In July 2020 we launched our brand new STEM Returners branch in Australia!
Headed up by Marcail Roe, a two time return to work mum herself, Marcail knows the barriers and challenges faced by women re-entering the workplace. With major government investment in the Defence sector in Australia planned over the coming decades, thousands of new jobs will be created. This is the perfect time to readdress the balance and increase diversity in this new workforce.
We want employers to view CV gaps in a different way. Operating within an incredibly skills short market, the scheme allows employers to attract candidates from a new talent pool, and give candidates a supported route back to their career.
By facilitating paid short-term placements for professionals returning to work after a career break, we can begin to utilise the untapped talent in the engineering sector. The project provides support for candidates in advice, career coaching, networking opportunities and mentoring. All of the candidates going through the programme will also have the opportunity to restart their career in a permanent position at the end of the programme.
Our programmes help employers recruit, develop and retain the best available talent, and to enable highly qualified and experienced candidates to re-start their career. With over 45% of our returners being female and 34% being BAME, the STEM Returners programme is vital in addressing gender imbalance and making the STEM industries inclusive.
For more information on STEM Returners Australia, please contact Marcail Roe