ANS Group lends support to women returner programme

Manchester based Cloud Service Provider, ANS Group has announced it will support women looking to return to roles in technology as part of the organisation’s Women in IT campaign which will connect with women and young girls to give them the opportunity to lead a fulfilling and reward career in technology.

To support female returners, ANS has partnered with fellow Manchester organisation Tech Returners and their ‘ Your Journey Into Tech’ programme which aims to empower returners and enable opportunities into technology by creating accessible routes into business.

The 15-week programme 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. Partners of the programme have the opportunity to hire from the cohort of 16 hand-picked individuals identified as having the drive and passion to succeed in a career in technology.

ANS join Manchester Airport Group and Lloyds Banking Group in supporting the programme which has also worked with brands including the BBC and AutoTrader and has supported more than 25 individuals into tech roles since its inception in 2017.

Paul Shannon, CEO at ANS said, “recent research indicates that the technology industry will need around 750,000 workers with digital skills to meet the rising demand in the coming years, and that talent can quickly be found in returners. Almost two million women are inactive due to caring commitments in the UK, and 76% professional women on a career break want to return to work.

In joining this inspiring programme, we hope to encourage and empower exceptionally talented individuals to continue furthering their career by perusing fulling and rewarding careers in a supported environment.”

Beckie Taylor, Founder of Tech Returners added, “we’re really pleased to welcome ANS as partners for the ‘ Your Journey Into Tech’ Programme it’s amazing to see more and more businesses not just committing to develop tech talent but that recognise the talent and ambition of the returner market”

Tech Returners has also recently announced the appointment of Harriet Ryder as Tech Coach to assist with delivery of a growing programme of initiatives and that it will work with University of Manchester to deliver first of it’s kind research on returners in the UK.  

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