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How does Women ReBOOT work?

Women ReBOOT supports women with tech sector skills and experience to return to work after a career break. First piloted in 2017, Women ReBOOT has now enabled more than 80 woman to rejoin the tech sector, stepping back into high-skilled roles in over 40 partner companies

Women ReBOOT offers 5 key pillars of support:

  • Group seminars to develop confidence, professional competencies and CV and interview support to re-engage with the sector;
  • Technology training through an innovative online technology learning platform (Pluralsight) that supports upskilling across thousands of technology learning paths;
  • Industry knowledge and certifications through a technology sector familiarisation training and qualifications like the Scrum Master;
  • Individual coaching that supports the women to identify their new career aspirations and develop a personal action plan for returning to the sector;
  • In-company work placement that allows the women to showcase their strengths and familiarise themselves with the working environment following their career break.

In addition to workshops, classroom training and personal professional coaching sessions, in your own time you will do online training in areas of your choice, and carry out a number of assignments individually or with a group. You will work on your personal action plan, biography, cv and hone your interview skills. You will identify your strengths and learn how to communicate these effectively to an employer. 

You will also meet a range of companies, visit company sites, develop a new professional network and be matched with roles and companies for your work placement.
Women ReBOOT 4 pillars

During work placement in a technology company, participants receive in-company mentoring, training and hands-on experience, giving the opportunity to 

  • Update skills
  • Try out new roles
  • Get up-to-date experience for CVs
  • Apply for open positions in companies

On completion of Women ReBOOT you will have

  • Enhanced your professional development
  • Built new confidence
  • Refreshed your skills
  • Refamiliarised yourself with today's technology sector
  • Built a new support network of peers
  • Expanded your professional network
  • Gained up-to-date work experience for your cv
  • Developed your presentation and interview skills
  • Clarified your new career direction
  • Met technology sector companies
  • Had access to open positions
  • Renewed your excitement for the great opportunities across the sector and your new career

Women ReBOOT is fully funded through Skillnet Ireland's Developing Ireland's Future Workforce funding.

Women ReBOOT Information Evening
Attend our next Women ReBOOT Information Evening on Wednesday, 9 January, and meet past participants, partner companies and Software Skillnet representatives who will answer your questions about the programme. 

Women ReBOOT Information Evening