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Return with Resilience - Funded course

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

SkillSeeder is committed to making training more accessible and it's our pleasure to be working with Morna Ronnie and her team at The People Portfolio who are currently encouraging women over the age of 50 and / or experiencing the menopause to apply for a an inspiring FREE programme, funded by the Scottish Government.




The Women Returners Programme is a FREE programme, which has been especially created for women over 50 and/or experiencing the menopause in Scotland. During this period in life it can be challenging to rejoin the workforce after a career break when confidence may be low and ageism in evidence, so the support provided through this new programme can very much benefit so many women.

The Scottish Government is funding another cohort of this life changing programme in order to help tackle the gender pay gap and improve women’s economic position in the labour market. It is therefore completely FREE to attend!



Returners will receive a wealth of support and guidance, including:

  • Friendly onboarding experience with our team of experts

  • Virtual sessions, meaning all you need is access to a laptop

  • Five hours’ worth of one-to-one mental fitness coaching with the qualified psychotherapists at Mind & Mission Ltd. These sessions will assist in restoring lost confidence, and building optimism and resilience

  • Group workshops on CV writing, interview skills and job search strategies. Sharing these sessions with other likeminded women is hugely beneficial forming a strong support network.

  • Access to specialised menopause resources and support

  • Support with applications and introductions to great employers within professional and financial services

  • Ongoing support and feedback


Running from November 2021 to March 2022, women across Scotland are being invited to submit an application. The previous programme received some really positive feedback. Here's what some of the participants had to say:


“This course has been highly beneficial to me - it made m