EY launches return to work scheme

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

19 April 2016

EY has launched a new programme to help experienced professionals return to the workplace after they have taken a career break.

The 'EY Reconnect' scheme, which will begin in September of this year, falls in line with similar schemes currently on offer from Big Four firms Deloitte and PwC.

Aimed at former managers and above who have taken a break between two and 10 years, the 12 successful applicants will take part in a 12-week training programme. This will involve paid, in work coaching and mentoring, and the opportunity of a permanent position with EY on the completion of the course.

Mark Harvey, managing partner at EY Scotland says: “There are professionals with rich experience and wisdom that have taken some time out, for whatever reason, and are ready to return to the workplace.

“In our industry it is common to lose talent at manager and senior manager level. EY Reconnect offers a structured route back into the profession, whilst helping us to attract talented individuals with diverse perspectives that can add value to our people, our business and our clients.”

Both Deloitte and PwC offer similar programmes, however their schemes are specifically aimed at encouraging women back into the workplace who have taken time out and are keen to return to work, although they are available ‘to all’.

Deloitte’s Return to Work’ and PwC’s ‘Back to Business’ also offer former managers the opportunity to be brought back up to speed with a view to potentially returning to a more permanent role.


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