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Worldpay Refresh Programme

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Have you or someone you know been out of work due to family commitments for two years or more?

Are you or they thinking about going back to work but not sure where to start? If you answered yes to either question then our return to work programme called ‘Refresh’ could be of interest.

At Worldpay we are committed to supporting colleagues with busy lives. We know that most people leave work at the end of the day with responsibilities for young children and elder care. Refresh is an inclusive programme that provides a supportive environment for people to use their skills and experience while maintaining work-life balance.

The Refresh programme includes a structured training and coaching programme to build on existing skills and help you develop your confidence as you settle back into work. You will be invited to apply for any of our open roles or take part in a placement to help you settle back into work.

Do you love technology as much as we do?

We’re looking for creative thinkers, engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs who have a passion for working with technology. We have exciting roles in software engineering & testing, architecture, infrastructure, data transformation, enterprise security, project management and business analysis. As we are a fast moving business our need for experts in different fields changes all the time so we encourage applications from a broad spectrum of technology backgrounds.

Covering approximately 146 countries, 126 currencies, and more than 300 alternative payment forms, we process 40 billion transactions for more than a million merchant locations worldwide each year. Our global technology team is responsible for the design, build and maintenance of systems, products and services that we sell to customers.

When you join our team you will work on some of the most exciting, technology-led projects in the FinTech sector and you will make a huge difference to our business and the tens of millions of people that use our services every day.

Requirements

To qualify for the Refresh programme you will have been out of work for at least two years due to family commitments, whether it be caring for children, elderly family members or someone with a disability. The programme is inclusive to men and women.

The process

  • Applications open 25 March 2019
  • Application closing date 1 May 2019 (with screening commencing from 7 May)
  • We will then host a one day meet-up on 6 June 2019
  • After the meet-up day, if there is a potential match for one of our open roles, you will be invited to interview for the position
  • Final Interview process will commence from 17 June 2019
  • The start date for new roles will be 30 September 2019

The 6 June meet-up will take place in our London office in the City. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Worldpay and the different technology teams. There will be a skills workshop to build strengths and confidence in the workplace, and you’ll get the chance to network with Worldpay colleagues and hear about our flexible culture, inclusivity networks and returner experiences.

Balancing work and family life

As a family-friendly employer, we know that getting the right work life balance is important especially as life has its way of throwing in some surprises. We want our colleagues who are juggling a busy career and family life to have the support they need, when they need it. In addition to our internal Worldpay Family Network and partnership with My Family Care - providing support and the chance to network with people in a similar situation - we are also open to exploring flexible working arrangements. The standard working week at Worldpay is 35 hours, core hours being 9-5, and as a company, we support colleagues working from home one day per week.

Next steps

If you would like to apply to Refresh please do so with your CV, outlining the following:

  • Your motivation for applying to Refresh and what you hope to gain
  • Any technical skills you have and / or experience of working in a technology environment
  • The role types to which you believe you would be most suited

Applications will be reviewed from April onwards, with initial conversations taking place in May. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend the 6 June meet-up event.

Should you have any questions you may contact us on [email protected]

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WeAreTechWomen Conference 2018: In Pictures

 

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its third full-day conference for female technologists at etc. venues, St Paul’s, London.

The conference, proudly sponsored and supported by Worldpay, saw over 400 attendees from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Amazon, BT, Credit Suisse, Dell, Dyson, Mastercard, Morgan Stanley, Santander, Sky, and Visa.

The conference was aimed at women in the tech sector who were looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks.

View the event images captured below:


Rachel Escott

Rachel Escott | Worldpay

I started my career at Arthur Andersen in a small team developing tax. Over a decade this team grew to over 100 people delivering innovative change projects to global companies. I began coding in VB followed by developing database automation solutions in SQL Server & Oracle, before moving focus to leading implementation and transformation.

Following two maternity leaves, I moved to EY in 2008 to help start a new business line focused on tax automation. However, within 6 months we made a family decision to move out of London and bring our children up in the countryside. In 2009 my husband and I both left the city, we moved to Kent and started a smallholding. After a year my husband found work in a bank in Kent and I started working at a village school as receptionist and responsible for school finance. I studied for my Diploma in School Business Management, worked in several local schools and eventually set up my own consultancy business. Whilst the hours and location worked really well for the family, I began to feel frustrated, isolated and unfulfilled, so after much soul-searching I decided to return to work in the city.

In April 2017, 8 years since I’d left EY and with the full support of my family, I started my ‘new’ career as a data analyst at Worldpay. I joined through the Refresh programme for returners and was supported in my transition back into the workplace with executive coaching and great support from my colleagues. I am making good use of my SQL skills as well as business transformation experience in a new team focused on supporting the business to make better use of data in its processes.


Nominations are now closed for WeAreTechWomen's 2018 TechWomen100 Awards

 

Nominations are now closed for WeAreTechWomen's 2018 TechWomen100 Awards.

A shortlist of 200 women will now be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges and will be published in November.

The shortlist will then be open to a public vote. Judging for the final 100 winners will take place with independent judges across November. The TechWomen100 Award winners will be announced on 03 December and all winners, sponsors and supporters will be invited to attend a prestigious evening reception to celebrate and collect their awards.

For WeAreTechWomen's 2018 awards, we are leveraging the extensive experience and industry knowledge of 15 amazing judges. Each judge has been carefully selected for their expertise in a particular field or their breadth of knowledge across the tech landscape.

On behalf of WeAreTechWomen, our sponsors and nominees, we would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for their dedication to the female pipeline and for donating their valuable time to judge the TechWomen100 awards in 2018.

Meet our judges here

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.

The 2018 awards are kindly supported by Worldpay, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse, Accenture, Deloitte and Sky.

Remaining timeline

  • Shortlist announced & public vote opens* – 05 November 2018
  • Voting closes – 18 November 2018
  • Winners announced – 03 December 2018
  • Winners celebration event – mid January 2019

*There is no public vote of support for the Champion and Company categories

If you have any additional questions about the awards, please contact [email protected]. For further details about the awards, please click here.


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One week to go - who will you nominate? | TechWomen100 Awards 2018

 

One week to go - who will you nominate? | Nominations for the TechWomen100 Awards close 28 September.

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or CTO.

Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too.

We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry.

Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.

Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.

The 2018 awards are kindly supported by Worldpay, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse, Accenture and Sky.

Speaking about the awards, Catherine Schlieben, HR Director Group Operations and Talent Acquisition, Worldpay, said, "I am delighted that Worldpay is continuing to support the TechWomen100 awards this year and that it’s now 100 and not just 50!"

"There are so many women out there in a wide variety of technical positions with fantastic expertise that we want recognise and provide inspiration to others and this is a great forum to do that."

"I was so impressed last year with the backgrounds and achievements of all the winners and am looking forward to seeing our entrants this year."

NOMINATE NOW

Nominations

Nominations open online on 3rd September via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a four-week period on 28 September.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three champions, companies and networks.

The shortlist will then be published in November where we will also open the TechWomen100 and Network of the Year for public votes of support.

All winners will be announced in December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.

All winners will be invited to celebrate their awards at a prestigious reception in January 2019.

Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

Awards timeline

  • Nominations open – 03 September 2018
  • Nominations close – 28 September 2018
  • Shortlist announced & public vote opens – 05 November 2018
  • Voting closes – 18 November 2018
  • Winners announced – 03 December 2018
  • Winners celebration event – mid January 2019

NOMINATE NOW


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Two weeks to go - who will you nominate? | TechWomen100 Awards 2018

 

Two weeks to go - who will you nominate? | Nominations for the TechWomen100 Awards close 28 September.

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or CTO.

Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too.

We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry.

Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.

Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.

The 2018 awards are kindly supported by Worldpay, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse and Accenture.

Speaking about the awards, Catherine Schlieben, HR Director Group Operations and Talent Acquisition, Worldpay, said, "I am delighted that Worldpay is continuing to support the TechWomen100 awards this year and that it’s now 100 and not just 50!"

"There are so many women out there in a wide variety of technical positions with fantastic expertise that we want recognise and provide inspiration to others and this is a great forum to do that."

"I was so impressed last year with the backgrounds and achievements of all the winners and am looking forward to seeing our entrants this year."

NOMINATE NOW

Nominations

Nominations open online on 3rd September via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a four-week period on 28 September.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three champions, companies and networks.

The shortlist will then be published in November where we will also open the TechWomen100 and Network of the Year for public votes of support.

All winners will be announced in December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.

All winners will be invited to celebrate their awards at a prestigious reception in January 2019.

Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

Awards timeline

  • Nominations open – 03 September 2018
  • Nominations close – 28 September 2018
  • Shortlist announced & public vote opens – 05 November 2018
  • Voting closes – 18 November 2018
  • Winners announced – 03 December 2018
  • Winners celebration event – mid January 2019

NOMINATE NOW


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Nominations are now open for the TechWomen100 Awards

 

WeAreTechWomen is proud to announce that the TechWomen100 Awards are now open for nominations.

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or CTO.

Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too.

We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry.

Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.

Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.

The 2018 awards are kindly supported by Worldpay, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse and Accenture.

Speaking about the awards, Catherine Schlieben, HR Director Group Operations and Talent Acquisition, Worldpay, said, "I am delighted that Worldpay is continuing to support the TechWomen100 awards this year and that it’s now 100 and not just 50!"

"There are so many women out there in a wide variety of technical positions with fantastic expertise that we want recognise and provide inspiration to others and this is a great forum to do that."

"I was so impressed last year with the backgrounds and achievements of all the winners and am looking forward to seeing our entrants this year."

NOMINATE NOW

Nominations

Nominations open online on 3rd September via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a four-week period on 28 September.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three champions, companies and networks.

The shortlist will then be published in November where we will also open the TechWomen100 and Network of the Year for public votes of support.

All winners will be announced in December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.

All winners will be invited to celebrate their awards at a prestigious reception in January 2019.

Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

Awards timeline

  • Nominations open – 03 September 2018
  • Nominations close – 28 September 2018
  • Shortlist announced & public vote opens – 05 November 2018
  • Voting closes – 18 November 2018
  • Winners announced – 03 December 2018
  • Winners celebration event – mid January 2019

NOMINATE NOW


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Laura Gemmell

Laura Gemmell | Worldpay

Laura Gemmell

While working as a Data Analyst, I took the Code First: Girl's Beginner's course in 2014. I went on to do a few other courses before becoming an instructor (which is something I enjoy so much, and has helped my presentation skills amazingly).

I continued to teach myself coding, and applied for a job as an Innovation Analyst at Worlday (where I already worked) - this role is part developer, part creator, part tech evangelical. It's basically a whirlwind of awesome new ideas and learning new skills. A lot of my work is around topics like Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things. I began to worry that I was becoming a 'jack of all trades, master of none' and I became obsessed with how robots are going to be such an important part of our future. During research for a project on the legal issues when robots start to pay each other, I found this amazing PhD which I never thought I would get on (I mean it's not like I am actually a developer or know anything about robotics or anything... silly imposter syndrome).

However, I did and I'm now studying a four-year PhD in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (it's split between the University of West England and the University of Bristol). Luckily, Worldpay have been beyond supportive and have offered me a (very) part time role which I can work around my studies.

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Roxanne Showell

Roxanne Showell | Worldpay

Roxanne Showell

Roxanne Showell is the Head of Service Transition at Worldpay, specializing in keeping the ‘Ops’ in DevOps and making sure that ‘Service’ is at the heart of everything.

Roxanne started her career in IT six weeks after graduating from Liverpool John Moore’s with a degree in Applied Computer Technology, joining the Graduate scheme at Transport for London(TfL) as a fresh faced 21 year old. Never shy of hard work, Roxanne made a name for herself by taking on actions beyond her role to enable the next round of change for the wider organisation. By the end of her six and a half years with TfL she’d held roles across the organisation, in projects, networks, procurement, innovation, strategy, delivery and operations both inside and outside IT, giving her an in-depth appreciation of the need for individuals, teams and divisions to understand the goals and value of others in order to Delivery the overall goals of the business.

This drive to continually challenge and improve, led Roxanne to join Worldpay, returning to a role she’d found rewarding previously, Service Transition. Roxanne was rapidly promoted to lead the Service Transition function within Infrastructure & Operations. At Worldpay Roxanne has built around her a culturally, ethnically, gender diverse and high performing team. Her Service Transition team is focused on ensuring new and changed services are ready for live and so they liaise with every project, developer community, business customers and production support. Not satisfied with a tick box approach, Roxanne has performed thought leadership, bringing all those groups with her, in how all of Technology should evolve to service lifecycle management efficiently, to automate where possible and right size the approach to optimise control through change.

Not content with applied technology process and management expertise, Roxanne is demonstrating deep knowledge in the Fintech industry also by completing an MA in Payments, as well as recently achieving “ITIL Expert” status.


Natalia Jojic-Ferguson

Natalia Jojic-Ferguson | Worldpay

Natalia Jojic-Ferguson

I graduated at City University in Computer Systems Engineering in 1996. Since then, my working life has been within the latest technology.

I joined Reuters (now Thomson Reuters) the same year, as a member of command centre operations staff and then moved onto Enterprise Systems Management development.

I left Reuters in September 2000 and joined a small consultancy company (Elyzium Ltd), who were an IBM Premier partner as a consultant in Enterprise Systems Management.

After 4 years in Elyzium, I set up my own company (KryptonIT), where I've worked for companies such as: NASA JPL, Bank of America, BP, Visa, IBM (just to list some of them). I've written two IBM RedBooks in Enterprise Scheduling and I was also an IBM certified instructor for the same. I've also worked with technological partners with the likes of Invoque Systems (later AlarmPoint and now xMatters), where I wrote integration modules between different products.

After working at Worldpay as a contractor in 2014, I've joined them on a permanent basis in June 2015 as an Enterprise Systems Management Engineering lead, where I am at present.