Training providers

This section is for tech companies who are ready to embark on a returners journeys. These dedicated organisations will help you create a bespoke returners programme for your organisation, and get you on the right track to attract, retrain and progress the best talent.


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Returners Programme: everywoman is a membership organisation recognised for advancing women in business globally. During our 17-year history, we have met thousands of women who have shared with us their experiences of returning to the workplace after a period of time away.

everywoman’s Back to Work Programme delivers skills development in areas that we know women can find helpful when re-joining the workplace.  In addition to this, delegates will have access to inspirational role models who have shared their experiences around successfully returni

ng to the workplace as well as hear from those within organisations who are looking to welcome their female talent back. Delivered in house and tailored to your organisation’s needs, the course also gives partners exclusive access to an untapped talent pool of work-ready candidates. Click here for further information.

Everywoman Network: The everywomanNetwork is an online personal development platform which is accessed by tens of thousands of women in over 100 countries around the world. Members of the everywomanNetwork have access to a compendium of resources on topics that we know women find helpful and contribute to them having successful and rewarding careers.

Our returners resources are jam packed with best practice advice on returning to work in the form of workbooks, webinars and bite-size articles. Delegates will also gain access to role models and videos of women sharing their own experiences about returning to work.

If you would like to speak to one of our team about everywomanNetwork membership for your returners, or indeed, your wider workforce, please contact us on 020 7981 2574.

Returners Forum: For 17 years, everywoman has been bringing women together at our events for access to inspirational role models, advice and guidance from topical panel speakers, skills development and the ability to cross-company network, to help build their own fantastic support system.

everywoman is now providing the opportunity for organisations to support and place delegates on the everywoman Returners Forum, a one-day event for women who are just about to or have recently returned to the workplace after time away. Following this inspirational day, we believe women will return to the workplace with renewed confidence, motivation and armed with the practical advice on how to hit the ground running.

Whether you’re an organisation looking for a programme to help support your returning female talent or an individual who could benefit from a returners programme please email us at [email protected] to find out further information.

ECC Resume - Return to Work Programmes

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ECC Resume- Return to Work Programmes for Parents and CarersReturning to work after an extended hiatus can be daunting which is why ECC offers experienced coaching for individuals who are taking the significant step of returning to the workplace after a career break.

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Our experience over the last 12 years supporting returners allows us to partner with organisations to design and develop bespoke return to work programmes to enable them to attract and leverage critical untapped talent.

We run conference and workshop style events to enable you to re-recruit this talent pool, and work alongside your internal teams to help you successfully on board these returners. We provide individual and group coaching support to returners and their managers to ensure a smooth transition back to the workplace. 

‘The team is a pleasure to work with, consistently bringing expert advice and guidance, energy and professionalism to the partnership’
Diversity and Inclusion Executive – Global Banking, Markets and International Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

‘I found it so helpful; it felt like rocket fuel for my confidence.’
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Past Participant- Jane Thomas

Talent Keepers

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What is a returners programme?

A returner programme takes the concept of an internship and makes it relevant to people who have taken a career break and are looking to return to work. Typical programmes enable the individual to transition back into the workplace through a structured and specifically tailored programme. Find out whether it could be right for your organisation. Click here to read more.

The Talent Keeper Specialists for running your returner programme

Are you considering running a returner programme to tap into hidden technology talent? The Talent Keeper Specialists ( in conjunction with Inclusivity ( have created a fresh, start-to-finish returner offering. From sourcing, screening and selection, to induction, coaching and employability skills sessions during the programme. Find out more:

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Parental Choice

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Parental Choice are experts in childcare and working parents. They recognise the struggle that many parents face when returning to work after starting a family.The what, when, where and how of childcare are often at the centre of these struggles.Parental Choice provide advice on all elements of childcare. The will carry out searches in your local area for nurseries, childminders, schools or help secure in-home help in the shape of nannies, au-pairs and housekeepers.

“I worked with Parental Choice to get a nanny for my 5 month old baby when I returned to work full time. The team there were very understanding about the requirements and trying to find a nanny that worked for our family. In addition when we had a few problems with the initial weeks the team were very professional about helping sort out these problems and we now have a very happy situation. I would definitely recommend Parental Choice for working Mums.”

As well as helping working families directly, Parental Choice work with businesses who have identified the need to provide support in the workplace which will help balance life at home.
Their parental wellbeing programmes include childcare clinics, lunch and learn sessions delivered by a panel of experts, parenting-focused newsletters and discounted childcare searches.

Clients include L’Oreal, Euromoney, White & Case, Northern Trust and more in financial services and legal sectors.

"Parental choice provided a friendly, responsive, supportive and highly efficient service in our search for a nanny" – Euromoney Employee

Parental Choice are offering techUK website users a 10% discount on their services for working parents returning to work. They can help whatever the age of your child. Call their team of childcare experts on 020 8979 6453 or email [email protected] and quote techUK to obtain your discount. Normal Parental Choice T&Cs are applicable, see for details.

Katalytik and Associates

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Katalytik and Associates offer the opportunity to create you a bespoke returner support programme. Drawing on our experience of returner and re—entrant programmes – we have developed Tune into your Talent - we can help you be creative in how you fill your skills gaps and support returners as well as tap into the supply of re-entrants to the marketplace who have had a longer career break. We provide support through workshops, managing mentoring programmes and coaching using StrengthsFinder from Gallup. Our experience spans technology employers including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and University College London, and our deep HR expertise ensures we understand how to best support your employees through what can be a tricky time.

For smaller employers you can tap into our expertise through bespoke coaching arrangements and public workshops. To find out more about how we can work together, visit our website at or give us a call on 0797 4011278

The People Development Team

At PDT Global we help organisations ensure they have an inclusive culture to help retain and develop Women Returners. Whether you have a robust returners program in place or are simply open to welcoming returning female talent into your organisation, we can help you.

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Whilst it’s vital that support is offered to women themselves as they look to re-join the workforce, companies must also be supported to truly unlock the potential of their returner talent. We know that people tend to leave managers rather than jobs, and therefore it’s crucial to engage and support your managers in this area. That's why we have created a workshop, aimed at all levels of management which offers some practical tips for progressing your female pipeline.logo

Our "Leadership that Supports the Progression of Women" workshop helps managers raise awareness of their perceptions of women as leaders. It shares practical actions so they can intentionally adapt their approach to get the very best from all the talent in their teams. Click here to take advantage of our "Supporting the Progression of Women" free trial.

We offer a suite of workshops to build inclusion in the workplace. From Inclusion for Line Managers, to Inclusion as Strategic Driver (for senior teams), we can help you create the environment where you can embrace and leverage difference to gain a competitive advantage. We also have a modular Women’s Leadership program should you be planning to offer further L&D support to women in your organisation. Our interactive, modular approach gives you flexibility to select relevant content for your specific outcomes. So, whether you’re looking for impact & influence for those starting out, career management for first line managers, or authentic leadership with vulnerability for those at a senior level, we can support your needs with any combination thereof.

Talking Talent

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The stress of juggling parenting responsibilities with the demands of work takes a toll on many parents’ personal and professional lives. Frequently it feels that there are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done and meet everyone’s needs. While managing a career and family leaves some parents feeling guilty and exhausted, is also one of the greatest challenges for organisations.

Talking Talent are an award winning global coaching consultancy within the gender diversity space. Since 2005 we’ve specialised in helping organisations to attract, retain and maximise the potential of their talented women and working parents. We have a proven success of coaching over 15,000 women and working parents at organisations across the globe.

Working Parents’ Coaching

Talking Talent helps organisations to manage and support their talented working parents who are entering the parental transition period.Whether individuals are expecting or adopting, going on parental leave, returning to work or have returned to work a couple of years ago, our innovative coaching programmes are designed to help.  Parents, and managers of, can fully explore the transition and manage the journey into parenthood smoothly and successfully. The nature of Talking Talent’s systemic and coaching-led approach is what drives broader organisational change and specific changes in behaviour.


17.5% increase in retention following parental leave saving £16.6 million in attrition costs in the first year.

“EY not only got back a fully functioning senior manager in record time but also now have a Director they can leverage in the local market place. I’m sure if you were that way inclined you could put a financial price on the success of it!” EY Director, Coachee

For more information visit Talking Talent Working Parent Coaching or contact usdirectly

Talking Talent Online™

In addition to live coaching programmes, we offer Talking Talent Online™, the pocket coach for busy professionals wanting support for their careers, and line managers who want to support them.  Our platform offers individuals access to instant virtual coaching; delivering more than a decade’s worth of world-class coaching expertise in one place. It offers a welcoming, reflective space, with fresh, bite-size and easy to access ideas. The online coaching content is provided in a high-touch way that’s accessible on-the-go and on demand, accessible on any internet enabled device across the globe.

No online coaching program like this exists. Talking Talent Online™ is an innovative and unique solution. It offers all the coaching support an individual needs all in one place, and tailored specifically to suit them.

CASE STUDY: Unilever

Online and mobile support for working parents and their managers in 90 countries

“We chose to use Talking Talent Online as part of the blend of support that we offer working parents at PwC – it complements the coaching programme and other initiatives, by offering 24/7 support and a place that people can go to for expert guidance even when they’re on leave. As a business, it also means we can extend this kind of expert support to people who wouldn’t otherwise have access to it. We want to support our people who have busy lives, helping them create sustainable careers here at PwC, and making the transition smoother for the business and the wider team. The key benefits for us are the increased engagement of new and expectant parents at the firm, the improved communication between line managers and their team members, and maintaining business & team performance during periods that could be much more challenging without this kind of support.” Sarah Churchman, Head of D&I, PwC

If you are a firm who would like to provide this to your employees contact us to arrange a demo.

Women Returners


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Women Returners is a consulting, coaching and network organisation which specialises in enabling professionals to return to work after an extended career break. We have pioneered the uptake of returnships in the UK since 2014, and have partnered to develop and run returnships and other practical and innovative technology returner programmes, with clients including O2, Bloomberg, Man Group and Fidelity Investments.

We have specialised expertise in returner coaching, together with an in-depth psychological and commercial understanding. Our unique four-stage Returner Coaching Programme has supported many cohorts of returner programme participants to effectively make the transition back to mid-to-senior corporate roles. Alongside our consulting and coaching services, we provide businesses with privileged access to the hard-to-reach group of high-calibre women on career break through our Women Returners Professional Network, a community of over 2,600 returning professionals. 

“At O2 we are always looking for new ways to attract talent and specifically female talent in STEM. Women Returners provided us with a one stop shop of professional support to launch the first of our programmes. The team at Women Returners supported us every step of the way, from supporting with the design of our recruitment process, helping to identify the candidates to shaping the programme and training. With a focussed and consultancy approach Women Returners were willing to tailor to suit the company and the requirements of the O2 programme.” Diversity and Inclusion Manager & Lead Resourcing Business Partner O2

"[With] Women Returners providing sound advice and great coaching support, the transition to back to full time work was made to feel almost seamless". Returner programme participant

Tectre – Bias and Culture Training

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Tectre Ltd provide Training, Recruitment and Consultancy to promote inclusive culture with all types of organisation. The Tectre team are well versed in helping companies recognise and maximise the potential that can be found in a diverse workforce. They specialise in training, recruitment and consulting at whatever stage you are at with your Diversity & Inclusion journey.

As subject matter experts committed to diversity they have a deep understanding of the motivations, challenges and requirements. Their proven skills and capabilities offer assured quality whether consulting or delivering training programmes for our clients. They are are pleased to be able to share what our customers say following our work with them.

Their courses address the challenges of both Women in STEM and the organisations who employ them: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Tech, Managing Personal Success, Challenging Impostor Syndrome and Workplace Culture. They offer training to support what companies can do to increase their Diversity and Inclusion including Understanding Microinequities, Interviewing without Bias, Anti-racism, Introduction to ED&I and Unconscious Bias training.

Many of their courses are modular so they can be tailored to address your specific needs. Delivery can be face to face or online, and is a mix of teaching, interaction, discussion, quizzes and elements to suit all kinds of learners. They also run open courses for individuals.

Please get in touch with us through [email protected] for more information or to arrange a call to discuss how they might help you.

If you’re a training organisation interested in being featured, get in touch.

Nimmi Patel

Nimmi Patel

Head of Skills, Talent and Diversity, techUK

Nimmi Patel is the Head of Skills, Talent and Diversity at techUK.

She works on all things skills, education, and future of work policy, focusing on upskilling and retraining. Nimmi is also an Advisory Board member of Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (digit). The Centre research aims to increase understanding of how digital technologies are changing work and the implications for employers, workers, job seekers and governments. She is also a member of Chatham House's Common Futures Conversations

Prior to joining the team, she worked for the UK Labour Party and New Zealand Labour Party, and holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Manchester and is currently studying MA Strategic Communications at King’s College London.

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