iReturn: The Northrop Grumman Returnship Program

iReturn: The Northrop Grumman Returnship Program

The Next Chapter is Yours

Caring for families and developing careers have several things in common: they both require patience, persistence, effort, and attention. As a company of many families from many walks of life, we understand that sometimes you need some time away from your career.

When the time is right, we want you back. Whether you left to care for family, pursue additional education, or any number of reasons, we understand that the challenge of returning to the workforce can be daunting. Our iReturn℠ program is designed to translate the skills and experience that you have developed while taking a career break of two or more years into your career with Northrop Grumman.

The Program

iReturn℠ provides experienced professionals with a 12-week returnship to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce after a two-plus year career break for this returnship program that focuses on giving you a seamless transition back into the workforce.

The cohorts will start between August and October, will run 12 weeks, and will prepare candidates for an effective re-entry into the workforce. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with Northrop Grumman.

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


We are looking for all experienced professionals who have taken a career break of at least two years to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s professional, creative and flexible.  Membership in The Society of Women Engineers is not required for this program.

How to Apply

We are accepting applications for the following requisitions. Additional requisitions will be posted shortly. Please reach out to with any questions.

Positions in Chandler, AZ

Requisition ID R10006620 – iReturn Cost Schedule Control
Requisition ID R10006652 – iReturn Subcontract Administrator
Requisition ID R10006685 – iReturn Procurement Specialist
Requisition ID R10006828 – iReturn Procurement Coordinator


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