Réidh is an education, training and employability service, developed by YMCA Dublin in response to the needs evident in the communities that we serve. It is for young people aged 16-30 who are unemployed, underemployed, have left school early, or are seeking guidance and skills growth to bridge the gap to their career path.

Participants that join the programme will gain access to training, support and guidance to help them on to successful career goals and employment, as appropriate. Services are offered in-house by our staff or volunteers, or through referral across our network.

Réidh believes that education is not only about creating workers and employees, but aims to support the development of well-rounded young citizens who are equipped with the skills to live a healthy, happy and balanced life. It is centered on providing an enabling environment, promoting effective learning and empowerment.

One of Réidh’s strengths is a network of partner organisations, schools, ETBs / training providers, corporates, and support services connected who can offer help, time, skills, and pathways to participants. 

Tailored Programming

Participants receive 1 to 1 support to identify interests and skills gap allowing us to tailor the service to their needs.

Some of our programmes include:

Career Guidance: We create tailored pathways for each participant, helping individuals find meaningful employment that they’re passionate about

Mentoring + Coaching: Participants can avail of ongoing support from the Réidh team while engaging in the programme, as well as in employment

Computers for Careers: Digital literacy skills for employment. Emailing employers – navigating job boards – creating a CV – LinkedIn profiles – cover letters

Work Experience:  We facilitate in-house placements where participants can develop employability skills

Training & Further Education

Through career guidance sessions with the Réidh team, participants identify an area of interest for employment. They can then avail of short courses to help pave their career pathway or receive support to engage in further education.

Réidh has partnered with local ETBs, colleges, and certification providers to provide a variety of short and long courses for participants.

Short courses: HACCP – Safe Pass – Manual Handling – Barista Training – Fire Warden

College courses: QQI courses, PLC, apprenticeships, as well as information surrounding CAO, SUSI + access programmes.

Réidh supports students throughout further education and their transition into employment.


Current Events & Workshops

Computers for Careers

Need support with the world of online job markets?

Join us for our Computers for Careers workshop series this September & October.

Participants are welcome to attend the full workshop series or to drop in for any modules that suit them.

September 1st – Career Guidance

We will start by considering our interests, strengths, values, and experience to help uncover career choices and long term goals.

September 8th – CV Creation

We will start building CVs and learn about how to stand out and catch employer’s attention, in the process.

September 15th – Getting Online (job boards, cover letters, emailing employers)

We will build on learnings to date by getting online and covering all the tools to get ourselves online for job searches, such as job boards, cover letters and e-mailing employers.

September 22nd  – LinkedIn Profiles + Lunch at LinkedIn

We will visit the LinkedIn community hub to attend a workshop to learn about creating a LinkedIn profile and receive expert support for our personal pages. 

September 29th CV reviews + Interview skills

We will concentrate on reviewing CVs and begin to learn about and work on interview skills.

October 6th Mock Interviews

On on final workshop as part of  the ‘Computers for Careers’ series, we will complete mock interviews. Participants will get to practise the skills developed throughout the series, and build confidence in this roleplay session

Have a query or a question? Please contact Daire, our programme coordinator at daire.power@ymca-ireland.net


Who is this programme for?
It’s aimed at young people (18-30 years old) who have left education early, those who want to re-train and acquire more skills and those who are struggling to find employment in Dublin.
What is the cost of this programme?
Réidh is free of charge.
What services does the Réidh programme provide?

Services provided are; Short-term accredited courses, Mentoring, Coaching, Interview preparation, CV & cover letter writing and review, Skill-based workshops, entry point to QQI courses and work experience / apprenticeships.

How long will this programme take to complete?
Depending on the type of service you choose, the programme will take anywhere from 7 months to 3 years. Depending on your own goals and expectations, you can complete short courses and a number of workshops or stay on for the full duration of the course. Phase 1 of the programme will commence at the end of October and complete at the end of May.
What does a typical day of learning look like?
You should be prepared to commit at least 15 hours a week of learning per week for those who opt for Level 3 and 4 QQI modules. A typical day of learning is 9AM till 4PM, various modules will require 2 full days of learning per week. Other courses will require 4 full days per week. Mentoring and Coaching will take place every second week for a period of 6 months. We also have CV preparation, interviewing skills and job application workshops that will take place once a month for 6 months. There are many learning options to choose from, you can discuss your suitability with the coordinator.
I am a person with very little English. Can I still apply?

Yes, we encourage people with limited English to apply. Your coordinator will advise you of the support available to you.

How can I apply for this programme?

To apply for this programme, please fill out the application form here and our coordinator will get in touch with you.

Who do I contact if I want more information?

If you require further information please contact our coordinator Daire at  daire.power@ymca-ireland.net