Location: UK: London

Opportunity: Returner events, followed by free Skills Bootcamps or online certification programme.

Dates: May 2023 (various). Bootcamps June-September 2023

Register by: ASAP, latest by three days prior to the event

*Registrations have now closed*

Microsoft’s TechHer programme has been created to provide women with an opportunity to learn valuable technical and professional skills to help further develop their careers. Through a series of events and learning opportunities, TechHer provides a platform, community, and opportunities to help women create new connections, learn from others and explore careers in tech.

Microsoft TechHer is hosting a series of Discovery Days for Returners during May 2023 in collaboration with five Microsoft partners: Tisski, ANS, Incremental Group & Telefonica Aditas Tech, and Transparity.

The events will take place in-person in London (17 May).

Details of the Discovery Days

Telefonica Aditas Tech

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Time: 10:00 – 14:30

Location: London, Shoreditch

How to register for a Discovery Day                                                                                         

The events are free to attend. Please register here for in-person attendance at any of the five partner events.

The latest application date is three working days before the event. However apply ASAP as, if over-subscribed, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Why join the Microsoft TechHer Discovery Days for Returners                                                  

Are you passionate about tech? Are you willing to put time and effort into learning new things? Have you had an extended career break? If the answer is yes, no matter your background, circumstances or experience, then you are invited to join the Microsoft TechHer Discovery Days for returners.

There has never been a better time to start your tech journey, with only 19% of women working in the Tech industry in the UK. 69% of UK business leaders say that their organisation is currently facing a digital skills shortage. Businesses rely on technologies and services to keep critical applications and processes running. That means there is a high demand for professionals skilled in technologies. By 2025, 80% of tech products and services will be built by non-IT professionals (Gartner).

Who are the Discovery Days targeted at?                                                                                     

TechHer has been designed for women at all stages of their career, no matter their background. Whether you have previous experience in a STEM career, or you’re looking for a change and want to find out more, you’re welcome to join.

There are three key groups that tend to join the TechHer events and community, one of which you may be able to relate to. These groups are: New Tech Talent, Upskiller, and Modernisers.

How will you benefit from a Discovery Day?                                                                            

The Event will provide you with the opportunity to find out more from a potential employer about their skilling gap areas and tech needs and to start your skilling journey with learning resources from Microsoft.

What happens after the Discovery Day?

Skills Bootcamps June-September 2023:

Microsoft TechHer will be working in partnership with Firebrand and their Partners to offer a Skills Bootcamp. The Skills Bootcamps are funded by the Department of Education for up to 12 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast track to an interview with a local employer. Options: Microsoft IT Engineer, Skills Bootcamp – Level 4 / Cloud Data Engineer Azure, Skills Bootcamp – Level 5 / Microsoft Engineer Dynamics 365, Skills Bootcamp – Level 4 (subject to demand).

To find out further information on the opportunity, what the Skills Bootcamps have to offer and the eligibility criteria, and to register interest please use the following link: Skills Bootcamps in Digital – Partnership with Microsoft TechHer (firebrand.training)

Online Learning Path:

For those interested in starting their tech journey on their own and through self-pace study, we recommend checking MLCC Microsoft Learn Career Connected | Microsoft Learn

NOTE: You will be able to apply to Bootcamps and the self-paced study with MLCC, even if you do not attend a Discover Day

How to find out more about Microsoft TechHer

To join the Microsoft TechHer Community on LinkedIn, click here

Access the Microsoft TechHer Website

If you have any questions, please email TechHerReturners@microsoft.com