What is Your Journey Into Tech?

Are you looking for an opportunity to re-enter or enter the Tech Industry after a career break?

Are you passionate about a career as a software developer?

Are you looking for an accessible route to develop technically and personally?

Our programme creates accessible routes into businesses through continual training and technology, resulting in more diverse and inclusive workforces.

The free 15-week programme is based in Manchester City Centre and entails a full immersive week (10-4) then 14 weeks of 2.5-hour lectures. You will have the option to attend either daytime or evening lectures. You must be able to attend all sessions and commit to 10-15 hours of additional work each week.

Who is it for?

We're looking for people who are passionate about developing into a career in technology and have the drive and growth mindset to succeed. There is no requirement for previous technical skills.

How does it work?

Our programme doesn't only offer the technical skills needed to access a career in software development but prepares individuals for their future career in technology by connecting them with the businesses that need their skills and supporting their journey into employment.

Since 2017 we have placed 29 individuals into technology careers with businesses including ao.com, Autotrader and the BBC.

What do we teach?

Our course takes you through a structure in which we cover both the fundamentals of software development, frontend development skills and backend development skills including:

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Test Driven Development
  • Pair Programming
  • Agile Processes
  • Version control with Git & Github
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • JavaScript
  • HTML & CSS
  • React Development
  • APIs and Cloud AWS Technologies
  • Cloud Terminology and Skills
  • Databases & SQL
  • Serverless technologies and API Development
  • NodeJS and the Express framework

The last two weeks of the course are dedicated to creating your own projects in a team and utilising your skills in order to create your own applications.

This will be underpinned by personal development support through 1-2-1 coaching, CV writing, interview preparation, finding the right role for you and welcoming you into the amazing Tech Returners community.

The course is run by experienced Tech Returners coaches.

How to take part

The next cohort of 'Your Journey Into Tech' starts in May 2020 and we are accepting applications now. Please click below to complete a short application form and take the first steps on your journey into tech! You can also read more about the course and previous students' experiences on our blog.

The application process will involve:

  • Application form completion (See below)
  • A short Pre-Interview Task to complete
  • An informal interview with coaches
  • Acceptance
  • Your Pre-Journey work - preparation work to complete before the course starts
  • Start in May 2020

Apply now!