Returning to the workforce after taking an extended break can be intimidating (read: terrifying) — but Fitch Ratings is making it a whole lot easier. The company, a global leader in credit ratings and research, has recently announced that it’s launching a 10-week, full-time paid internship for financial services professionals who are ready to get back into working after putting their careers on hold.
“There is an underutilized talent pool of women who, after stepping back from their career for family commitments or other personal reasons, want to get back to work and are looking for a supportive environment that sets them up for success,” says Jessalynn Moro, managing director and analytical sponsor of the program.
As Moro puts it, Fitch’s program is so exceptional because it encourages and supports highly talented candidates who might otherwise feel intimidated or discouraged about the thought of plunging into a job search. While many companies offer “return-to-work” programs for parents returning to their jobs after taking maternity leave, coming back to work after a longer hiatus can be especially daunting.
“I am excited to help bring women back to work into the Fitch family, augmenting our capabilities as a company and expanding their career opportunities,” says Moro.
The program, which is called Fitch CreditPath, will run from Sept. 25 through Dec. 8, 2017 at Fitch Ratings’ U.S. Headquarters in New York City. Fitch has designed it so that participants will get as much out of the program as possible; it’s customized based on participants’ prior work experience and is geared toward facilitating workforce re-entry in credit analysis or related fields.
“We welcome women back to the workforce and are committed to their successful re-entry,” says Jamie Krulewitz, managing director and global head of talent, who leads the program. “Fitch CreditPath will offer talented professionals an opportunity to become part of the Fitch community, and at the same time help expand and diversify our talent base.”
If you’re wondering whether this program’s the right fit for you, consider some of the qualities Fitch is looking for in candidates:
- Experience in credit, ratings, and/or financial analysis
- 4+ years of work experience prior to career break
- 3+ years career break
- Strong desire and ability to return to the workforce
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to convey complex ideas and solutions concisely and persuasively
- A collaborative mindset and ability to operate within departmental and company-wide initiatives, both on an individual basis and as part of a team
Participants who complete the program will be well-positioned to compete for roles within Fitch — and they can also rest assured that they have analytical and technical skills that are in-demand in today’s workforce.
Sound like the right move for you? If you’re interested, apply early, as space is limited!
Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.
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