Location: UK: Exeter, Glasgow, London, Manchester

Opportunity: In-person returner events for tech certification programme

Date (Update): 16 September 2022 (final event)

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

*Applications 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 July and September 2022, in collaboration with five Microsoft partners: Tisski, ANS, Grey Matter, Telefonica Tech, and Incremental Group.

The events will take place in-person in London (20th July and 16th September), Manchester (13th July), Exeter (15th July) and Glasgow (22nd July). Update: 16th September still open for registration

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 is the Discovery Day 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 Event?

For those who want to take their learning journey further after the Discovery Day, Microsoft will invite applications for an upskilling programme. This will involve a free learning plan leading to certification and is likely to involve both in-person and virtual training sessions.

After the programme is completed, potential employers will get in touch with individuals who have completed their training certifications to explore job placements.

You will be able to apply for the programme even if you do not attend the event.

About the Discovery Days

Update: Open for Registration

TissKi : Why Returning to Work (with a Family) Makes Sense

Date: Friday, 16th September 2022

Time: 12:00 – 15:00

Location: Microsoft London, 2 Kingdom St, London, W2 6BD

Update: Past Events

ANS: ANS & Microsoft TechHer Discovery Day for Women

Date: Wednesday, 13th July 2022

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Location: ANS HQ, 1 Archway, Birley Fields, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5QJ

Greymatter: Women Returners Cloud Technology Discovery Day

Date: Friday, 15th July, 2022

Time: 09:30 – 17:00

Location: The Exeter Science Park Centre, 6 Babbage Way, Exeter, EX5 2FN

Telefonica Tech : Women in Tech Discovery Day

Date: Wednesday, 20th July, 2022

Time: 10:30 – 14:00

Location: Trinity Building, 39 Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AA

Incremental: Women in Tech Discovery Day

Date: Friday, 22nd July, 2022

Time: 10:30 – 14:00

Location: The Garment Factory, 10 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1RE

How to register for a Discovery Day                                                                                         

The event is free to attend. Please Register Here for in-person attendance and attend any of the five partner events.

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

With any questions please email TechHerReturners@microsoft.com

How to find out more

To join the Microsoft TechHer Community on LinkedIn, click here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13578948/