Tech Project Manager and Career Returner
"Having decided to return to work, I came across Women Returners, a company that run 'returnship programmes'. I love working in technology, so the O2 opportunity was too good to miss!
During the 11-week programme, I received training, a mentor and I worked in The Lab as a technical project manager. It's been a fantastic experience and I've worked on a feasibility project, and the delivery of a Smart Home VR experience. That's in addition to organising and hosting workshops, mapping our current processes and recommending improvements and producing a comms plan.
It's given me a good variety of work, and an opportunity to work with a range of people. I've learnt a lot about myself, thanks to the feedback from the people I've worked with, and the variety of the projects.
My advice to anyone who has had a career break, is that no matter how long it has been, you don't lose the core aptitude and abilities that led to your career before the break. Returning to work has been an exciting adventure, and thanks to the O2 Returnship Programme, I'm considering brand new options.