Restart your finance career with LCP
Investment firm Lane, Clark & Peacock recently launched Resume, a flexible returner programme. Here’s how it helps finance professionals get back into the workplace.
With the government having announced £5 million to promote returner programmes in the 2017 Spring Budget, a growing number of firms are creating schemes to encourage people back into the workplace. Step forward Lane Clark & Peacock, who have partnered with Timewise Jobs to create their new flexible returner programme, Resume.
The programme aims to provide a supportive environment in which people with a Pensions Actuarial or Investment background can pick up their careers after a break.
While many returner programmes offer a paid, professional-level internship with a likelihood of a job at the end of it, but no guarantees, LCP have chosen to do things differently.
As LCP’s Staff Partner Andrew Fortescue explains:
“Resume is designed to help people restart their careers in the best way possible, and we want to do all we can to make it a really positive experience. While lots of return to work programmes offer support for a limited period, we’ve taken the decision to make our related roles permanent.”
The returners who join the programme are offered a great deal of support, from individual career mentors and buddies to regular, one-to-one coaching sessions. And critically, the ability to work flexibly is described by the team as “a key part of the programme” and has been built in from the start. Given how highly returners value flexibility, that’s great news all round.