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What if you could join a company where the possibilities are priceless?

As a technology company in the global payments business, we connect consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses worldwide and enable them to use secure and convenient electronic forms of payment. The products we create change the way the world pays and gets paid.

Join the industry’s most passionate, motivated and engaged global team - our employees are encouraged to drive innovation every day in support of a more connected world and a world beyond cash.

What if you could return to work at a company that values your skills and experience?

Relaunch your Career is Mastercard’s global returnship programme. 

The programme is designed to enable highly-experienced people who were working at mid-management level before taking a break from their careers to re-enter the workplace.

We know it can be tough for people to return to work after time away, so our programme provides returners with a range of tools and support to help them find their way.

As a returner, you can expect to be fully immersed into the organisation for 16 weeks. From the start you will have the opportunity to work on a strategic and commercially-focused project, enabling you to build on your skills and previous experience. You will attend a two-day induction, receive on-the-job training, a buddy, coaching and plenty of opportunities to learn about our business and develop new and existing skills.

And at the end of the 16 weeks, there’s the opportunity to apply for a permanent role.

Who are we looking for?

Relaunch your career is for people who:

  • Have taken a career break of two years or more
  • Are keen to return to work on a permanent basis 
  • Have previous experience at mid-management level ideally gained in technology, financial services, e-commerce, or professional services organisations
  • Are team players, collaborative, excellent relationship builders and influencers, great problem solvers and adaptable 
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

What we offer to help you find your way:

  • A 16-week programme starting in March 2019, on a paid fixed-term contract
  • A wealth of learning resources to help you settle in and grow – from learning about our business, to workshops on presentation and networking, online learning and coaching from managers
  • A structured ‘Getting Started’ programme
  • An engaging and stimulating project to work on
  • A buddy from day one
  • A manager equipped in helping people return to work, with regular check-in sessions
  • Depending on availability and our selection criteria, the chance to apply for a permanent role

Working with Mastercard

"It’s been great to meet new people and be part of a community." - Nicky

Learn how women at Mastercard are supporting the future of payments.

"If you’re thinking about doing the same, just go for it." - Keira

Meet Steve

"Trying to get back into the workplace was a mixed experience in many ways. I was keen to challenge myself in a new industry but it was difficult to get recruitment consultants to put me forward for roles, even though I knew I was qualified for them. Many women take a career break after having children, and increasingly men are doing the same. I applied for the Relaunch your Career programme at Mastercard, and secured a space. For me, the returnship programme was great because Mastercard recognised the value of my experience regardless of my career break."