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McLaren F1 & Entain are opening the door for women returners

Entain x McLaren returnship

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McLaren F1 and Entain have launched a joint Returnship programme for women to returning to work after a career break.

Entain, the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group, and the McLaren F1 team are opening their joint programme to help reignite the careers of women returning to STEM roles.

As part of the programme, an initial cohort of ten Returnship places will be created, offering unique opportunities and experience at either Entain or the McLaren F1 Team over a six-month period. The programme is designed to suit different women at different stages in their career, with successful candidates being supported by a 1-1 transitional coach specialising in returning to work, flexible working, networking with senior executives, and an opportunity to discuss permanent role opportunities after the six-month programme. Example placement roles span from software engineers and back-end developers to data scientists and design engineers, with the full list available on the programme’s website

Candidates who meet the following minimum criteria are being sought:  

  • At least 3 months unemployed, underemployed or reskilling 
  • At least 2 years prior professional experience 
  • STEM focused qualifications or experience or a personal and evidencable passion for technology / data / engineering 

Speaking about the programme, Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said, “We are excited to be launching the first returnship of its kind within F1 in partnership with Entain.”

“This is an opportunity to drive real change within the Engineering and Technology industries and is part of our overall commitment to making STEM careers more accessible to all, and to having 40% of our employees from under-represented backgrounds by 2030.” 

Jette Nygaard-Andersen, Entain CEO, added, “The fusion of technology, sport and entertainment, and desire to support talented women re-entering the workforce meant that launching this brand-new programme with our partner, McLaren, is an obvious step.”

“We share a passion and commitment for giving women a platform to reignite their careers in STEM and hope that through this programme, we not only support a generation of ambitious women now but inspire future generations of girls to land their dream STEM role.”  

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