The Mums@Work Return to Work Career Fair is the first of its kind in the region. The Mums@Work team have been working hard over the past few months to perfect this event  and bring our candidates the opportunity to meet with some of the best global brands, who have diversity and inclusion at the heart of their talent strategies. Companies including VISA, EY, APCO International, Standard Chartered and Hilton Hotels will be at the fair along with their teams who will spend time with attendees to understand more about their skills, experience and future career goals.

The day will comprise of panel discussions with Mums@Work trainers, coaches and our client partners. This will be followed by interactive practical workshops with our clients who will tell you more about their businesses and the roles they are looking to fill. Roles will include permanent, contract and returnship opportunities.

This is your chance to get in front of key hiring managers in some of the top global brands to showcase your skills and experience.

The Return to Work Career Fair will be held on March 1st, with 100 limited places. To attend the Career Fair you must check out our Return to Work Job Board and apply to relevant roles you have experience within. The job boards will be updated daily so please do keep checking and follow our social media and emails to make sure you don't miss out!

As this event will prove very popular unfortunately only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to join the Career Fair. 

Should you be shortlisted you will be notified by February 27th.

See our partners Return to Work Career Fair roles at Return to Work Job Board Wishing you the best of luck!

Find out what our partners had to say about the Return to Work Career Fair...

Joe Murphy, UAE Managing Partner, EY

'At EY, we are building the workplace of the future – a place that is smarter, more inclusive, more dynamic and more flexible – and driven by a sense of purpose. Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce is core to our ambition of building a better working world. Brilliant women are already thriving in our business and we are keen to attract more women across all levels to work at EY, including those looking to rejoin the workforce. We believe that the skills acquired from a career break can complement those previously attained in a professional environment. Our collaboration with Mums@Work allows us to further embrace change, invest in talented individuals, and create a more inclusive economic growth.'

Kate Lane Dosanjh, Senior Director Human Resources, Visa

‘People are behind every payment made everywhere and at Visa, we understand…life happens. Sometimes careers shift based on family needs and priorities, but we believe those decisions don’t diminish your value or worth at work, in fact, they can enhance your career.  Diversity and Inclusion are key to Visa’s success, and so we are excited to be partnering with Mums@work in furthering careers and enabling quality work experiences for mum returners.’

Jane Siney, Head of Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

'We are pleased to be a sponsor of the upcoming Careers Fair hosted by Mums@work. As a working Mum, I know how challenging it can be to return to work after having children, I am fortunate enough to work for an employer that understands this and helps me get the best use of my time. As an employee, I was so proud to hear learn that my bank has recently been included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and I hope through our partnership with Mums@work we are able to attract more women to join the Standard Chartered family.'

Remco Werkhoven, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay 

‘We, as a hotel are honoured to be working with and supporting Mums@work. Partnering with this initiative will aid in further implementation of female leadership as well as a more diverse work place, which Hilton as a company is focused on and we firmly believe in at our hotel. We look forward creating a working environment whereby we can stand by our values of female leadership and diversity.’ 

Elizabeth Sen, Deputy Managing Director & Chief Client Officer, MENA Region

'Having already hired several highly-qualified women from within the Mums@Work community, I have witnessed first-hand the level of talent that we may otherwise not have had access to without the support of this critical initiative. At APCO, we know that diversity is the key to our success, which is why we look forward to working with more mothers who bring with them fresh perspective and unique experiences.'

Rachel Ellyard, MENA Talent Leader, EY, says:

“Mums@Work offers EY a forward thinking and innovative way to tap into an exceptional pool of talent.  Not only does their program provide a new outlet to attract talent into the workplace, it gives us access to a pool of female candidates with a diverse set of skills and various levels of experience who may not have otherwise applied to work with a professional services organization. This in turn supports EY’s goal of achieving full global gender parity by 2030 and allows women who are considering coming back to work but unsure of their options a transition back into an office setting that is flexible, inclusive, and diverse while refreshing their skills and experience. Our Mums@Work Returnship program provided 8 opportunities and has been a great success. They have been an exceptional company to collaborate with and we look forward to continuing our gender parity journey with them.”

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