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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 workshops and an innovative online learning platform (Pluralsight) that supports upskilling across thousands of technology learning paths;
  • Industry knowledge with technology sector re-familiarisation and introduction to current roles in the sector, supported by partner companies
  • 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.

The programme is run typically over 5 months, with following time commitments: 

Month 1:

-Attendance of 4 to 5 full day seminars
-Commence 121 coaching with professional coach
-Commence of technical upskilling via virtual platform

Month 2:

-Attendance of 2 to 3 full day and half day seminars
-Continue coaching
-Continue completion of technical training on virtual platform

Month 3:

-Attendance of 2 x half day sessions focusing on CV preparation and company role presentations
-Completion of work placement interviews with number of companies

Month 4 & 5:

- Completion of 8 week work placement (full time)

In addition to workshops, classroom training and personal professional coaching sessions, in your own time participants will do online training and carry out a number of assignments individually or with a group. Participants will work on a personal action plan, biography, cv and hone their interview skills, while identifying their strengths and learning how to communicate these effectively to an employer. 

Participants will also meet a range of companies, visit company sites, develop a new professional network and be introduced to roles and companies for work placement.
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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 participants will have

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

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

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