Launchpad – Female Returnee Programme

Ludgate, with the support of Cork ETB, is proud to announce the return of its successful  Women’s Returnee Programme for 2023 – Launchpad.  Designed specifically for women looking to re-enter the workforce after a career break, this comprehensive programme empowers and supports women in taking the next steps on their career journeys, be it employment, further study or starting their own business.

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

The programme

Launchpad is the second year Ludgate is running a Women Returnee programme.  In 2022, 14 women took part in the augural programme – ReIgnite.  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 will run over 12 weeks from the end of September to mid-December, with a break to coincide with school half-term.  Each workshop will be on Thursday morning from 10 a.m.-1 p.m..

Launchpad is now open for registration. 



If you are interested in becoming a partner/sponsor please get in touch