The Press Refresh Journey

Eva Adams

Presh Refresh Participant

“I first learned about the Press Refresh Programme via a local influencer on Instagram. Immediately, I was interested and knew I wanted to apply! Having been on extended maternity leave for just over 2 years, I was at a point where I was beginning to think about my career again and I felt that this course would be the perfect opportunity to boost my confidence and gain new skills. 
 
Having worked in marketing, membership and events (including as Marketing Manager at Women in Business until 2014) for the majority of my career, I had no prior experience of data analytics or the IT sector but I was keen to try something new. With Tech being such a huge growth industry and particularly within the Data Analytics field, this programme is a wonderful support to encourage more women to tap into a currently very male dominated industry and equip them with the necessary skills and qualifications to do so. 
 
The course is so diverse- from coding to project management qualifications as well as careers advice and mentoring support from female role models in the Tech industry, the course offers a fast track but extensive insight into many areas. 
 
I have met an incredible group of women on this programme from all ages and career backgrounds (albeit virtually due to Covid19 restrictions!) and the teaching via Belfast MET has been first class as well as gaining valuable support and insights into how to build confidence and resilience with the team at Advance Coaching!"