Tech Returner Programme

Tech Returners teams up with AO 


Tech Returners is pleased to announce that the organisation will be working with electrical retail giant AO to support individuals looking to return to technology as the 'Your Return To Tech' programme returns to The North West for November 2020.

AO which is also headquartered in the North West, in Bolton, will support 16 individuals through an 8-week programme designed to enable a return to a technology role after a career break, with the opportunity for all 16 to apply for a role at AO at the culmination of the programme. 

The 8 week ‘Your Return To Tech’ programme provides skilled tech professionals returning to industry accessible opportunities to refresh their skills and reignite their career. The 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. 

The entirely remote learning experience boasts a curriculum which includes refreshing existing tech skills, frontend frameworks ‘React’ (Hooks, Context, API) alongside Cloud technologies (AWS tooling), delivered alongside platform engineering skills such as infrastructure as code CI/CD and monitoring. Uniquely, individuals taking part in the programme will also take live briefs from AO to work on throughout the 8 week period. 

This will be the eighth time the programme 'Your Return To Tech' has run in the North West and this time is supported as a result of the organisation having been awarded the GMCA  Digital Fast Track Funding which enables growth and support for businesses. 

Since 2017 Tech Returners has empowered more than 55 returners, 49 of those women, into mid-senior level technical careers with businesses like AutoTrader,, Lloyds Banking Group, ANS and Infinity Works and has worked exclusively with the BBC in Manchester and London respectively. The organisation is currently running a cohort of the programme in London working with businesses including Eigen Technologies, Alfa, BlackRock, Xero, Coeo and OpenCredo. 

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