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Women ReBOOT is an award-winning programme that supports women with tech sector skills and experience to return to work after a career break. 


Have you taken time out of the workplace due to caring responsibilities or other commitments? Are you looking to reignite your career in the IT sector? Our free women returner ReBOOT programme provides an on ramp for women coming back into the workplace.


We have trained over 200 women to date who now work with many blue chip companies such as DELL, Optum Technologies and Version 1. You can hear from one of our previous participants below.


If you previously worked in a tech role such as software developer, tester, QA, project manager, business analysis and/or hold a relevant IT qualification or have an interest in IT, we would love to hear from you.




Optum ReBOOT Innovation Pitch Event, June 2022
Optum ReBOOT Innovation Pitch Event, June 2022


 What does the program involve?

The training programme is normally facilitated over a 4 week period on a full time basis. It is a combination of formal training, self-directed learning and participants are also provided with individual coaching sessions. 

The majority of the ReBOOT programme is currently delivered online via Zoom, with a couple of in-person events incorporated into the programme.

Each programme typically has 20 participants. For many previous participants, this is the beginning of their new professional network as they return to the workplace.

After the four weeks, participants begin a paid work placement with one of the participating companies for 12 weeks.  


Hear from Dipali Shukla, one of our Women ReBOOT participants 



Technology Ireland DIGITAL Skillnet are inviting you to an information session to learn more about the programme and hear from past participants.



Training Programme Content

The training over four weeks is a combination of professional skills and technical skills.

Professional Skills training: 

There are core sessions in the ReBOOT Professional Skills programme. It is divided into clearly themed sections, aimed to cover broadly the core competencies required for individuals returning to today’s workplace from a career break. The flow of the programme is as outlined here.

  • Self Management: Expectations and Learning Mindset:Growth mindset, Transferable Skills, Resilience and Setting yourself up for Success (self-awareness, self-accountability, values, time management and goal setting etc.)

  • Teamwork: Psychological safety & collaboration, Innovation framework and Influencing skills

  • Communication: Emotional Intelligence, Presentation skills (virtual and in-person), storytelling structures, inner critic and limiting beliefs

  • Preparing for today’s workplace: Navigating the new hybrid workplace, unconscious bias, LinkedIn, networking and mentoring

Technical Skills training: 

8 modules of technical training are delivered over four days. 

It is interactive training with participants working in pod teams.

Participants present in teams an innovative idea that showcases the skills and learnings from the course. It is an opportunity for the women to work and present together.

  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Project Management Fundamentals  
  • Technical Architecture
  • Security Essentials
  • Cloud & Database Essentials
  • Digital Business Models  
  • GDPR & Data Protection
  • Current & Future IT landscape

Opportunity for continued learning:

In addition to online classroom based learning, participants have access to Pluralsight, an e-learning platform. This means participants can:

  • Access a wide range of courses 

  • Identify potential areas of interest, e.g., Project Management

  • Self-Study

  • Popular courses include:

    • Agile, Communication Skills, SQL, Data Literacy, Java Script, HTML, CSS, MS Azure

Technology Ireland DIGITAL Skillnet is delighted to announce it's new program dates for September-December 2022. All of these programs are currently open to applications.


On the 19th of September a ReBOOT program which involves the opportunity to work across many different companies will also launch.

Finally, our last program of 2022 will be another ReBOOT also in partnership with Dell starting on the 7th of November.

All ReBOOT Programs are four weeks followed by a twelve week work placement. Interested?

Please register your interest here:





Technology Ireland DIGITAL Skillnet are inviting you to an information session to learn more about the programme and hear from past participants.