Returnships for women won’t fix the career break penalty

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Javornik, J. 2017. Returnships for women won’t fix the career break penalty. The Conversation.
AuthorsJavornik, J.
Abstract

Women who want some help to return to work following a career break were given a boost by a £5m investment in “returnships” in the spring budget.

Returnships are return-to-work programmes – predominantly aimed at highly skilled women in management and professional services such as legal practice and financial services – that help people transition back into the workplace after a career break, often for childcare reasons. The scheme was pioneered by Goldman Sachs in 2008, and introduced to the UK by Credit Suisse in 2014. The programme runs as a short-term consulting project, drawing on skills and experiences to test whether people wish to return to a corporate job.

JournalThe Conversation
Year2017
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Web address (URL)https://theconversation.com/returnships-for-women-wont-fix-the-career-break-penalty-74472
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Print21 Mar 2017
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Deposited19 Apr 2017
FunderUK Commission for Employment and Skills
University of East London
Commission for Employment and Skills
University of East London
Copyright informationThis article is written by - Jana Javornik Acting Director of the Noon Centre, School of Social Sciences, University of East London This article was originally published at: https://theconversation.com/returnships-for-women-wont-fix-the-career-break-penalty-74472
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