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Launchpad – Female Returnee Programme

September 25, 2023 - December 21, 2023

Launchpad empowers women who wish to rebuild their confidence, develop professional skills & re-enter the workforce.

Ludgate and Cork ETB bring you a programme to launch your career comeback.

Ludgate’s Launchpad Female Returnee Programme is back for 2023 to support women in West Cork who wish to return to work and take the next steps in their career journey. This will be done through a bespoke programme designed to develop appropriate professional skills, improve digital literacy, rebuild career confidence and ultimately support you to re-enter the workforce.

Over 12 weeks, Launchpad delivers tailored reskilling, coaching and mentoring programme for women who are ready to get back to their careers. The content is designed for the specific challenges faced by women returnees in rural areas of Ireland.

Course Modules

This programme will concentrate on a range of modules which are designed to make your journey back to the workforce as seamless as possible, including:

    • Digital Skills – Microsoft Office Suite & Google (Drive, Docs & Sheets)
    • CV building and Interview skills
    • Marketing techniques
    • Motivation and Goal-setting
    • Career planning and Communication
    • Personal branding and Social media
    • Networking and navigating the rural / remote jobs landscapes
    • Further training and start your own business taster

Course Duration

This12 week course runs from September to December 2023. Each workshop is on Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


We are taking applications from May 16th until Friday 29th July.

Last Years Programme

ReIgnite was Launchpad’s 2022 pilot programme. 14 women took part in the 3 month coaching, reskilling and mentoring course . Ludgate was delighted with the success of the programme, which received positive feedback from the participants and the wider business community. Since completing the course, many of the women have returned to work, identified further training opportunities, or started their own business.

The programme is open to everyone. If you’re not ready to apply just yet and would like to find out more please contact Rose on info@ludgate.ie or call us on 0871904174. We would love to hear from you.

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Exact Dates TBC


September 25, 2023
December 21, 2023


Ludgate Hub
Townshend Street
Skibbereen, Cork PE81T324 Ireland
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