Women Returners

pics taken during group courses for women returning to work

Are you considering returning to work?

The PCT Partnership has worked with thousands of women looking to return to the workplace after a break. Recognising the difficulties faced by women returning to work, this programme has been designed and developed to specifically meet their needs.

Running successfully for more than 20 years, this programme has helped thousands of women return to work after a career break. Most join feeling unsure about where to start the process and tell us they are concerned about:

  • lack of confidence
  • skills, qualifications and experience all being irrelevant
  • IT skills out of date
  • No idea of where to find jobs and make applications
  • Very nervous about interviews
  • concerns about work-life balance

This course is designed to help you overcome these issues. Delivered in a supportive environment our objective is to prepare you for a successful transition from home to work.

What does the course offer?

Because we know you may have caring responsibilities all courses run in the mornings between 0930 – 1300 hours and over a 4-week period always avoiding school holidays. We cover:

  • Analysis of your skills
  • CV Development
  • Recruitment and selection process
  • Understanding job descriptions and person specifications
  • Job matching and completion of application forms
  • Interview preparation
  • Interview practice including tackling competence based questions

The course is intended to be completely supportive. You will join a group of like-minded women all looking to return to work. Once the course finishes we continue to work with you on a 1-1 basis on your job search.

More important that what we say is what other women say about the course. Have a look at their stories and opinions in our case studies.

The course takes place in the conference rooms at The Novotel Edinburgh and for some women full funding may be available from Skills Development Scotland  throughout the year.


You can contact send us a message or apply using the application form click here or if you would rather have a chat first then please feel free to call on 0131 622 6240.

“You helped change my life!” Melanie

“Thank you so much…the interview was exactly as you said, the questions word for word and the result… OMG, I have a job!” Alison

“This course is to be recommended to anyone trying to return to work”. Susan

To view some case studies visit the About us page