Opportunities you will not find anywhere else.
A ‘returner’ is simply somebody re-entering the job market after a substantial break, whether it be for raising children, illness, care duties or any number of factors that may make it difficult to reignite a career.
We've been supporting returners to refresh their careers after a break since 2010. Our exclusive opportunities are the perfect way to revitalise your career, or even start a new one, with employers who understand your needs.
We offer opportunities to kick-start your career and/or support you out of unemployment and underemployment. There are no age limits and our criteria is simple – we’re looking to help you build experience in your chosen field in real graduate-level positions.
Lots of returners tell us that they have found the idea of getting back to work intimidating. Our staff are on hand to handle returner enquiries and help you regain your confidence, highlight your skills, and find you a flexible opportunity that you can prove yourself in.
Diversity, inclusion and opportunity are at the core of our values, and our returners prove that technology and terminology may change, but aptitude and attitude do not.
AAI receives Scottish Government funding to support women returners
"We’re pleased to be allocated this additional funding to open up possibilities for BME women returners, who prove that technology and terminology may change, but aptitude and attitude do not."
Returnships – the Who, What and the Why?
The term ‘returnship’ has been bandied around a lot at the moment. There are websites, blogs and government propositions popping up all over the place heralding the arrival of the ‘returnship’, but what exactly does it mean, and why is it so important now?
AAI CEO Joy Lewis elaborates;
Returner Profile - Sheila Roussel
"The positions through AAI really helped to build my confidence in my new career. Not only did the internships give me access to the practical side of these businesses, which was invaluable, but also gave me access to a network of industry professionals and customers that I would have found...