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Applications for a place on our March 2025 programme open in September


Join us on the 2025 Back2businessship Marketing Communications Returners Programme during March 2025 in Central London.

Are you a Media, Marketing or Communications/PR professional who has taken time out of your career for caring reasons? Are you now looking to get back into the workplace?

If so, the Back2businessship programme, now celebrating it´s 11th year, could be a great programme to help you launch an entry back into your career.
The programme is exclusively for Returners who have over a decade of experience in marketing, media, PR and communications and over 3 years out of the workplace to raise a family or for other caring responsibilities.

We are particularly looking for applicants from minority ethnic & lower socio-economic backgrounds.

f1 Back2businessship Programme

The 6 day Re-orientation Back-to-work Programme will run in Central London for 6 days over 2 weeks, one afternoon in the second week is dedicated to the delegate networking event.


Applicants must be available for all days for the full timetable. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and hold a valid work permit.


A place on the programme is free.


The programme is delivered and financially supported by f1 recruitment ltd with match funded financial support from our Associates.


Click here to see how Back2Businessship23 accelerated the delegates’ return to work.

Back2businessship2025 Applications

  • Applications for a place on the March 2025 programme open in September. We will need to know about your most recent 5 years work experience (pre career break), what you hope to get from attending our programme and a bit about your ambitions for your career in the future to:
  • Please add a note and supporting information to your application if your total household income is less then £30,000 per annum and you would like to be considered for our Bursary scheme which is designed to help cover some of your travel and childcare costs to attend the programme.
  • Many delegates from Back2Businessship over the last 10 years are now back working in either permanent career roles, are contracting or have decided to set up their own small consultancies. All have moved their careers forward since the programme.
  • *There is no car parking available. **In the event that the programme cannot be run face-to-face it will go ahead online.


Back2businessship Partner Companies


Find out how to become a 2024 Partner Company HERE.

Companies that have attended the final day networking include

Shell, Sky, Channel 4, Linked In, CBI, SECNewgate, Apco, Hanover, Digital Media Cinema, Fleishman, Ogilvy, The Football Association, Tottenham Hotspur FC, The Premier League, Nationwide, MSL, Oracle,  Golin, English Cricket Board, HP Inc, Omnicom Media, Saatchi & Saatchi, H+K Strategies,  Bright Partnerships (Sports Marketing)  Jack Morton Worldwide, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment and many more household names.

What an incredible Back2Businessship 2023 Returners Programme, thank you & the supporting partners & presenters for the opportunity to participate!! You have put your all into this , its such a smart much needed ground breaking programme! It was like a marathon you need to sprint, pitched at a high level & the opportunity to meet such a talented group of energised returners ready to get into the workplace with fresh eyes."

"Thank you for these amazing two weeks, it was unforgettable: the support we got from you, level of knowledge you gave us and most importantly- confidence, as Liz said: wind in our wings:)

- B2B 2023 Delegates