New Tech Returners programme to launch in London

Manchester digital company Tech Returners is expanding to London, starting this August.

The organisation which is focused on empowering careers back into technology is taking its successful returner programme to the capital.

The programme, called Your Return to Tech, provides skilled tech professionals returning to industry accessible opportunities to refresh their skills and reignite their career.

But it doesn’t stop at learning and development. The organisation works closely with businesses who recognise the value of industry returners and who are passionate about creating diversity and inclusivity in their teams to provide an innovative tech talent solution.

The eight-week programme recognises the need from businesses growing their teams to bring tech talent to the market quickly and with the skills in place to hit the ground running in mid-senior level technical roles.

Uniquely, the programme will connect with businesses looking to hire from the programme who will provide live briefs for returners to work on throughout the eight week period.

Interested businesses can sponsor places on the course, making it an affordable and competitive option versus traditional recruitment agency fees.

It’s a model which has proved successful in the North West since 2017 where the organisation has empowered more than 50 returners into mid-senior level technical careers with businesses like AutoTrader,, Lloyds Banking Group, ANS and Infinity Works – 88% of those returners were women.

The programme is open to anyone returning to a technical career or who has a technical qualification and who has taken a career break from tech for six years or less.

Chief executive Beckie Taylor said: “We’ve seen some amazing returners come through our ranks as a result of our work in the North, but we know there are so many more out there and with our remote learning model, location need no longer be a barrier to talent.

“Working with London-based businesses was the next natural move for us, we know the returner market is there and we’re here to deliver the talent to forward-thinking businesses who are focused on diversity and taking a fresh approach to tech talent.”

One of the sponsors of the programme, Dr Lewis Z Liu, co-founder and chief executive of Eigen Technologies, said: “With everything going on in the world today we are rethinking what we can do to ensure we recruit from a truly diverse talent pool.

“Those wanting to return to our industry after time out face significant challenges and represent a group that is often overlooked by tech companies.”