Manchester-based Tech Returners have this week announced that their team is set to grow with the appointment of Harriet Ryder as a Tech Coach for the organisation’s Your Journey Into Tech programme.
Harriet comes to Tech Returners with a wealth of experience in software development having previously held roles at NorthCoders and more recently award-winning start-up Formisimo, she is also passionate about programming, technology and education holding mentoring roles at Code First Girls and Mentor Cruise.
‘Your Journey Into Tech’ is a 15-week programme which aims to empower returners and enable opportunities into technology. The course which offers flexible and part-time study takes individuals through the fundamentals of software development alongside personal development and career support in a positive learning environment.
Harriet will deliver the course alongside Tech Returners Founder Beckie Taylor and fellow Tech Coach and Co Founder James Heggs who said:
“ We’re delighted Harriet will be joining the Tech Returners team and working with us to deliver our training programmes, she’s incredibly passionate about positively enabling tech careers and empowering women into tech roles, I’ve no doubt she’ll be a great addition to the team”
Also commenting on the move Harriet said:
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Tech Returners community – I’ve been a huge advocate of Tech Returners since the first pilot course launched over a year ago now, so it’s a privilege to be joining the team going forward. I think we’re at a very exciting time in the North West where there are lots of rewarding and enjoyable careers to be made, and companies are beginning to see how crucial to business success it is that they invest in diverse teams, not just to fill the talent shortage, but to build stronger products and drive more dynamic, performant teams. With that in mind, I can’t wait to get started helping lots more returners enter this industry.”
Tech Returners is committed to removing barriers in the technology sector and as a result help to tackle the skills shortage and gender disparity in tech.