YRTT The Guardian February 2022
Tech Returners forges partnership with The Guardian to hire career returners for life-changing software developer roles

Posted on Dec 17th, 2021 by Beckie

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. To apply for a place on the programme and the opportunity to secure a permanent role with The Guardian, visit: https://tech-returners.breezy.hr/p/37f8be62308901-software-developer-yrtt--the-guardian-february-2022

For further information, please contact:

Robin Nkomo Marketing Executive, Tech Returners 07413212735 robin.nkomo@techreturners.com www.techreturners.com