Women Returners, in partnership with STEM Returners, has launched the STEM ReCharge project, with funding from the UK Government Equality Hub. STEM ReCharge is providing free support to returners and employers to enable experienced  professionals with tech and engineering backgrounds, in the Midlands and North of England, to return to their careers after caring-related career breaks of a year or more.

Free Support for Tech and Engineering Employers:

    • Employer Insight Events
      • Leeds – 24 April (ended)
      • Liverpool – 25 April (ended)
      • Birmingham – 26 April (ended)
      • Virtual – 7 June 9:30-10:45 (Register here)
    • Career Returners Recruitment and Inclusion Training on supportive returner hiring and employment pathways for career returners (running w/o 26 June – 10 July). Registration is now open, sign up here 
    • Monthly support sessions for HR and hiring managers until mid 2024

Free Support for 100 Returners to Tech and Engineering:

    • STEM ReCharge Return to Work Coaching and Skills Training Programme with small group based sessions delivered by an expert Women Returners Coach (May cohort is now full. Applications for October cohort will open in July)
    • STEM ReCharge Mentoring Programme with 1:1 support from a STEM mentor
    • STEM ReFresh Week with technical knowledge modules delivered by industry experts
    • Monthly support sessions until mid 2024

To Apply/Register

Career Returners to tech and engineering in the North of England and the Midlands:

To find our more on the support available, see: Return to Work Support Programme

Tech and Engineering Employers in North of England and the Midlands:

To find out more on the Insight events, see: Employer Insight Events

To find out more about the free training, see Career Returners Recruitment and Inclusion Training

Potential Return to Work Mentors: If you are UK-based, and a currently employed or recently retired experienced tech professional who is interested in mentoring a returner, see here for more details on registering as a Mentor.

For more Information and Support

See the Government Equality Hub Funding Announcement (11 February 2023) here

Join the free Women Returners Professional Network here for a wide range of support and access to opportunities.

Get in touch with the team on stemrecharge@womenreturners.com.