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Women ReBOOT

 

 New Women ReBOOT Programmes coming in Autumn 2017
Dublin and Cork

 

Are you a talented, professional woman who has taken a career break from the IT Sector?

 

Have you been considering a move back into the workplace but are worried about the pace of change in the sector? Are you concerned about outdated technology skills? Do you worry about balancing work responsibilities with family commitments? Are you thinking about that gap in your CV and how employers will view it?

 

We understand your concerns.

 

“We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in”  Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook and author of “Lean In”

The Software Skillnet’s Women ReBOOT programme has been specifically designed to build a bridge between highly skilled women - just like you - and technology employers who are actively trying to address a skills gap in the sector.

 

Through our grant-funded programme, we want to support you in taking those first steps back into the sector. We will:
  • Help you to refresh your skills to reflect recent changes in the technology sector, through an online training platform and work experience
  • Support you to update your CV and to network to find relevant opportunities in the marketplace
  • your CV and to network to find relevant opportunities in the marketplace
  • Coach and mentor you to identify the career plan that makes sense for you and to work through your concerns and challenges
  • Provide access to seminars where you can meet with like-minded women who share your ambitions, concerns and challenges and who can support you in your journey
  • Introduce you to our technology business partners who need women with your skills and abilities and who will support you to make that leap.
  • We encourage you to not ask “Why” but to say “Why Not!”

What does the programme involve?

This programme directly supports you in taking a step back into the IT sector following a career break. It encompasses 4 key pillars:

 

  • Online Learning Platform– we deliver a comprehensive online learning platform through our partners Pluralsight. Through this platform our participants can benchmark their current technology skills and advance through a number of specific technology learning paths. This learning platform can be used at times that work with your current circumstances. Many of the learning paths will be tailored through specific consultation with our participant technology companies so that your learning will be directly relevant to existing market opportunities.

  • Coaching and Mentoring- Each participant will receive 3 one-hour coaching sessions from qualified coaches, scheduled over the duration of the programme. These sessions will support you in addressing some of the challenges you may experience in choosing to return to work.

  • In-Company Work Experience – we have engaged the support of many companies who are seeking talented, professional women just like you. These businesses will offer work placements to applicable candidates.

  • Peer-to-Peer Networking Seminars– 4 one-day monthly seminars . These seminars will support you to update your CV, to refine your interview skills and to network with industry professionals to find relevant opportunities in the marketplace. They will also enable you to meet with like-minded women who share your ambitions, concerns and challenges and who can support you in your journey.

How do I apply? 

If you would like to register your interest in future programmes 


Selection Criteria

Our preferred candidates would meet the selection criteria below.

 

This programme is directly focused at women with IT qualifications or experience, who are interested in re-entering the workforce following a career break.

  • People who are currently unemployed

  • Education and Training
Candidates with an IT-related Degree; OR
other relevant IT qualification
  • Location

Dublin and Cork

  • Prior Experience
Candidates with 2 yrs+ experience, that are interested in returning to a career in IT following a career break.
 
Candidates with prior experience as an IT professional such as software engineer, data analyst, systems analyst/technical architect, business analyst/architect, technical sales, quality assurance/software tester, creative/graphic designer, technical support, product manager, network engineer, technical consultant, web/UI developer, project manager or other technical roles working with hardware or software in the technology sector.
 
Prior experience in any of the above-named roles an advantage.
  • Application Documents 

Well-presented CV and completed application forms are important