Returners Opportunities

Are you ready to return to your career in Technology?

The offering


Whatever qualifies you as a returner, whether you’ve been caring for your family, travelling or simply exploring some different ventures – we know you have been building a range of invaluable skills to compliment your professional experience. If you’re now ready to return to your career, we encourage you to explore our range of opportunities within the Technology Division.

We welcome applications from those who are looking to return to their career in Technology and have taken a career break of 18 months or more. During this time you may have been working in a field unrelated to your past career, or have been out of paid work for an extended period.

The world of technology is fast moving and there are excellent opportunities to find a fulfilling role that also provides the flexibility you need. All roles are available on a hybrid, 4 or 5 day a week basis. There are occasions when we are able to consider alternative flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to discuss individual requirements.


The first 3 months

Once you have secured a position we will provide you with pre-commencement training and throughout the first 3 months you will have 121 transitional coaching sessions and any relevant technical training for your role. We will help you develop a range of valuable skills, give you exposure to a wide-reaching influential network and guarantee your involvement in high impact projects.


Back to work with our support

Our goal is to support your transition back in to the workplace and get a taste of a career in a global investment bank. You will have the support of your line manager, your coach, your mentor and buddy. We also have employee networks that you can join for further support and to build your network across the firm. Read more at about how we foster diversity & inclusion here.

About Nomura


About Nomura

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

A career in IT at Nomura

At Nomura, the IT Department work closely with the business to deliver value to our clients. Our culture embraces innovation and provides many opportunities for employees to learn new skills and develop existing ones. Learning opportunities are hugely varied and range from offering a Pluralsight licence for on-demand technical training, to Innovation Talks and Hackathon events.

Diversity & inclusion

At Nomura diversity is critical to our success and we harness the value and perspectives that our employees different work and family experience and backgrounds bring to our firm. Your past experience is invaluable.

Great benefits

You will have access during the programme to Nomura services such as emergency childcare and adult dependent care, fitness centre, onsite restaurant and onsite GP, nurse and dental practice.

Our returners

Hear from our returners

Read on to find out more about the experiences of some of our returners and how they successfully reignited their career in Technology.

How to apply


In order to secure a position as a Returner you will need to have the permanent right to work in the UK and have had a career break of at least 18 months.

All of our roles are hybrid and we have a City based London office, in an enviable location on the river.

We often look for people to fulfil the following roles:

  • IT Business Analyst
  • IT Programme/Project Manager
  • Desktop Support Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Software Developer

Please click here to find out more and apply to the Returner Programme.

Frequently asked questions

What support will Nomura provide when I start?

In addition to the standard benefits that all colleagues receive, as a returner you will be allocated a mentor and a buddy. The mentor will typically be someone a little more senior that you, who can provide help and advice as well as assisting with your network. The buddy will be in your team. They will be there to support on a day to day basis. You will also have a representative who can provide pastoral care and will help with any questions that may arise.

Every month for the first 3 months you will have a coaching session to help you to on-board smoothly. On the technical side you will also receive a Pluralsight licence for any training needs that may arise.

Are the roles all based in the same office?

Yes, all the roles available are based at our London Office at 1 Angel Lane. We are right on the river, next to London Bridge. We are very close to Cannon Street and all of the shops, cafés and restaurants the City of London has to offer.

Our Terrace on the 6th Floor has arguably one of the best views in London.

What facilities are available at Nomura?

There are great facilities at Nomura which help you structure your working day. We have a restaurant on the 6th floor that caters for food all through the day, breakfast right through to dinner.

There are also additional cafés on a number of floors that are run by Benugo’s which are also great breakout areas for more informal meetings.

The one site gym is situated on the lower ground floor and offers classes and facilities which are available throughout the day.

What is the culture like at Nomura?

We work hard to make working at Nomura a positive and enjoyable experience.

Each colleagues at Nomura is responsible for organising their own time during the working day.

We continue to build an inclusive environment that feels secure, comfortable and open so we bring out the best in all of our colleagues. To help us achieve this we have our employee inclusion networks, supporting diverse colleagues and their allies.

As well as offering our employees interesting and rewarding roles, we provide one of  UK’S best and comprehensive health benefits. Nomura are Britain’s Healthiest Workplace 2022, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014. We have excellent on-site Medical and Fitness facilities along with a wide range of Mental Health support including Wellbeing Champions, free Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and resilience.

We have a great range of sports, arts and social clubs too.