by Richard Crump
Originally published: July 18, 2016
PWC has increased the number of places on its ‘Back to Business’ return to work programme tenfold to help get more women back into the workplace after career breaks.
The 16 week paid senior return to work programme, which aims to help bring senior professional women back into the workplace who have had a career break of more than two year, started in PwC’s deals business at the end of last year and due to its success is being extended to all of the firm’s business areas. Three quarters of the first intake have taken on permanent roles in PwC’s deals business.
Back to Business is designed to help the transition back into the workplace and offers people the chance to work on client projects, upgrade their skills and broaden their professional network. At the end of the 16 weeks there is the opportunity to apply for a permanent role.