Want to get back to your career in tech but not sure which route to take? Our tailored support and free return to tech programme is designed to refresh your technical skills, rebuild your confidence and reignite your career. We do this through partnerships with inclusive businesses which help us connect talented individuals like you with progressive companies to create richly diverse workplaces.

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"The Tech Returners programme let me know that I still have a chance. It gave me a safe place to grow personally and technically and restore my confidence in myself and my abilities."

How it works

Programme in action
a selection of returner who have completed our return to tech programme chatting to businesses at our 'hire fair' event.

Taken a break from coding?

Life doesn’t happen in a straight line and nor do careers. Our award-winning Tech Returners programme is free and available to anyone that has worked as a software engineer or developer, taken a career break (for any reason!) and is now ready to return to technology.

Together we transform your potential.

Our programmes

Fast-track your career comeback in just 4 weeks with our Returner Launchpads, coming April 2024. These are comprised of bespoke technical mentoring and tailored career and mindset coaching. All our teaching is delivered remotely and you benefit from personalised support from industry-leading coaches every step of the way.

Reignite your career

We understand that getting a job is important which is why we connect you with forward-thinking companies excited to welcome diverse, skilled talent like you. We bridge the gap, ensuring companies find ideal candidates and you land a role where you thrive. Your 4 weeks are just the beginning! We ensure a smooth transition into your dream role where you can make an immediate impact.

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Ignite your future. Get started now

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increase in confidence post-programme

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of Tech Returners are women!

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Are you a business looking to hire diverse talent?


Tech Returners run programmes which refresh your skills in any of the following languages: Java,, TypeScript, JavaScript, Scala and Platform Engineering (Cloud Engineering/DevOps) with AWS, Azure or GCP. However, if you’re interested in a different type of language, please let us know by getting in touch.



Our TR4: 4 week Returner Launchpad’s are 4 weeks long.

We know that life happens differently for everyone. We have had previous Returners who took a 6 month career break and Returners with more than 10 years away from the industry. So, rest assured we know people will come in at different levels of ability and different levels of confidence. We believe that if committed, both are more than capable! We only have a minimum career break length of 6 months to ensure that you are part of the ‘Returner’ demographic.

Everyone has unique circumstances and sometimes life happens in the most unexpected way. We always encourage our Returners to be open and honest with our team so that if you require a leave of absence or something unpredictable occurs, we are able to offer you the best support possible. We also recommend making your team aware of any pre-booked holidays before starting the programme. Everyone at Tech Returners always does their best to consider the individual while making decisions and may be able to take an alternative approach if required.

To ensure that our programme is accessible, we provide a £2k bursary to each Returner over the 4 week duration. This bursary can support with childcare costs, cost of living or any other financial costs.

A photo collage of some of the amazing returners that have completed our return to tech programme
A photo collage of some of the amazing returners that have completed our return to tech programme
A photo collage of some of the amazing returners that have completed our return to tech programme

Hear from Returners

Our Returners are a diverse and inspiring group of people with different backgrounds and stories. Learn about their experiences with us and why they decided to return to tech. Plus, find out where they are now in their technology career!


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