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The Returners Programme for Marketing, Sports Marketing and PR professionals

The Returners Programme for Marketing, Sports Marketing and PR professionals

Applications for a place on our March 2024 are now open

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Find out how to become a 2024 Partner Company HERE.  

Join us on the 2024 Back2businessship Marketing Communications Returners Programme during March 2024 in Central London.

Are you a Media, Marketing or Communications/PR professional who has taken time out of your career for caring reasons?
Are you now looking to get back into the workplace?
If so, the Back2businessship programme, now in it´s 11th year, could be a great programme to help you launch an entry back into your career.
The programme is exclusively for Returners who have over a decade of experience in marketing, media, PR and communications and over 3 years out of the workplace to raise a family or for other caring responsibilities. We are particularly looking for applicants from minority ethnic & lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The intensive 6 day Re-orientation Back-to-work Programme includes modules on personal development, job searching and marketing and communications sector skills. Highlights include changes and progress in the world of work including digital, social media & creative, data analytics, along with the myths & reality of AI in Marketing.
There will be a range of coaching and training sessions led by industry professionals as well as case studies and presentations by inspirational individuals who have returned to the workplace successfully after a career break.
The final day of the Re-orientation Back-to-work Programme features our final day delegate networking event session where up to 30 representatives from top Companies attend to meet delegates.

The 6 day Re-orientation Back-to-work Programme will run in Central London for 6 days over 2 weeks.

Applicants must be available for all days for the full timetable. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and hold a valid work permit.

A place on the programme is free.
The programme is delivered and financially supported by f1 recruitment ltd with match funded financial support from our Associates.

To apply for a place please send a short covering email of no more than 500 words telling us about your most recent 5 years work experience (pre career break), what you hope to get from attending our programme and a bit about your ambitions for your career in the future to:

Please add a note and supporting information to your application if your total household income is less then £30,000 per annum and you would like to be considered for our Bursary scheme which is designed to help cover some of your travel and childcare costs to attend the programme.

Email to be put on the waiting list for this year in case we get cancellations and to be first to hear about the March 2024 programme

Applications will go live in September 2023 for March 2024 programme

Many delegates from Back2Businessship over the last 10 years are now back working in either permanent career roles, are contracting or have decided to set up their own small consultancies. All have moved their careers forward since the programme.

*There is no car parking available

**in the event that the programme cannot be run face-to-face it will go ahead online.


The Rise of Returners – Join Liz Nottingham, Chair of Back2Businessship with  Sharon Lloyd-Barnes, Commercial Director & Inclusion Lead at the Advertising Association talking to Amanda Fone about 10 years of Back2Businessship – 300 Returners, 300 Experienced Hires and the impact Returners can have within your business. 

Find out how to become a 2024 Partner Company HERE.

Companies that have attended the final day networking include

Shell, Sky, Channel 4, Linked In, CBI, SECNewgate, Apco, Hanover, Digital Media Cinema, Fleishman, Ogilvy, The Football Association, Tottenham Hotspur FC, The Premier League, Nationwide, MSL, Oracle,  Golin, English Cricket Board, HP Inc, Omnicom Media, Saatchi & Saatchi, H+K Strategies,  Bright Partnerships (Sports Marketing)  Jack Morton Worldwide, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment and many more household names. *There is no car parking available