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Returnship Program

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Relaunch your career with Cognizant

The decision to re-enter the workforce after an extended career break can be both exciting and challenging. We believe a pause in your career to pursue other important life callings helps you emerge stronger with a renewed sense of purpose.

Transition back into the workforce through the Cognizant Returnship Program, a 3-month paid experience for talented technology professionals who have:

  • A minimum of 5 years of prior professional working experience
  • Taken a minimum 18-months career break

This program includes upskilling, shadowing real-time projects, working with cutting-edge technology, coaching and mentoring. At the end of the program, you’ll be fast-tracked into consideration for a position with Cognizant.

This is a global program and start dates vary based on location. Requirements will differ by job role and are subject to business needs. Connect with us below to receive more information!

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Why join our Returnship Program?

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Curated learning paths

Learning paths are specially curated for every cohort, enabling participants to re-enter the workforce with in-demand skills to meet business needs.

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Supportive mentorship

Participants are aligned with Cognizant mentors throughout the experience to facilitate their professional growth and development.

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On the job training

We provide participants with job shadowing opportunities on real-time client projects as they continue their learning journey.

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We aim to help participants integrate into suitable projects with our clients, initiating their journey back to work as professionals.

Fueling passion

Meet Sampoorna, a young mother whose journey takes her from restarting her career through the Returnship Program to leading a team that creates intuitive mobile solutions.

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