, focus on your transferable skills and tell us what you can do. 

About our Returners programme

Around half a million professionals in the UK are currently on care-related career breaks, and the majority want to return to work. That’s far too many skilled individuals seeking to restart their careers but facing the challenge of getting noticed in a crowded job market when their CV has so-called ‘gaps’.

We know the value Returners bring to a business. Different ways of thinking are critical to solve the challenges we may face as a business and companies with diverse teams outperform those without them. Employing people from different backgrounds and making them feel included is a major driving force behind the existing success of our global company. In 2016 we became the first UK insurer to create a specific route to success for those who’ve taken care-related career breaks, and now have a growing internal Alumni group.

The programme is supported by bespoke coaching sessions from Women Returners, and you’ll be helped along in the transition by a business-based mentor and opportunities to network with other returners and the wider business.

Victoria's experience with the returners programme

Victoria joined Allianz through our returners programme and is now a Senior Project Manager. Watch her video to learn more about the returners programme and life at Allianz. 
Stephanie Smith

"We’re excited to have Returners at Allianz. Taking a career gap shouldn’t stop you achieving your professional goals and by recruiting in this way we’re hoping to find talented people who might not otherwise have applied to work with us.

"We are dedicated to sourcing highly skilled individuals and supporting their integration back into work. In our first intake we have successfully recruited two candidates who have a wealth of business experience and we hope that they are the first of many to take part in the programme. We’re confident that hiring in this way will strengthen our business and add to the talent of our diverse workforce."

We are passionate about welcoming back experienced and talented professionals who are:

  • looking to return to work after a career break of at least 2 years and enter a permanent role;
  • keen to refresh technical skills; and
  • enthusiastic about professional development and networking with other returners and the wider business.

What our event attendees had to say about the latest returner event


"Thank you for hosting the returners event. I enjoyed the talks and found the content inspirational and useful in our current times."
Adele Yemm, London
 


"I enjoyed the virtual event and it had been very thoughtfully presented for Returners and has been positive for me. Thanks for all the links provided."
Latha Ramanathan, London
 


"Thanks for inviting me to the returners event. It was very informative and I got helpful tips to prepare for virtual meetings."
Anisha James, London
 


"Thank you so much for arranging the fantastic Returner Workshop - the event left me feeling really enthused about Allianz and my return to the workplace."
Marisa Baker, London
 

Our next returners event will be held later in the year.