If you've spent time away from work, it can be daunting making the transition back into full time employment. Our Returnship programme is designed to develop and reenergise your skills, with the aim of leading to a permanent job offer.


Your time to shine

Our Returnship programme aims to help you return to work with confidence by refreshing your skills and offering an effective transition.

You'll receive mentoring and coaching support as well as training and updating technical skills where relevant.

The Returnship programme is similar to an intern placement - you'll be paid during the three month placement with a view to securing a permanent position with us at the end of the placement. Please click here to apply.

 

Who are returnships for?

The Returnship programme is for anyone who has taken a voluntary career break of at least 18 months. We welcome applications from people at all levels who have either worked in the sector before or have transferrable skills from other sectors

You may have left the industry to run your own business or taken a career break to raise children. You may have had an illness which stopped you working, but you are now well enough to return to work or you may have stopped work to care for a relative. Whatever your reason for your voluntary break please apply now.

Experience of construction and infrastructure is not a pre-requisite for every role - but a genuine interest in our sector is.

You'll be keen to return to work for a leading UK construction and infrastructure company which works on projects from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects.

The recruitment process

Recruitment for our next Returnships programme has started - please click here to apply. The next Morgan Sindall Returnship placements will start in March 2019.

The programme recruitment process works as follows:
You'll be asked to complete an online application and upload your CV. If your initial application is successful you'll be asked to complete a personality profiling questionnaire. The next step is to attend our assessment.

Following the assessment, successful applicants will be invited to join the Returnship programme. The Returnship programme will run for three months - you must be available three days a week during the first month, four days a week during month two and five days a week during month three. The programme is set up to offer you a phased return to work and will include specially selected training modules to enhance your confidence in returning to the workplace.

Following the placement, if you're offered a permanent position with us you'll be able to work in either a full time position, or on a flexible working arrangement.

FAQs

What roles are covered?
All roles in our business our covered, including construction, infrastructure, and functional support roles, from experienced positions through to senior management level.

What if I haven't had a career break?
Please look at the experienced appointments section, and browse our vacancies list. Our Returnships programme is specifically for people returning from a break in their career, or a break from the industry.

What can I do if I'm not avalable in January for the assessment day?
Please contact us with your CV and we can discuss available options.

What if I'm not available in March 2019 for the start of the placement?
Please still contact us as we are still keen to offer a supported return to work programme at other times.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?
Please contact Natalie Conroy in our recruitment team on natalie.conroy@morgansindall.com , or speak with a member of our recruitment team via 01788 534500.

Bahar Esser

'The Returnships programme is an opportunity that is not to be missed.'

Bahar Esser, Technical Advisor

In 2014 I moved to Switzerland to learn a new language and experience a different way of living, planning to become a researcher for a study of Building Information Modelling. However, my circumstances changed and I returned to the UK.

When looking for work, people implied I had too long an employment gap and my experience would be outdated. I felt this was harsh as I had 27 years’ experience and had undertaken studies during my absence from work. A friend mentioned returnships, which led me to find Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure’s programme online - I felt this could give me a stepping stone for my career aspirations. I’m now in a permanent role in pre-construction, focusing on a joint venture with Hertfordshire County Council.

The Returnship programme is an opportunity not to be missed. It offers the opportunity to build your workload gradually, which is the best method I can think of when returning to employment after a break, as it increases your confidence and helps you achieve success in your role.