Discover Vodafone’s ReConnect Programme

As part of its ReConnect programme, Vodafone is working with Northern Power Women to host the ReConnect Manchester Event to offer opportunities and support to women wishing to return to work.

Date: Thursday 9th November 2017
Time: 1pm until 7pm
Location: Vodafone Pacific House, Atlas Business Park, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5PR

The ReConnect event will consist of a careers fair where a variety of employers will be exhibiting their vacancies, careers skills workshops, a panel discussion and information on child care. There will be a range of full-time and part-time, executive and frontline positions available, and attendees will be able to talk with employees about specific roles and their companies in general.

To reserve tickets, visit here.

Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao has said:

“We are committed to ensuring that our employees are drawn from diverse communities and societies. Our ambition to be one of the best employers for women in the world is central to that commitment. Companies often struggle to recruit and retain women in management and leadership roles. Innovations such as our global maternity policy and now our new ReConnect programme can make a real difference to women who work for us today and who will work for us in the future.”

The ReConnect programme will include:

  • Recruitment outreach activities to make contact with, and raise awareness among, women on career breaks;
  • Training and induction programmes to refresh and enhance professional skills and help women prepare for re-entry to the workplace;
  • Unconscious bias training for hiring managers; and
  • Employment terms designed to reflect the competing pressures on working women’s lives include flexible working options, part time roles and potential for a phased return to work.

Read Karin’s experience of how she has already benefited from the ReConnect Programme:

“I was lucky to approach Vodafone at a time when the ReConnect programme was established, and the support I have been given by Vodafone has been amazing.”

Karin Meurk-Harvey, Head of IoT Commercial, Vodafone Group Enterprise

Prior to her return to work, Karin had more than 23 years of corporate experience in the telecoms sector. She said:

“On my first day [at Vodafone], I had a senior HR business partner meet me in the lobby – and they were with me the whole day. That felt like coming home.”

She added:

“My personal circumstances changed. I became a single mother, and at the time I had a job where I travelled a lot. I was responsible for a region and I realised things needed to change because I had relatively small children at home. So, I decided to leave the corporate world and start my own consultancy business, where I had more flexible working hours and didn’t have to travel. After a time, my personal life stabilised. My children were a little bit older and I felt ready to go back to work, to work for a big enterprise again.”

To reserve tickets, visit here.

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