Returnship programme “an incredible opportunity for me”

Liza Lee in the centre
Liza Lee joined ICG in 2019 through a Returnship programme

We believe employees with diverse experience and transferable skills can make a hugely positive impact on the productivity, thought leadership and culture at ICG.

Returnship programmes attract highly skilled candidates who are seeking to resume their career in financial services following a career break or having pursued a different career path.

Such programmes consider professionals with at least 10 years’ experience who have had a career break of typically at least 18 months. To support you in your return to work, Returnships provide for a dedicated coaching programme for returnees as well as their managers.

Case study

Liza Lee (pictured, centre; biography here) joined ICG in 2019 through a Returnship programme:

After five years of working in Asia, I moved back to London with my family in mid-2018 while taking a career break to focus on my two young daughters.

However, once we had settled into our new routine, I craved a return to my career. While I felt that I had a lot to offer given my 13 years in the private equity business, I was nervous about how I would both juggle the proverbial work-life balance as well as re-establish myself in the European private equity market. I was very fortunate to hear about ICG’s Returnship programme through my network, and after demonstrating my value though a very welcoming and open-minded interview process, I was offered a temporary position in the Private Equity Fund Investments team.

ICG has made my return to work an extremely smooth transition, providing both the flexibility needed to manage family life and the high performance environment necessary for self-fulfilment. I’ve felt very empowered by the firm’s confidence in me and it has reignited the same motivation to succeed I had a decade ago! One year on, I have now transitioned to a permanent position and feel very excited about the opportunities ahead of me.