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Pure Data Centres launches new jobs scheme to help engineers break the ‘career break curse’

Pure Data Centres launches new jobs scheme to help engineers break the ‘career break curse’

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Pure Data Centres, the global data centre developer and operator, has formed a new partnership with STEM Returners to help engineers, construction and IT specialists get back into work after a career break.

The company will offer a STEM Returners programme at its site in Brent Cross, London but many of the roles can be carried out remotely. Roles include electrical and mechanical engineers, technical support and project management.

STEM Returners, based in Hampshire, will source candidates for the programme, which aims to return or transfer experienced engineers back into industry following a career break. The fully paid placements act as a ‘returnship’, allowing candidates to be re-integrated into an inclusive environment upon their return to STEM.

Annual research from STEM Returners (The STEM Returners Index) has revealed the challenges people who have had career break face, when trying to return – recruitment bias being the main barrier to entry.

“We are very proud to be entering this new partnership with Pure Data Centres, to return highly skilled people back into the industry they love,” said Natalie Desty, Director of STEM Returners.

“Only by partnering with industry leaders like Pure Data Centres, will we make vital changes in STEM recruitment practices, to help those who are finding it challenging to return to the sector and improve diversity and inclusion.”

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