Trying to return to tech after having a career break? Reignite your career with Tech Returners & Checkout.com

Tech Returners x Checkout.com

Are you looking to return to work after a career break?

Tech Returners have just announced that applications are open for the next ‘Your Return to Tech’ 8-week programme, in partnership with Checkout.com.

If you’re a talented software engineer that has had a career break and you’re in need of upskilling in the latest backend technologies, then this award-winning programme could be for you.

Tech Returners provides the UK’s only free and accessible ‘Your Return to Tech’ programme for individuals returning to a software engineering role following a career break.

Tech Returners has partnered with one of the UK’s leading online payment portals, Checkout.com to hire passionate Backend Software Engineers to join their team. The programme starts in September 2022 with interviews to be conducted with Checkout.com in November 2022.

Tech Returner’s award-winning, ‘Your Return to Tech’ programme involves 8 weeks of utilising the C# language and you will also work with the popular .NET framework. Additionally, you will also receive career and mindset management during the programme including growth mindset, confidence building, and interview preparation.

You will be guided and supported by a team of knowledgeable and dedicated tech coaches and programme mentors who have over 47 years of combined experience across the industry.

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Book yourself onto our webinar with Tech Returner’s newest hiring partner Checkout.com

👉 Meet the tech coaches​

👉 Learn how you can secure a permanent software engineer job with Checkout.com

👉 Meet the Checkout.com engineering team​

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13th July 2022

13:30 - 14:30 GMT


Win a complimentary ticket to Reframe WIT 2022

Reframe WIT Win a Ticket

WeAreTechWomen has teamed up with Tech Returners to give you a chance to win a complimentary place to Reframe WIT 2022, on 11th March 2022.

Join Tech Returners and The Confidence Community as they welcome a community of like-minded technology experts and future tech talent to reframe the narrative around women in technology through positive action.

Tech Returners and The Confidence Community are committed to empowering careers, as a result of their work they meet countless women who face barriers in accessing careers in tech, who don’t feel represented in the sector, don’t know how to access support or career advice and are often only faced with the negative narrative around women in technology.

Tech Returners and The Confidence Community know about the barriers facing women in technology but they are here to share the successes and to turn the narrative around women in technology to a positive one.

There are amazing women in technology doing phenomenal things, you’ll have a chance to hear from them and share their stories, providing practical tools and career advice and empowering positive change for women in technology through positive leadership journeys and practical accessible advice from industry experts in this one day conference.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to confirm we have 25 complimentary places to offer to our members.

To be in with a chance of winning a ticket, we ask you to follow both WeAreTechWomen and Tech Returners on Twitter, then email us on [email protected]. Winners will be chosen on 01 March 2022.

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Tech Returners & Dae.mn partnership

Where is the tech talent? Tech consultancy company teams up with Tech Returners to bring careers returners back into tech

London based consultancy business, Dae.mn, has partnered with Tech Returners to up-skill and hire twelve career returners to their technical team.

The free 8-week programme is available to the UK and international residents currently living in the UK. They must have at least 2 years left on their working or student visa to be eligible for the ‘Your Return to Tech’, March 2022 programme.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the cohort will have the opportunity to secure life-changing backend software developer jobs with the technical consultancy company.

Tech Returners, the Manchester based company has opened applications for their award-winning ‘Your Return to Tech: March 2022’ programme to recruit, up-skill, and enable experienced software developers in the UK 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 March 2022 returner programme is funded by Dae.mn and is open to applicants across the UK who are looking to return to a career in software development with previous mid-level experience.

Dae.mn has committed to hire sixteen backend software developers upon completion of the programme and successful job interviews. Tech

Returners is anticipating a high volume of applications for the March 2022 programme due to Dae.mn’s inclusive and flexible working culture. Dae.mn is offering fully remote roles for successful candidates located anyway in the UK.

Beckie TaylorSpeaking about the new partnership, Tech Returners’ CEO & co- founder, Beckie Taylor said, “We’re excited to partner with Dae.mn for this new programme! Now more than ever, is it important for businesses to shake up how they recruit talent. As most people have seen on the news, there continues to be reports of people struggling to return to their careers after having a career break. And this is especially difficult in the fast-moving sector that is technology. So, we’re proud to provide the opportunity for talented individuals in the UK to not only up-skill on our remote programme, but also the opportunity to secure employment with Dae.mn”.

Dae.mn is one of the latest organisations alongside The Guardian to partner with Tech Returners, who since 2017, has empowered more than 123 careers into technical careers. Dae.mn will join other businesses such as, BBC, Auto Trader, Nando’s, Booking.com, AO.com, Eigen Technologies, Xero, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, and much more companies in empowering career returners.

Applications for the ’Your Return to Tech: March 2022’ programme are open until 23:59 GMT on Monday 7 March 2022.

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She Talks Tech - How Returners Programmes benefit the Tech Industry' with Beckie Taylor, Tech Returners, 800x600

Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast on 'How Returners Programmes benefit the Tech Industry' with Beckie Taylor, Tech Returners

She Talks Tech - How Returners Programmes benefit the Tech Industry' with Beckie Taylor, Tech Returners

Today we hear from Beckie Taylor, CEO of Tech Returners.

Beckie explains why it’s a gap in thinking that’s causing businesses not to employ enough women in tech – and how they can change this by investing in the untapped potential of the returner market.

If you want to find out more about Beckie, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2021.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 17 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

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Looking for a returnship? Tech Returners partners with The Guardian to hire career returners

Tech Returners - Your Return to Tech

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

The free 12-week programme is available to UK residents, and upon successful completion of the programme, the cohort will have the opportunity to secure life-changing full stack software developer jobs with the global news organisation.

Tech Returners, the Manchester based company has opened applications for their ‘Your Return to Tech: February 2022’ programme to recruit, re-skill, and enable experienced software developers in London 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 February 2022 programme is funded by The Guardian and is open to applicants who are looking to return to a career in software development with previous mid-level experience.

The Guardian has committed to hire sixteen full stack software developers upon completion of the programme and successful job interviews. Tech Returners is anticipating a high volume of applications for the February 2022 programme due to The Guardian’s inclusive and flexible working culture. The Guardian has many of their staff work flexibly and they will consider requests for flexible working arrangements for all candidates/employees.

Commenting on 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 The Guardian to enable our next cohort of returners back into their careers through our ‘Your Return to Tech’ February 2022 programme.”

“We’re proud to provide the opportunity for talented individuals in London to not only up-skill on our remote programme, but also secure employment with The Guardian”.

The Guardian is one of the latest organisations alongside BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to partner with Tech Returners, who since 2017, has empowered more than 123 careers into technical careers. The Guardian will join other businesses such as, BBC, Auto Trader, Nando’s, Booking.com, AO.com, Eigen Technologies, Xero and much more companies in empowering career returners.

Applications for the ’Your Return to Tech: February 2022’ programme are open until 23:59 GMT on Monday 31st January 2022.

Apply for a place on the programme and the opportunity to secure a permanent role with The Guardian below

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Your Return to Tech, Booking.com, Tech Returners

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

Your Return to Tech, Booking.com, Tech Returners

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.

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Your Return to Tech with Tech Returners and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Looking to return to work after a career break? Your Return to Tech programme is open for applications

Your Return to Tech with Tech Returners and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Tech Returners is on a mission to close the diversity gap in tech and making returning to a career in software development accessible and free for everyone.

Do you or your network know anyone who has had a career break that would like to refresh their coding skills and secure a role with a forward-thinking company?

This September Tech Returners is running its ‘new and improved’ Your Return to Tech programme in partnership with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and applications are now open.

Returners will receive 8 weeks of expert technical training covering Software Development Fundamentals and Back End Technologies, as well as career coaching and development to enable them to return to the industry and interview for a role with BAE Systems at the end of the programme.

Thanks to the sponsorship and support of BAE Systems, it’s free to take part.

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Discover more about BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, their values and their open roles

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She Talks Tech - Agile, DevOps and all the mistakes in between with James Heggs

Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast episode on 'Agile, DevOps and all the mistakes in between' with James Heggs

She Talks Tech - Agile, DevOps and all the mistakes in between with James Heggs

Today we hear from James Heggs, in his session about agile working and DevOps.

James is the CTO and Co Founder of Tech Returners, with over 15 years experience leading tech teams. James is also the creator and lead coach for the successful ‘Your Journey Into Tech’ programme which enables individuals into technology careers through a 15 week programme of technical teaching and career support.

James will be taking us through a journey of some of the experiences, lessons and adaptations he’s had when taking tech teams through a DevOps evolution.

You can find out more about and connect with James on LinkedIn.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2020.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 17 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts – and the first three episodes are now live!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.


Tech Returners Launches in London

New Tech Returner Programme to launch in London

Tech Returners Launches in London

Tech Returners, an organisation focused on empowering careers back into technology, is bringing its successful returner programme to London starting in August. 

Tech Returners an organisation focused on empowering careers back into technology is bringing its successful returner programme to London starting in August 2020.

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 eight-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 a cost of just £4,500 per returner making it an affordable and competitive option versus traditional recruitment agency fees.

It’s a model which has proved successful in the North West of England, since 2017 the organisation has empowered more than 50 returners into mid-senior level technical careers with businesses like AutoTrader, Booking.com, Lloyds Banking Group, ANS and Infinity Works and has worked exclusively with the BBC in Manchester and London respectively, 88% of those returners were women.

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’ve seen some amazing returners come through our ranks as a result of our work in the North but we know there are so many more out there and with our remote learning model, location need no longer be a barrier to talent."

"Working with London based businesses was the next natural move for us, we know the returner market is there and we’re here to deliver the talent to forward-thinking businesses who are focused on diversity and  taking a fresh approach to tech talent”

Businesses interested in learning more about sponsoring the programme can do so here https://www.techreturners.com/sponsorship/your-return-to-tech and are also invited to sign up to join a free information event on Thursday 9th  July https://share.hsforms.com/1nDOXcLuyRo-ufJoPJbGOkw2g8p6


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Tech Returners community brings coding and charity together

Tech Returners, a community which aims to remove barriers which all returners face after a career break, is bringing coding and charity together with a series of learning events which will raise funds for NHS Charities Together.

Over the Easter bank holiday, 150 individuals from the Tech Returners community came together to take part in a CodeWars Challenge, designed to enhance tech skills and bring people together during lockdown. Anyone who completes the challenge will win a £10 Amazon voucher, and Tech Returners has pledged to make a £10 per head donation on behalf of those who take part and finish the learning event.

On top of this, the organisation has also launched a 5-day webinar programme - 'Dinner & DevOps', which will bring together a collective of software engineers and developers from businesses including Hiring Hub, Barclays and AutoTrader. Here, they will expand their DevOps knowledge and skills, with 10% of any sign up fees also going to NHS Charities Together.

Speaking about the events, CTO James Heggs has commented:

“Our focus is and always has been on positive learning experiences which bring our community together, being in lockdown hasn’t changed that so we’ve created these challenges and courses which whilst done remotely are very much designed to bring people together and we knew we could go one step further by raising some funds along the way for our fantastic NHS”

The Dinner and DevOps webinar challenge will continue throughout this week, with a second course scheduled in line with Spring Bank Holiday. Meanwhile, Tech Returners is continuing to deliver two cohorts of its extremely successful and widely-known ‘Your Journey Into Tech’ programme, with 30 returners set to graduate in May and July of this year.

For more information on Tech Returners programmes visit www.techreturners.com