Introducing the returner programme which aims to help close the tech skills gap

Rewarding new career in tech offered to returners as QA launches Return | (Re)Train, a programme that supports and reskills returners in tech education


2 November 2018

QA has today announced the launch of its new Return | (Re)Train initiative, a returner programme that supports employees two-fold in returning to work after a career break: offering the opportunity to return, or start, a new role supporting the tech sector.

As the UK’s leading IT and business skills provider (specialising in training, consultancy, apprenticeships and post graduate degrees on a range of technical and leadership subjects), The Return / (Re)Train programme will be offered across QAs state-of-the-art UK-wide training centres – from our Training Academies to flexible online learning provision. The new programme will encourage returning parents to launch new careers in the tech sector and builds upon QA’s unparalleled portfolio of learning solutions.

“Parenting often unlocks a passion for teaching or supporting others,” says Lisa Harrington, Managing Director of QA’s Learning division. “At QA, we’re so excited to be able to offer roles that allow people to follow their passions and impart new skills – and in the growing tech sector, these training roles are in high demand. It’s all part of our commitment to transform lives and careers, upskill the UK’s workforce and help employers fill their tech skills gaps.”

The dedicated programme will help returners harness newly discovered teaching skills and launch rewarding careers in tech, helping delegates and apprentices on IT and business programmes upskill and take the next steps in their own careers. For those who are completely new to teaching, QA will offer fully-funded TAP-accredited training programmes in training delivery. QA has also introduced a new specialised training course for returners to build confidence, leadership and communication skills. Returners also enjoy a phased three-month settling-in period in which they are paired up with a colleague “buddy” for support.

The programme also offers returners flexible working contracts and a 25-day holiday package with the option to buy five additional days. Like all QA employees, returners are also entitled to three days of free training per year from QA’s 1,500+ courses to upskill on any topic they choose. And in such a fast-evolving company, progression opportunities abound.

“Returners offer such an untapped wealth of talent and we value the fresh perspectives and diversity they bring,” says Harrington. “As an education and training provider, we want to set a new standard for attracting, supporting and retraining returners in tech – and turn getting back to work into an exciting experience.” 

To find out more about the programme and apply for QA’s live returner roles visit - https://careers.qa.com/return-re-train-programme/

Media Contact
QA 
Niki Haywood
PR and Public Affairs Manager 
Tel: 020 7444 0858
Email: nicola.haywood@qa.com

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