Take steps towards empowerment & apply to Coding Black Females' Return to Tech Bootcamp

Coding Black Females Bootcamp

Coding Black Females have announced the launch of their new 30 week training bootcamp, Return to Tech in partnership with GCHQ!

The bootcamp will train and support black women who have previously worked in the tech industry and would like to return after a career break. Applicants will be invited to apply for a Senior Software Engineer role at GCHQ. The role is subject to successfully completing GCHQs recruitment process and passing developed vetting. .

The bootcamp will train successful applicants in Modern Development Practices, Cloud Architecture and Technical Leadership and will help them to achieve certifications in tech.

Applicants must be over 18, based in the UK, be a British Citizen, black or mixed heritage, female or gender minority and would like to work in Manchester or Cheltenham.

Applications must also have previous experience in a technical role with hands-on coding and be returning to the tech industry after taking time out of up to 7 years for either parental leave, caring responsibilities, change or a break.

It’s an amazing opportunity. If you fit the bill, we  would encourage you to apply today!

The deadline for applications is 24 June 2022.


Coding Black Females was created in 2017.

We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.

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Looking to return to work? Booking.com is on the search to hire career returners

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Booking.com has partnered with Tech Returners to up-skill and hire sixteen career returners to their technical team.

The free 8-week programme is available to UK residents, and upon successful completion of the programme, the cohort will have the opportunity to secure life-changing tech jobs with the online-travel giant.

Tech Returners, the Manchester based company has launched their December ‘Your Return to Tech’ 8-week programme to recruit, re-skill, and enable experienced software developers in Manchester and surrounding areas to re-enter the tech industry. Tech Returners works to bridge the tech skills gap and address the lack of diversity within the tech industry. The programme provides tech professionals who have been struggling to return to tech after a career break (including maternity and paternity leave) with technical up-skilling, interview prep, and confidence coaching.

The December 2021 programme is funded by Booking.com and is open to applicants who are looking to return to a career in software development with previous mid-level experience.

Booking.com have committed to hire backend software developers upon completion of the programme and successful job interviews. Tech Returners is anticipating a high volume of applications for the December programme due to Booking.com known for its inclusive culture.

All sixteen roles which keeps in-line with Tech Returners mission on providing accessible routes back into tech.

Speaking about the the new partnership, Tech Returners’ CEO & Co-founder, Beckie Taylor said, We’re in a time where people have been struggling to return to their software careers for a wide range of reasons and with the pandemic having made things even more difficult.”

“So, we are really thrilled to partner with Booking.com to enable our next cohort of returners back into their careers through our ‘Your Return to Tech’ December 2021 programme.”

“We’re proud to provide the opportunity for talented individuals across the Northwest to not only up-skill on our remote programme, but also secure employment with Booking.com”.

Booking.com is one of the latest organisations alongside BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to partner with Tech Returners, who since 2017, has empowered more than 120 careers into technical careers with 65% of those being women.

Booking.com will join other businesses such as, BBC, Auto Trader, Nando’s, Booking.com, AO.com, Eigen Technologies, Xero and many more companies in empowering career returners.

Applications for the ’Your Return to Tech’ December 2021 programme are open until 23:59 on Monday 29th November 2021. To apply for place on the programme and to secure a remote role with Booking.com, register below.



dxw launches returners' programme to access deep pool of untapped talent

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Public sector digital specialist dxw digital has launched a Returners’ Programme to help the company build a diverse, inclusive workforce.

According to figures from the Government Equalities Office, at the end of 2017 there were 1.9 million economically inactive women, many of whom have professional or managerial experience.  The same report found just 40 returners’ programmes, which is scratching the surface given the scale of the issue and the amount of untapped talent organisations are missing out on.

dxw’s programme offers return to work opportunities for experienced people who are looking to re-enter the workplace after an extended period of time away. Generally, those who’ve been out of work for two or more years are considered returners.

aInitially this opportunity will only be offered within the company’s London team, with a view to including its Leeds office as the team there grows.

What roles are available?

To begin with, dxw is running a pilot to see how this works for them and the people joining. The company will start by taking on one or two people for three  to six months, depending on the role and circumstances.

They will be offering both client-facing and internal-facing positions, with opportunities available within dxw’s commercial operations, delivery and strategy teams that will be tailored to reflect candidates’ previous experience. Returners will be able to get involved in delivering services to the public sector whilst being fully supported as they refresh, test and build on past skills and experience. From the individual’s first day, they will be assigned a mentor who will be their first point of contact for any support they need. This person will work within the same field, and if the returner is in a client facing role would also be on the same project.

dxw managing director Dave Mann said, “At dxw digital, we're proud to be strong advocates for diversity and inclusion and aim to provide a work environment that's accessible, welcoming, and empowering for all."

"We want everyone to feel supported and included in our wider community."

"The Returners’ Programme is one way we can encourage and support a comfortable way back into the workplace.“

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