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Business supportFree returner programme set to boost tech skills in Greater Manchester

Free returner programme set to boost tech skills in Greater Manchester

Tech Returners an organisation focused on empowering careers back into technology is launching a seventh cohort of it’s Your Return To Tech programme for individuals in Manchester and Lancashire.

The programme called Your Return to Tech provides skilled tech professionals returning to industry accessible opportunities to refresh their skills and reignite their career but it doesn’t stop at learning and development, the organisation works closely with businesses who recognise the value of industry returners and who are passionate about creating diversity and inclusivity in their teams to provide an innovative tech talent solution.

The 8-week programme recognises the need from businesses growing their teams to bring tech talent to the market quickly and with the skills in place to hit the ground running in mid-senior level technical roles. The entirely remote learning experience boasts a curriculum which includes refreshing existing tech skills, front end frameworks ‘React’ (Hooks, Context, API) alongside Cloud technologies (AWS tooling), delivered alongside platform engineering skills such as infrastructure as code CI/CD and monitoring.

Uniquely the programme will connect with businesses looking to hire from the programme who will provide live briefs for our returners to work on throughout the 8 week period. Interested businesses can sponsor places on the course at more than 50% less than the average technical hire making it an affordable and competitive option versus traditional recruitment agency fees.

This will be the eighth time the programme has run in the North West, since 2017
the organisation has empowered more than 55 returners into mid-senior level technical careers with businesses like AutoTrader, Booking.com, Lloyds Banking Group, ANS and Infinity Works, Alpha, Xero and Eigen Technologies and has worked exclusively with the BBC in Manchester and London respectively, The organisation is currently running a cohort of the programme in London working with businesses including BlackRock, Vodafone, BJSS and IDBS, and in Manchester working exclusively with AO.

The programme is open to anyone returning to a technical career or who have a technical qualification and who have taken a career break from tech for six years or less. Individuals interested in applying for the programme can learn more at https://www.techreturners.com/programmes/your-return-to-tech

Speaking about the programme CEO Beckie Taylor said

“ We’re well aware of the technical talent here in the North West and following our expansion into London we’re delighted to be running our next programme back in our hometown of Manchester. The programme is open to applicants based in Greater Manchester and Lancashire and with a fully remote learning model we’re removing the barriers for the returner talent we know is out there. We’re working with some amazing businesses who are ready to welcome returner talent and who are focused on diversity and taking a fresh approach to how they build their tech teams and grow their businesses”

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