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TechSTART Version 1

We are currently looking to hear from non-IT professional women with problem solving skills looking to return to their careers after a break.

This is a chance for professionals - whatever their background - to carve out a career in Software Development.

Table of facts

To register your interest please complete the application form available at the link below.











  • Tech Accelerator for non-IT professional women


  • A growth mindset
  • A desire to work full-time in technology
  • A logical approach to problem solving

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Databases
  • Intro to Java Cloud
  • Networking and Security
  • Intro to Aglle
  • ISTQB certified
  • Principals of Web Application
  • Professional Work Skills
  • Multiple Certifications
  • Design Thinking

Listen to what Version 1 experts have to say:


Gemma Hopkins Gives Advice To Anyone Applying to Version 1



Tiff De Conduin - Practice Operations Manager Describes the Traits Version 1 Seek in New Hires.






DIGITAL Skillnet have developed a hybrid program aimed at expanding the talent pool for the Technology sector by:      

  • Attracting capable individuals from all backgrounds

  • Equipping people with the skills sought by tech companies

  • Tailored to focus on key areas of talent needs of tech organisations

  • Delivering tranches of highly engaged individuals who are primed for jobs in the tech sector.

  • Re-integrating skilled professionals back into the workforce after an extended career break.


Digital Skillnet and International Women's Day 2022

On International Women’s Day, Technology Ireland, Digital Skillnet is proud to say that every day we champion women in technology and support companies in their aims to introduce more women into technology and #BreaktheBias.

Watch the short video below to learn more.

The 2021 Women Returners Report

If you are working on your company Diversity and Inclusion strategy, make sure you’re signed up below to get access to the report and learn about the untapped potential of our ICT Women Returners and the impact they are making to the workforce!


If you would like to be considered for the new 2022 Women TechSTART Version 1 programme please fill out the application form available at the link below.




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Overview of the Course Structure

Eligibility criteria
  • TechStart is open to unemployed people who are seeking to return to work. You must not be in full-time employment. 

  • Have previous work experience within technology or transferable professional qualifications and experience.

  • Be highly motivated and able to contribute and commit to the program for the duration of classroom and the placement.