We are looking for people who have a passion for technology and are looking to return to work following a 2-year career break.
At 4D, we understand the need for people to pursue both personal and professional goals. When the former requires an individual to take a career break of more than a couple of years, it can be daunting to re-join the workplace.
This is especially true in the technology sector where things can change quickly in the space of a few years. This is where our ‘Return to Work’ scheme comes in. Our 12 week paid programme will provide you with training and support to bring you back up to speed.
This will include on-site training, mentoring and the opportunity to work on your own project. Wherever possible we will work with returners to be as flexible as possible, which means offering both full-time and part-time hours where necessary.
Frequently asked questions about 4D's Return to Work scheme
You must have:
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and within your covering letter include details of your career break (including relevant dates) so it’s clear that you’re eligible.
Once we’ve received your application we will send you an email confirming receipt. If you are successful we will be in contact within 3 weeks with details of next steps.
Unfortunately, because we receive a significant number of applications every year for this scheme, we will only be able to contact successful candidates in person.
A significant number of applicants to our Return to Work programme are women restarting their careers after having children. However, the programme is open to anyone, male or female, who has taken a voluntary career break of two or more years
Every type of career break will be considered, such as voluntary work, travelling around the world or caring for a friend or relative. Whatever you’ve done during your career break, we want to hear about how it has changed your life.
The type of work you’ll be doing will vary according to the department you join and at what level. What we can guarantee is that you will be given valuable on-site training and have an opportunity to work on projects that will have a direct impact on our business or our clients.
Yes. Our Return to Work scheme is paid and depending on which department you join and at what level, will be in line with our permanent roles.
Our main headquarters are in Byfleet (Surrey) so the majority of Return to Work roles will be based there. We do own a second data centre in Crawley (West Sussex) so there may be an opportunity for a Technical Support role in that site too depending on the business needs at the time.
The scheme is typically five days a week, Monday to Friday, though depending on personal circumstances we may consider another arrangements.
We typically start 12 week programmes in January, mid-April and early-September to coincide with school term times. For some departments and roles this period may be extended to 36 weeks.
While our aim wherever possible is to transition people from the Return to Work scheme onto either a part-time or permanent role, we cannot always guarantee this outcome at the end.
Learn about our operational and technical systems, how to reply to tickets, answering technical enquiries by phone and helping clients on-site. Develop your skills with a mini project under the supervision of your mentor.
Learn how to identify prospects, what interests them and the right way to contact them and get them engaged. No technical degree required but a sharp mind, a thirst for learning and a confident manner go a long way.
Over my time here, at 4D, I have been able to get involved in how the company works, this let me gain a good insight into how a data centre works and more about what a data centre does.
For me, as a college student, this was particularly useful because, I was able to learn about and gain insight in all the different jobs in the company and the roles they do.
This helped me a lot in being able to narrow down the type of jobs I will want to do in the future.
My personal favorite part was the practical work on the data floor with the first line support team as I was able to get involved with projects such as cabling.
During my work experience, I have been able to work with a large variety of staff and they have been nothing but kind and helpful!
Everyone that I have worked with really got me involved with what their job entails.
The entire company have welcomed me with open arms and have continuously asked what I would like to do more of in what I find helpful for me.
Moreover, Jack Bedell-Pearce, the Managing Director, was very helpful as he spent a lot of time going through information about the company and about what I would be doing over my work experience.
He was also able to share some of his vast knowledge and personal experiences, which was interesting as it allowed me to learn a lot about the DC and how the company is run. Jack also gave me an insight based on our conversations where I should look and a platform for me to begin my career search and offered me advice whenever I might need his assistance in the future, which is a generous and appreciated offer for when I leave college and enter the unfamiliar business world that awaits me.
I really appreciate the opportunity they have given me and I will always be thankful for what 4D have done for me and how they have influenced my life.
During their work experience at 4D, students will be shown around a live tier 3 data centre as part of a tour.
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