Accenture has launched a new internship scheme which could help people who’ve taken a career break get back into the workplace.

The new Accenture scheme is called Break|Through and is designed to help people who have previous technology work experience, but who have taken time out from the workplace, to ease back into a career in the sector.

The professional services and global management consulting firm is offering the Break|Through programme to people who have not worked in the technology sector for over two years and the internship can be completed in just 10 weeks. The course starts in the middle of January next year but applications for a place on the programme are already open and will close on 8th December.

The first half of the internship brings you up to speed with the latest technology which you might have missed while not working in the technology sector. The second half will see you put to work on a real project with an Accenture Technology team.

Explaining the reasons for the programme launch, Zahra Bahrololoumi, managing director for Accenture Technology in the UK and Ireland, said: “We’re committed to helping people succeed in both their work and personal lives, and we understand that many professionals will choose to take a career break to focus on their personal commitments.”

“Bringing together people with diverse life experiences and perspectives makes us more innovative, and our Break|Through programme will enable us to tap into a new pool of talented professionals beyond our traditional recruitment channels.”

“The scale of technological change that takes place during a career break can be daunting for returners, yet we know from our research that digital skills can play a significant role in career advancement,” added Ms Bahrololoumi.

Like many ‘returnships’ the Break|Through programme is open to both men and women, but could be particularly useful for females who have taken a career break to look after children.

As for what sort of applicants Accenture are looking for, they say you will display a ‘passion for technology, strong learning aptitude, project management skills and commercial acumen’.

If you are interested in taking part in the Accenture returnship then you can find out more about the programme and apply for a place via their careers website here.

And, if you are a mum who has taken time out of your career to start a family, but you are now ready to get back to the workplace – either with a returnship or some flexible work – then take a look at our article about Top Part Time Jobs Ideas For Mums.