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26th Sep 2019

Want a job in tech? I-FIT is looking for tech-loving ladies for their paid apprenticeship


Brought to you by I-FIT

The first step to get where you want to be.

Do you love technology but haven’t quite been able to make it into your career yet? Have you dreamed of taking a tech course but don’t know quite where to start? Well, ladies, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

It’s no secret that there is a lot of gender inequality in the tech industry. You wouldn’t be far off to call it a man’s world. Not for long though.

Everything is changing and Ireland’s Females in Technology – or I-FIT – is there to help the change along. They’re all about helping women find their footing and succeed in the tech industry, starting with their two-year apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship is a paid two-year programme that allows women to earn while they learn (ideal!). I-FIT recruits local women who live in communities in the heart of the Dublin Docklands, i.e. ‘Dublin’s Silicon Dock’, and works on equipping them with the tech know-how to create a successful career in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries.

Members of the apprenticeship will be mentored throughout the two years and taught how to find their place and progress in the many thriving tech roles in Ireland. It’s a huge opportunity that will fully prepare you for a career in one of the country’s biggest industries.

I-FIT started when Google put a €1M investment into the Dublin Impact Challenge and invited non-profits, social enterprises and educators to submit bold ideas to grow social and economic opportunities in their communities. There were 250 applicants and I-FIT made the final 15, securing it a grant funding of €50,000 to help build opportunity in Dublin.

The first intake is set to start this November 2019 and I-FIT is looking for applicants who are interested in joining the talent pool. They are also looking for companies who want to access that talent pool, so if you work in a company that’s in need of some great tech minds, get in touch.

If you think you have the tech knowledge and passion to thrive in this apprenticeship, head over to their website and apply there directly via Become an Apprentice or contact [email protected] for more information. With a paid apprenticeship, you’ve really got nothing to lose.

Candidates must be 18 years or over and must have achieved a minimum of five passes in their Leaving Cert, including English and Maths, or the equivalent from another country. Candidates must also be eligible to work in Ireland.

So go on, there’s no time like the present to make a change.

Brought to you by I-FIT

Take your place in the world of tech with this exclusive female-only apprenticeship starting this November in Dublin City Center. Your pathway to a rewarding career in Dublin’s thriving tech sector. Visit the website for more information.