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Two important news items courtesy of techUK

The British Retail Consortium has published a ‘cyber security toolkit’ that will provide retail businesses of all sizes with a practical, step-by-step guide to prevent & manage cyber security threats and protect the customers they serve.

Secondly; To celebrate International Women’s Day, techUK has launched a brand new hub for returners and for tech companies to learn more about starting their own returners.

Estimates suggest almost 2m women in the UK are currently economically inactive due to caring commitments, and 76% of professional women on career breaks want to return to work. That’s why techUK, in partnership with everywoman, launched the Back to Work Programme in 2016.

Following the successful programme pilot, techUK identified a gap in the market for a central hub of information for tech returners. This was for both individuals looking to return to the tech sector and for tech companies to find out more about running their own returner programmes.

To address this issue, techUK teamed up with members & partners to create a centralised Returners Hub for the tech sector.  Launching on International Women’s Day, this hub features 4 sections:

  1. Tech companies currently running returner programmes;
  2. Tech companies who do not run specific returners programmes, but are open to receiving applications from people who have had a career break;
  3. Resources for returners, including free courses, training materials, books, and mentorship programmes;
  4. Training organisations that can assist tech companies with the diversity agenda and creating a returners programme.
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techUK:  British Retail Consortium launches cyber security toolkit

techUK Launches Flagship Returners Hub

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