- Mastercard offers professionals looking to return to the workplace the opportunity to pursue a career in the payments technology industry
Building on the success of the program’s pilot phase in the Middle East and Africa region earlier this year, Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has rolled out an expanded second edition of its ‘Relaunch your Career’ initiative.
‘Relaunch your Career’ is a global initiative by Mastercard that enables experienced professionals to re-enter the workplace after taking a career break.
The program provides participants with the tools and resources they need to pursue their professional aspirations, building on Mastercard’s commitment to creating an inclusive environment that respects employees’ individual strengths and experiences.
The launch of the program earlier this year saw Mastercard receive more than 1,500 applications from across the region, out of which three candidates were invited to join a three-month pilot program at the company’s regional headquarters in Dubai.
After completing the program, all three participants were offered full-time roles at Mastercard.
The next phase of the program will offer four opportunities for a four-month period at Mastercard’s offices in Dubai, starting on February 1, 2018. In addition, Mastercard is also opening three ‘Relaunch your Career’ opportunities in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“As a company that prides itself on its inclusive workplace culture, we consider it among our top priorities and responsibilities to create opportunities for all talented professionals, and have found that those with recent career breaks are often overlooked. ‘Relaunch your Career’ demonstrates our commitment to nurturing a diverse and dynamic global workforce ecosystem that values experience. We commend the resolve of individuals on career breaks continuing their professional journey, and are excited to meet the next cohort of professionals joining our fast-growing and dynamic Mastercard team,” shares Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Middle East and Africa, Mastercard, Scott Tierney.
Individuals seeking to enroll in the ‘Relaunch your Career’ program must have previous mid-career level experience ideally gained in technology, financial services, e-commerce, and professional services organizations. The Mastercard team is looking for team players and relationship-builders with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
To apply for the roles, visit and search for ‘Relaunch your Career’ job openings.