Balfour Beatty discusses its Returners Programme in The Daily Telegraph

8 March 2018


Balfour Beatty Design Coordinator, Antje Budge, is featured in The Daily Telegraph’s International Women’s Day supplement discussing her return to work through Balfour Beatty’s Returners Programme.

Following a nine-year career break to raise her children, Antje was keen to return to the engineering sector but had struggled to find a part-time role which would fit with her family commitments.

Balfour Beatty’s Returners Programme, in partnership with Women Returners, provided the ideal opportunity to re-enter the sector. Antje is now working as a Design Coordinator on a road improvement scheme in Merseyside.

Speaking of her experience, Antje said: “As an engineer, you don’t lose your skills. It’s only when you are back in a job that you realise you can still do it. Diversity is so important and you have to value all the things you can bring to a team.”

The Returners Programme is a core component of the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, open to those who have been out of their career for more than two years.


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