About Us

Tech Returners provides resources, development tools, and creates fresh opportunities for people returning/entering tech after a career break.
The Talent Skills gap in tech is top of the Northern Powerhouse’s agenda . This has placed a focus on untapping a talent pool of those returning to the sector.
So, if you’re starting out or returning to a tech career, there’s never been a better time. To help you, Tech Returners will provide support in four key areas:

  • Discover – Helping people to understand their skillset, and identify relevant development areas
  • Develop – Engaging people with resources, tools, and courses to enable further learning
  • Network – Connecting people with an active support network
  • Career – Providing flexible, exciting career opportunities


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Become A Tech Returner

Tech Returners has partnered with Barclays Eagle Labs to provide a targeted course for people entering tech. Our 11-week course is geared up to break down the barriers a career break can present by focusing on these core areas:

  • An introduction to coding - to create and host your own website using HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Learn the basics of rapid prototyping, laser and vinyl cutters, as well as 3D printing
  • How to re-build your confidence, personal brand and find useful career advice
  • A connection to others who have returned to tech
  • Opening the doors to an essential support network
  • Key guidance on your next steps

Course details

The course will run on Wednesdays 10-2pm from 18th April 2018 – 11th July 2018 at Barclays Eagle Lab, The Landing, Media City UK, M50 2ST (you must be able to attend all sessions).

There are 8 spaces available. The only costs charged will be for childcare if required. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

You will need basic computer literacy, but we can provide laptops if needed. To apply please complete this form by 5pm on 23rd March 2018.

*We’ll have a 1 week break on 30th May 2018



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