The Bank of America Merrill Lynch has expanded its return-to-work programme.
After seeing almost 200 participants take part in its Returning Talent programme in London, the scheme is now open to applicants in Chester.
The scheme aims to help those who have been out of the workplace, such as former stay-at-home parents, carers or those who have taken a career break to support a partner serving in the Armed Forces, to re-enter the workforce.
The programme, provided in partnership with the Executive Coaching Consultancy, is targeted at people who have been out of work for a year or more and who have interests in finance, technology, banking operations or other professional services.
The Chester-based programme will see 25 successful applicants attend a two-day conference in September, which will explore the changing workplace and the role of the returner in today’s office environment.
The programme will also feature talks from guest speakers, workshops, practical guidance, interview skills sessions, executive coaching, networking opportunities and insight into how to balance work and home lives.
Steve Miller, head of the Chester site, global head of FX operations and Returning Talent Chester executive sponsor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said: “I am very excited to see the expansion of the Returning Talent programme to Chester. This builds on its great success in London and is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to re-enter the workplace.
“We know there is enormous untapped talent in the returner population, and we think this matches very well with the expanding opportunities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Chester.”