Practical coaching and training
for women returners and those looking to progress their career

The PCT Partnership offers training and development for women returning to work after a break and for women looking to progress within their career.

Founded in 1994, we have since seen thousands of women through the returners programme and successfully return to work. Women come to us with different ambitions. Some look to re-launch their careers, whilst others want part-time flexible working that fits with family life. We work with you to find the right fit: no judgements, just guidance to find a solution that works for you. We do this by helping you identify your knowledge, skills and experience, working with you through every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

We also work with job changers. Often women who are looking to move on to the next job and need some help with their career development and sometime some 1-1 coaching through the recruitment and selection process.

 Our range of programmes for 2017 include:

  • Women Returning to Work
  • Career development
  • 1-1 Coaching, including preparation for interview

We have also built relationships with employers who use our services to fill their vacancies. We welcome any employer interested to partner with us. As an employer, you provide the vacancy and we provide women returners who may be interested in the post. Unlike recruitment agencies, there is no fee for this service. Our commitment is clear: it is to source opportunities for our women returners.

  • Women returning to work

    A hugely popular course. We know returning to work can be tricky. Most women tell us they lack confidence, consider their skills rusty and are concerned about work-life balance. We have helped thousands of women in Edinburgh successfully make the transition back to work and progress within the workplace.

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  • Career development

    Designed for those looking to take the next step and move on within their career. Coaching is available in small groups and covers all aspects of the selection process. This includes coaching on perfecting your response to competency-based questioning. Grads?:

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  • 1-1 development

    Often, people prefer individual support. 1-1 coaching is available and includes help to write job applications, match your CV to jobs and prepare for interviews.  We conduct thorough practice interviews based on a job of your choosing.

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  • Service for employers

    We help employers in their recruitment and selection process. You provide us with your job description and we circulate this to our women returners. This is an opportunity to access a group of well-qualified women, keen to return to the workplace. Unlike a recruitment agency, we do not charge a fee for this service.