2021 TechDiversity Award Winner Marketing-Category

On International Women’s Day in March 2019, ANZ launched the ‘Return to Work Program’ to help people (particularly women) who have taken a career break of two or more years, often to care for children, transition back to the workforce. The program in our Technology Division is focused on addressing the challenges of returning to work, centred around confidence-building, support structures and flexible work options whilst growing our pipeline of diverse talent.

We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and provide an opportunity to refresh skills through training, in a supportive environment with leaders, mentors and colleagues, while competitively remunerating our people for the value they bring.

In 2021 we extend our campaign globally to include New Zealand and India with 35 people given the opportunity to kick start their career which is a true testament of the impact and opportunities this program delivers.

For many people, transitioning back into the workforce after taking a career break can be tough. Some days, too tough. That’s why this program offers two paid and flexible employment options. The first is a 20 week fixed term contract and the other is a supported hire into a permanent role.


Return to Work Program was also a Merit Recipient under the Business Category.

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