Opportunities you will not find anywhere else.

A ‘returner’ is simply somebody re-entering the job market after a substantial break, whether it be for raising children, illness, care duties or any number of factors that may make it difficult to reignite a career.

We've been supporting returners to refresh their careers after a break since 2010. Our exclusive opportunities are the perfect way to revitalise your career, or even start a new one, with employers who understand your needs.

We offer opportunities to kick-start your career and/or support you out of unemployment and underemployment. There are no age limits and our criteria is simple – we’re looking to help you build experience in your chosen field in real graduate-level positions. 

Lots of returners tell us that they have found the idea of getting back to work intimidating. Our staff are on hand to handle returner enquiries and help you regain your confidence, highlight your skills, and find you a flexible opportunity that you can prove yourself in.

Diversity, inclusion and opportunity are at the core of our values, and our returners prove that technology and terminology may change, but aptitude and attitude do not.

Returner Profile

Viana Maya



A closer look at the Back to Work launch events.


Top 5 Tips for your Returner CV

Embrace the break and kickstart your career

Returner Workshops 2018

Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen

Supporting women in work from Glasgow to Gambia.

Award-winning startups join Adopt an Intern project to support women returners.


In The News:

Scottish supermodel Eunice Olumide opens up about racism.

In The News:

Supermodel Eunice Olumide champions return-to-work drive to help minority women in Scotland.


Back To Work Women Returner Workshops 2018

Free employability workshops for women returners in Edinburgh & Aberdeen in 2018.

Back To Work

Are you looking to restart your career after a break? 

AAI receives Scottish Government funding to support women returners

Jamie Hepburn MSP visits AAI to announce funding.


The Who, What and the Why?


Returner Profile

Alison Jones



Returner Profile

Sarah Hunter-Argyle


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