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Aviva targets professionals looking to re-enter workforce

Firm is looking to recruit up to 10 people this year from talent pool that is generally ‘overlooked’


Global asset manager Aviva Investors has unveiled its 2020 Return to Work programme.

It is a tailored six-month placement that aims to remove barriers for experienced professionals looking to re-enter the workforce after an extended career break of two years or more.

This comes weeks after Kleinwort Hambros launched its own career returners programme, as the financial services industry looks to tackle the talent crisis.


Last year, the Return to Work programme provided placements to eight professionals, four of whom have since found full-time roles at Aviva Investors.

The firm is looking to recruit up to 10 people this year, who will work in an area that fits with their previous experience and be tasked with delivering a specific project for the business.

Internal and external experts will provide coaching and mentoring, along with training to help them develop additional technical skills.

The programme is aimed at mid-to-senior level professionals with a background in asset management or wider financial services.


Kirsty Baldock, head of talent acquisition at Aviva Investors, said: “Last year’s campaign exceeded our expectations, and we are expecting strong demand again this year.

“This is a talent pool that is often overlooked by the general recruitment market, which can miss people who have been out of work for an extended period.

“Aviva Investors is committed to supporting individuals who have taken a career break, and we are delighted to be running this scheme for a second year.”

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