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IT and business skills training experts QA have launched a returner programme which offers those who have taken a career break to return or start a career in the tech sector.
QA’s Return | (Re)Train initiative will be offered across QA’s UK-wide training centres, including through its Training Academies and its online learning platform.
“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,” says Lisa Harrington, Managing Director of QA’s Learning division.
The dedicated programme will help returners acquire teaching skills in the technology sector, helping delegates and apprentices on IT and business programmes upskill and take the next steps in their 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 will also benefit from a phased three-month settling-in period in which they are paired up with a colleague “buddy” for support.
The programme 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.
“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 and to apply, click here.