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Mizuho Returnships

Are you an experienced professional looking to restart your career after an extended break?

At Mizuho International plc (MHI), we offer a Returners Programme, to enable you to step back into a rewarding career. We are offering permanent roles based in London, at Vice President level, aimed at people who have taken a career break of two, three, four, or more years and who are now looking to return to work.  

This year, we have two returner opportunities available in Information Security and Finance.

The Programme

We are looking for experienced professionals who wish to restart their career in a high performing environment.  

To help our supported returners get settled into their new roles, they will be provided with a bespoke development programme for the first 6 months that covers:

  • One-to-one coaching and mentoring sessions with a specialist supplier, to help you build self-confidence on restarting your career
  • Technical skills development (specific to your role) 
  • Professional skills development specially designed for re-entry into the workplace
  • Business and regulatory changes in the financial services industry 
  • Development of new relationships, and broaden your professional network

We are hoping that our joiners will start together in January 2022 but we can offer flexibility around this. These newly created roles can be designed to accommodate a flexible working pattern to work for your situation and we’d like to hear what your ideal pattern might be. We are also open to discussing a gradual build-up of hours over your first few months to best ensure maximum long term success.  We do not anticipate that any of the roles will require international travel.  

Meet some of our returners from our last cohort

Jyoti - Legal Department (VP)

"Mizuho invests heavily in its people, culture and ethos and this shines through the organisation.

"There is an enduring commitment to individual growth and development and I have had the benefit of support and training across financial products, effective mentoring, and individual coaching sessions, all of which have enabled me to extend myself and perform to the best of my abilities. 

"There is great visibility and potential for increased responsibility within teams.  In the eight months since I have joined, I have had the opportunity to present to ExCo twice, the second of which was a solo presentation to the committee.  Mizuho demonstrating that level of confidence and belief in my abilities so early on in my time at the organisation, and that too after returning from a career break, is hugely encouraging and inspires me to be my best." 

Maria – Risk Department (VP)

“I have been given responsibility and have gained exposure to a range of stakeholders within the company, including very senior ones. 

"Mizuho is a friendly company and so the overall social side of the experience has been enjoyable, even in a primarily remote working environment [during COVID-19]. 

"The training and development programme helped me feel more confident in my abilities and updating practical skills (for example, using tools such as PowerPoint and Excel). The company was and continues to be understanding of my focus on balancing family needs with those of the job.”

About Mizuho

Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International) is the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. With a primary focus on client based activities, its wide range of services includes sales and trading in both debt and equity securities, the underwriting of new issues and M&A advisory services. The Mizuho Financial Group employs approximately 55,000 employees across 880 offices worldwide. Mizuho International plc is based in the City of London and has approximately 500 employees. Further information can be found at https://www.mizuhogroup.com/emea/

We champion a flexible work environment, as we understand the need for people to meet other commitments or simply strike a good work-life balance. As such, we are happy to talk flexible working for this role. The role will be a hybrid role, with some homeworking days per week.

Our Roles

Finance – Management and Financial Accountant

  • Assist in the annual budget cycle and half-yearly reforecast
  • Maintenance, documentation and collation of SOX evidence
  • Assist in the production of presentations to senior committees, Head office and the Board

Information Systems – Head of PMO

  • Lead and develop the PMO team, ensuring efficient resource management and monitoring of projects
  • Preparation of key management reporting packs
  • Support the head of Business Change as well as CIO and Deputy CIO in their roles

Who is eligible to apply?

Experienced professionals who have taken a voluntary career break of two years or more and who have an interest in returning to work are eligible to apply. 

We are committed to supporting equality and diversity and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in - from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities.  

Click on the below links for more information and to apply now!

Applications are open until end of November 2021 with interviews taking place via Zoom in December.  We hope for you to join us on at the start of January 2022 but can be flexible as required.  Applications will be screened as they come in, so if you are available for interviews before December, please indicate so in your application.  If you would like to have an initial conversation about the role or any support that will be put in place before applying do get in touch with us at talent@uk.mizuho-sc.com.

What can Mizuho offer me as a Returner employee?

There are fantastic progression opportunities and clear paths to promotion. We will give you ample opportunity to affect change and to help grow our business.
In addition to the great opportunity outlined above, in the UK we are also currently able to offer:

  • Competitive starting salary, plus discretionary bonus
  • Non-contributory pension
  • Private Medical insurance, to cover you and your family
  • 25 days’ annual leave (increasing with service)
  • Core working hours from 10am to 4pm*
  • Hybrid working - office and home based*
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – available to you and those you live with
  • My Family Care (arranges emergency family care for when you need the extra support)
  • CityParents membership (network supporting working parents and professional in corporate roles)
  • Flexible Benefits
    • Holiday Trading (buy and selling of annual leave)
    • Travel Insurance
    • Computer Technology Scheme (allows you to buy technology within the annual benefit window)
    • Workplace ISA
    • Virtual GP (Doctor Care Anywhere) – for you and up to 5 family members (Giving you full flexibility to book a video consultation within an hour and have prescriptions delivered directly to you)
    • Annual health screening 
    • Mindfulness Apps
    • Wellbeing benefits, including Mental Health Allies

* Details of these policies available on request and subject to conditions of policy being met.

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