Return with Resilience

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Government is funding a third cohort of this life changing women returner’s programme in 2022.

Return With Resilience, is an employability skills programme, tailor made for women aged around 50 who have had a career break of at least six months.

We know that at this stage of life, returners might also be experiencing the menopause – a natural, but for some, extremely challenging part of the aging process.

Recent research shone a light on the effect the menopause can have on women in the workplace, with a new study finding that one in 10 women who have worked during the menopause, left their  job due to their symptoms.

So for women looking to re-establish their careers, the mental and physical symptoms of the menopause, can make this feel like an even more unrealistic objective.  

‘Return With Resilience’ provides a vehicle for women at the same stage of life, to share experiences and support each other.

We will be running the programme in September but are accepting expressions of interest now.

Programme participants will receive:

  • A friendly onboarding experience with our team of experts
  • Virtual sessions, meaning all you need is access to a laptop and good connectivity
  • Five hours’ worth of one-to-one mental fitness coaching to assist in restoring lost confidence, and building optimism and resilience
  • Group workshops on CV writing, interview skills and job search strategies
  • Participation in a Menopause Expert led workshop, and access to fabulous resources
  • Personal support with job applications and introductions to great employers
  • Ongoing support and guidance as part of our professional network

Our delivery partners on Return with Resilience are Mind and Mission Ltd and Angie Garton.

Return with Resilience is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Skills Development Scotland.

Feedback from last year’s participants included

Everything was clearly explained hence a great demystifying experience. The support and shared knowledge was fantastic. 

I felt like there was room for me as a whole person and that I got such useful advice and genuine support. Everything felt like it was coming from such a genuine and useful place, I felt trust and that I could explore what it’s possible for me to do next. 

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