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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.

For this program, Ameren has teamed up with reacHIRE, a company that partners with leading organizations to develop turnkey solutions that transform the trajectory of individuals returning to the workforce.

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

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 in the St. Louis Region with 5+ years of experience who voluntarily exited the workforce for 1.5+ years and are ready to return to full-time employment.

What are Bright Return's focus areas?

Engineering & Construction

Project Management


Human Resources

Business Analytics

Supply Chain

Real Estate

Technical Support & Operations Planning

When does Bright Return begin?

Ameren hosts up to three Bright Return cohorts each year. Our next cohort begins on August 14, 2023!

How Can I Apply?

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 Bright Return Program. Please check back soon for updates!


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