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iReturn: Northrop Grumman's Return to Work Program

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The Next Chapter is Yours

When the time is right, we want you back. Whether you left to care for family, pursue additional education, explore a different career path or any number of reasons, we understand the challenges of returning to the workforce. Our iReturn℠ program is designed to translate the skills and experience you have developed and provide a path for experienced professionals to return to work after a career break of two or more years.

iReturn provides opportunities for skills enhancement and development and is committed to supporting participants as they assimilate back into the workforce. iReturners are full-time employees who, upon hire, have access to an extended network of professionals within our iReturn alumni community. iReturn provides assimilation, development and exposure to ensure those returning have the support necessary for success.  At Northrop Grumman, we see limitless value in the diversity of experience every returner contributes to our business, and we are committed to ensuring we provide opportunities for those looking to return to the workforce.   

The way back after a career break starts with iReturn!

The Program

iReturn℠, Northrop Grumman’s Return to Work program, provides experienced professionals with an opportunity to return to work after a career break, offering training, professional development, mentorship and networking opportunities.

Qualified applicants must have a minimum of a 2-year career break and will join a community of returners who have successfully returned to the workforce.

Northrop Grumman offers the iReturn℠ program in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch.

Apply to iReturn Opportunities

We are looking for experienced professionals who have taken a career break of at least 2 years and are ready to return to the workforce and be part of a professional, creative and flexible work environment. 

If you have questions, the iReturn team is here to help, contact us at

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"My ability to multi-task, proves extremely useful in my position at Northrop Grumman."

- Amy, iReturn Alumni, Principal Microelectronics Engineer

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"The most impactful support has been the personal support and check-ins I have received through the iReturn program. The team offers opportunities to discover every aspect of life at NG and it has helped me integrate significantly faster than I had expected. I particularly want to highlight my ambassador. As a part of the iReturn program, I was assigned an ambassador who is outside my work role which gives me the privilege to ask questions and help me unwind tough problems in a neutral space."

- Erica, iReturn Alumni, Senior Project Manager

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"Leadership and managers at Northrop Grumman stress the importance of work life balance & caring for yourself and family. The culture of support at Northrop Grumman is unmatched."

- Brian, iReturn Alumni, Cyber Analytics Support Engineering 

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“Be vocal that you want to come back to work. You don’t have to do it on your own, it only takes one good lead.”

- Sandie, iReturn Alumni, Principal Embedded Software Engineer

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“Anyone thinking about coming back will have the support and tools to help them catch up and re-train.”

- Vishal, iReturn Alumni, Senior Mechanical Engineer