Looking to Rejoin the Workforce? Mastercard Has a Game Plan

August 2, 2019 | By Raj Seshadri

Diversity and inclusion is a part of our DNA globally across Mastercard. We believe that diversity of thought and experience is directly connected to our success as a business.

To build on our solid foundation, we continue to deepen our ability to tap into a talent pool of qualified and experienced individuals who have been on career break and are looking to return to the workplace to re-establish their careers.

I am pleased to share that we are opening our next round of intakes to the ‘Relaunch your Career’ program. This is designed to help people who’ve had a career break return to work.

Our program has been running since 2017 and it started with eight participants in two countries. For our second intake in 2018, we opened it up even further and had 31 participants in nine countries. Globally this year, we will have over 40 participants across 14 different countries.

Mastercard’s culture and values are a strong foundation for encouraging people to return to work after a career break, but we know that making the decision to return and transitioning back into the workplace can be tough.

Over the course of 16 weeks, this program gives candidates the opportunity to learn about our business and work on strategic projects that build on their skills and previous experience. We provide them on-the-job training, coaching, a range of tools and a buddy to support them and bring them up to speed quickly. At the end of the program, the participants are given the opportunity to continue with the company based on performance review.

Individuals seeking to enroll in the ‘Relaunch your Career’ program must have been out of the workforce for two or more years and have previous mid-level, career experience in technology, financial services, e-commerce, or professional services organizations. At Mastercard, we look for team players and relationship-builders with excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

I am very passionate about this cause and love how it helps drive diversity and empowers individuals to come back into the workplace. The program is carefully curated, providing our returnees with the tools they need to get achieve success.

We’re recruiting now. If you know any family or friends who would be interested, they can apply by visiting our Relaunch your Career Site.

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Raj Seshadri, President, Data and Services