Posted on Feb 9th, 2021 by Sarah
With the latest 'Your Return to Tech' programme starting in Manchester, Tech Returners is delighted to announce its partnership with Zuhlke Group to create life changing journeys for career returners.
Zuhlke are proudly sponsoring both the Manchester cohort, which began on 1st February, and our next London cohort starting in March.
Each ‘Your Return to Tech’ programme enables returners to refresh and reignite their technical skills over 8 weeks of remote learning and interactive talks, presentations and projects, led by Tech Returners’ CTO & Lead Tech Coach James Heggs. Those who take part also receive career readiness support and workshops to improve their confidence as they prepare to re-enter a tech role.
Zuhlke focuses on innovation of everything from AI and the Internet of Things to new business models and digital transformation, combining diverse disciplines to solve tricky problems.
Sharing why they decided to sponsor the programmes, Andrew West-Moore, Head of Zuhlke’s Competence Unit in Manchester, says: “At Zuhlke we value diversity and inclusion. Not only do we welcome people of all backgrounds and walks of life, we are also deeply committed to cultivating a workspace where everyone can thrive.
“Therefore, we are proud to support Tech Returners in their initiative to create life changing journeys for career returners. The programme makes a real difference for participants and addresses two underlying hiring challenges of the tech industry: the lack of qualified experts, and the lack of diversity among those experts,” continues Andrew. “We are determined to help address those challenges, make careers in tech more accessible, and to provide an environment where returners can continue to grow beyond the programme.”
Since 2017, Tech Returners has placed 72 returners in technology roles, 59 of them women.