13 June 2016
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a project to help bring experienced women back into the workplace after a career break is to be trialled in Scotland.
The Scottish Government will work with employers across the country to pilot a ‘Returners’ project which will help women update skills and knowledge.
The First Minister made the announcement while opening Deloitte’s new offices in Glasgow where she met a group of their ASPIRE students on work experience and a group of women involved in the company’s Working Parents Transitions Programme.
Many women struggle to get back into work due to a lack of access to flexible working that allows them support care commitments. They can lose confidence and relevant skills after being out of the workforce especially in the science and technology sectors where technology has moved on at a rapid pace.”
“Deloitte recognises the importance of supporting women and its transition programme in helping parents make career choices and a successful return to the workplace.
“When we tap into the diverse talents and the rich experiences of everyone, we’ll have a stronger economy and country.”