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9 October 2019

Join us on the 2020 Back2businessship Marketing Communications Returners Programme!

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In association with BAME 2020 delivered by f1 Recruitment Ltd

Join us on the 2020 Back2businessship Marketing Communications Returners Programme Week of March 9thand March 16th 2020 – in Central London

Are you a Media, Marketing or Communications/PR  professional who has taken time out to raise your family or has had other caring responsibilities and are now looking to get back into the workplace and kick start your career? If so, Back2businessship, now in its 6thyear is looking for applicants with strong pre career break professional experience in Media/Marketing/Communications/PR disciplines for our 2020 programme.


You will  have worked in-house or agency side in the public or private sector. The programme is exclusively for career returners who have over a decade of experience in marketing, media and communications and over 3 years out of the workplace raising a family or have had other caring responsibilities.

We  are particularly looking for applicants from a BAME background who are under represented in the marketing/ comms sector as well as applicants who are non graduates and from lower socio economic groups.


The intensive 6 Day Re-orientation back-to-workprogramme includes modules on Career Planning, Presentation skills, Changes and progress in the World of Work you left behind including digital, social media & creative, data analytics, the myths & reality of AI in Marketing, how to attack the jobs market & apply for roles and how to manage your first 90 days back in the workplace. There will be a range of coaching and training sessions led by industry professionals as well as case studies and presentations by inspirational womenwho have returned to the workplace successfully after a career break raising a family. The final day of the Re-orientation back-to-work programme features our popular  ‘company speed dating’ session where up to 30 representatives from leading Agencies and recruitment directors from top companies attend to meet delegates.

The 6 day Re-orientation back-to-workprogrammewill run in Central London at HK Strategies* offices in Farringdon & R/GA* offices near Liverpool Street  for 6 days over 2 weeks from 9:30am to 2:30pm on

  • Monday 9thMarch
  • Wednesday 11thMarch
  • Thursday 12thMarch

and then;

  • Monday 16thMarch
  • Wednesday 18thMarch
  • Thursday 19thMarch.

Applicants must be available on all days for the full timetable. There will be optional  smaller group coaching sessions between 3:00pm and 4:30pm each day of the programme. The final selection day for the programme will be held in Central London on Wednesday 22ndJanuary and you will need to be available on this date. To apply for a place:

Please send a 2 page CV with a short covering email telling us about your previous experience and why you want to get back to work and your career. No more than 350 words.

Deadline for applications is Monday 13thJanuary 2020

Please email

Many delegates from Back2businessship over the last 5 years are now back working in permanent career roles, are contracting or have decided to set up their own small consultancies. All have moved their careers forward since the programme. Please see our blog at to read insights from 2019 delegates.

Companies that have attended the final day speed dating include

Nationwide, Oracle, R/GA, Golin, FHF, English Cricket Board, HP Inc, Chelsea FC, Mullen Lowe Salt, Omnicom Media, Saatchi & Saatchi, We Work, H+K Sport, CBI, Jack Morton Worldwide and many more household names. *There is no car parking available