'Take off, tick over or exit?' is the strapline of the Women in Property Mid-Career Task Force, summarising the choices faced by many women juggling their mid stage careers. Since its launch, Task Force members have been working with businesses throughout the industry, in some cases developing bespoke programmes incorporating mentoring, women-returners, agile working unconscious bias, upskilling and refresher courses and the leaky talent pipeline.
You can read a review of a past Women in Property event 'Bumps and the Boardroom - agile working, parental leave and the power of networks' here.
Are you exploring a return to work after a career break? You might well be interested in this scheme from Network Rail, who are launching their 2019 Property Returners Programme. Applications are welcome from experienced professionals who have taken a career break of two years or more. Network Rail is seeking surveyors of all levels and specialisms, an accountant and website developer to work within the Property function. The programme runs for up to 24 weeks from October 2019 with the potential to join on a permanent basis thereafter. Please apply by 5 August 2019.
For more information on the programme, the opportunities available, and to apply, see: http://wrpn.womenreturners.com/network-property-returners-2019/
In addition SCS Railways, the Skanska | Costain | STRABAG joint venture is partnering with Women Returners to launch their Return-to-Work Programme. Applications are welcome from professionals of all genders who have taken a career break of two years or more. The opportunities are based in London, with roles across Construction and Delivery, Commercial, Procurement, Temporary works, Quality Management and Office and Administration. The paid programme runs for 6 months commencing November 2019 with the aim of joining on a permanent basis thereafter. The application deadline is 27 September 2019.
For more information on the programme, the opportunities available, and to apply, see: http://wrpn.womenreturners.com/scs-return-to-work-programme-2019/