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Chapter Next Program

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At Lockheed Martin, we understand that experienced professionals sometimes need to take a career break. After taking a career break to care for children, aging parents or other family obligations, the road to return to work can be intimidating

That is why we developed the Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems Chapter Next program. This program provides a unique opportunity to re-engage and support experienced professionals as they launch their next career chapter after taking a two or more-year career break.

Our goal is to provide participants with the fundamental resources needed to be effective in their next career chapter and to potentially prepare participants for an opportunity to join Lockheed Martin full-time


Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation

When Jennifer found our Chapter Next program through a Google search, it was the push she needed to jump back into the workforce after 20 years of raising her family.

Today, she encourages anyone looking to return to work after two or more years away to take that leap and try the Chapter Next 12-16-week paid returnship. The program’s training, tools, resources and mentorship opportunities have provided many women and men with a smooth and successful transition back into the workforce.


"A year ago, I had never heard of a returnship. When I interviewed for Chapter Next, it was my first time interviewing in 27 years. The application process was very straightforward." – Marni K.

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Looking for an apprenticeship instead of a returnship? Accelerate your career in a cutting-edge apprenticeship program at Lockheed Martin. From green energy to aerospace, there are so many ways you can make a difference with us.

Apprenticeship Opportunities


Experienced professionals who have taken a professional career break of two or more years.

Program Duration

Chapter Next is a 12-16-week paid returnship that enables participants to join a community of experienced professionals who enjoy engaging work scopes and contribute to the great innovation produced by Lockheed Martin.

Program Features

Individuals participate in comprehensive training, professional development and networking opportunities, and they are paired with a mentor during their returnship.

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