Amazon Web Services Returners Program EMEA 2019



Amazon Web Services Returners Program

Location: UK (London), Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Israel
Start date:  Ongoing, on a monthly basis
ProgrammePermanent supported hire opportunities; flexible working available

Are you looking to get back into a full time career after having a break? Want to join the world’s leading cloud technology organisation? If your answers are yes and you’re intrigued in finding out more, keep on reading…

Amazon Web Services (AWS)  has designed the Returners Program to offer people who have been on a career break an opportunity to return to full-time work. The program is designed to help and support you back into a permanent role with the goal of setting you up with the skills and knowledge you need for success.

Following the successful London pilot in 2018, AWS is looking to fill a variety of roles in AWS Sales and Marketing across their London and EU offices.


What will the Returners Program offer? 

If you have been out of the workforce for longer than two years, and want to come back and restart your career with AWS, the Returners Program is created to help and support you to become successful.

They want to ensure that you are supported back into a full-time working environment and here’s what they do to support you:

  • Train their line managers on how they can add extra support and development for Returners
  • Provide you with Career Returners Coaching workshops from Women Returners to include:
    • Building your professional self-belief
    • Managing the transition back to work
    • Creating an effective life balance
    • Networking and self-marketing
    • Planning for your future at AWS
  • Partner you up with a mentor and buddy.


How will I benefit from working with Amazon Web Services? 

Amazon Web Services is a dynamic, growing business unit within They are a company of builders. You will see that AWS is filled with smart, passionate people who are building new products and services, and innovating in every business. Here’s some of the great benefits that you’ll get from joining them on their program.

  • Flexible working – Theyll offer you working from home days. They understand that flexibility is key in maintaining a work life harmony. Your manager will work with you to establish the best and most productive use of your time.
  • Job Security – AWS understands that returning to work after a career break may seem daunting, but they want to set you up for success. Not only are they providing you a full-time opportunity to return to work, they will ensure that your development within AWS is key to your career path to success.
  • Work in a global environment – an opportunity for you to work with the world’s leading cloud technology with great people across the world.
  • Great benefits – as standard, Amazon provides employees with free private healthcare for you and subsidised private healthcare for your family, childcare vouchers, up to 10% discount on purchases on, 50% off gym membership, and many, many more with details available here.

AWS values employees from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, career paths, and education. This is what makes their culture peculiar and has led them into exploring diverse talent. AWS’s future relies on building an inclusive workforce, who can deliver customer and business success.


Who are they looking for?

AWS is looking for experienced professionals to fill a range of roles in sales and marketing across Europe, including business development, solutions architecture and marketing management. For more details on current opportunities see their website link below.


How to apply for the Program

Explore the opportunities currently available here: AWS Returners Program. These roles will be regularly updated as new opportunities arise. As these are currently open roles, please apply as soon as possible. Please tell Amazon that you found the role through Women Returners.

If you have any queries about the programme please email the AWS team on

FDM Getting Back to Business



FDM Getting Back to Business


Location: London, Glasgow, Leeds
Start date: Ongoing throughout the year
Programme: Supported hiring – training followed by 2 years’ client work

Ready to re-join the workforce?

Returning to work after a career break can be a daunting experience, but the FDM Getting Back to Business Programme is specifically designed to help with your transition. FDM believes that you can then return with the skills needed to help you make a positive impact on client site from day one.

The diverse community of FDMers includes a wide range of life experience, and they are proud to say that they are an inclusive employer with over 80 nationalities working together and a median gender pay gap of 0% for two years running, compared to a UK average of 18.1%.

On the Getting Back to Business Programme you will receive seven weeks of commercially relevant business and technical training to refresh your existing knowledge and develop new skills to help you to regain confidence before returning to the corporate world. You will have the opportunity to gain industry recognised certifications to help you stand out from the crowd. Following your training, you will work with one or more of FDM’s market-leading clients for a minimum of two years, working on exciting projects that are crucial to the business. FDM’s people are their priority and they are passionate about placing returners into suitable roles with clients including Barclays, The Post Office, Save the Children and Virgin Media, to name a few. They provide full support and mentoring throughout your two years with us and beyond, as well as various networking opportunities – you’ll feel part of the FDM family from day one! After the two years, you can either transition permanently with the client, remain with FDM as a senior consultant or seek other opportunities elsewhere.

You will receive:

  • Commercially relevant business and technical training in FDM’s state-of-the-art London, Leeds or Glasgow training centres (includes access to PRINCE2 and SCRUM Master certification)
  • Flexible training hours of 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday during the seven-week training period, to help accommodate personal commitments
  • Fast-track career progression to get you back into business
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Continuous support and development throughout your career journey

The FDM Getting Back to Business Programme is not like any other, and they have start dates all year round. Visit their website to learn more:

You can read and hear about the experiences of FDM returners here:

Synne’s Story

Krupa’s Story

Sheila’s Story

For further information please see this FAQ


What they’re looking for:

  • Drive, commitment and a can-do attitude
  • Previous experience in either project management, project support or business analysis
  • A strong aptitude and interest in business
  • The ability to commit to a two-year contract with FDM once the seven-week training period is complete (upon completion of two years, you can either go permanent with the client or stay with FDM as a senior consultant).
  • Be able to work full time


About FDM 

FDM has firmly established itself as an inclusive employer that champions diversity in the workplace. There are over 80 nationalities working together as a team and around 50% of the management team are women. They are proud to have reported a median gender pay gap of 0% for two years running (compared to a UK average of 18.1%) and have been recognised as Diversity Employer of the Year at the Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards and Top Employer at the Working Mums Awards 2018. FDM highlights role models through the annual FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards and hosts events and networking opportunities worldwide, as well as granting achievement awards for exemplary work. You will discover from day one that your time with them will be inspiring, engaging and exciting.


To Apply

If you have any other questions about the programme or wish to apply, please don’t hesitate to contact FDM at or come along to one of their open evenings by registering here.