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Bright Return Program

The Ameren and Bright Return partnership offers career re-entry opportunities for mid-career professionals looking to return to work after voluntarily leaving the workforce.

Ameren recognizes that taking a career break is sometimes necessary, perhaps to care for family, continue education or pursue a personal passion. Ameren values the diversity of co-workers' unique talents and life experiences. Diverse perspectives lead to continuous improvement, innovation and business results. The Bright Return Program offers mid-career professionals a 6-month full-time re-entry opportunity. The program will provide targeted development, mentorships, and networking to help participants quickly refresh skills and re-engage in their careers.

Ameren is part of the STEM Reentry Task Force, the groundbreaking career re-entry initiative co-led by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch.

For this program, Ameren has also partnered with The Mom Project, a digital talent marketplace and community that connects professionally accomplished women with world-class organizations.

Bright Return Experience

  • 6-months of full-time employment
  • Comprehensive onboarding experience
  • Technical and professional development opportunities
  • Cohort of peers experiencing the program together
  • Dedicated mentors and peer buddies
  • Networking opportunities
  • Consideration for ongoing full-time employment upon successful program completion and position availability.

Who are good candidates?

Bright Return seeks mid-career professionals with 5+ years of experience who voluntarily exited the workforce for 2+ years and are ready to return to full-time employment. The second cohort is located in St. Louis.

What are Bright Return's focus areas?



Project Management


When does Bright Return begin?

Thank you for your interest in Bright Return. We are proud to share that our second cohort kicks off in September 2021.

How Can I Apply?

Visit The Mom Project to review and apply for positions.


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