RETURNER CASE STUDY | GENEVIEVE
Tell us about your TR experience?

"It’s so important to bring in more mature consultants to any organisation as we have so much business and life experience, which is hugely helpful for problem-solving, client meetings and much more. Tech Returners really enables that."

Genevieve
Tech Returner Genevieve now works at Infinity Works!
What’s your background, Genevieve?

"I had been working in healthcare since I had my daughter but knew I needed a change of direction and started looking for a new job. I actually saw a job that I was going to apply for at Tech Returners, but when I read about the programme I suddenly realised that I actually really wanted to do the full course. I do have a background in technology and had previously worked in website and graphic design, but I knew that technology had rapidly changed since then.

When I found out that I’d got a place on the programme I was leaping around the living room with happiness! It’s so important to bring in more mature consultants to any business, as we have so much business and life experience, which is hugely helpful for problem-solving, client meetings and much more."

Why did you apply to TR?

"I had really enjoyed working in tech previously, I am a very creative person and I like to build things and then spend time refining them. I was particularly interested in creating good user interfaces and user experiences and thought that my visual design experience and psychology knowledge from my previous healthcare role would be useful in this area."

How did TR support you into your career?

"The programme provides the opportunity to meet with the businesses who sponsor and who may be your future employer, it’s really important to find the right cultural fit. Before being offered the position at Infinity Works I had met many of the employees and I was so impressed by their passion, their skills and the proactive way they engaged with the Tech Returners programme.”

What would you say to anyone applying for the programme?

"Just go for it! If you put in the effort you truly will get double back, it really challenged me and made me realise not to be afraid about working at the edge of my capabilities."

And finally, tell us a little bit about what you do now!

"I’m a Full Stack Engineer with Infinity Works! I get a buzz out of the continuous learning curve which is quite steep currently, so it’s hard work but that’s OK – it’s what I signed up for! We have many sources of support at Infinity, including an individual advocate.

"It's been fun, exciting and challenging but the biggest thing is what has followed, I can honestly say that I get up in the morning and I can’t wait to get work and when I come home I feel satisfied and fulfilled. I’m learning all of the time and Tech Returners definitely prepared me for that."
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