Réidh is a skills-acquisition and employment programme, developed by YMCA Dublin in response to the needs evident in the communities we serve. It is for young people aged 18-30 who are unemployed, underemployed, have left school early, or seek guidance and skills growth for their career path. 

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

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. 

Participants can join at any of the three stages based on their individual needs. This allows us to serve a wide variety of needs, as each participant’s journey will be different.

Réidh currently offers services in the areas marked in green.

Réidh has partnered with organisations and training providers in Dublin 1, 2, 4, 6W, 8, 9, and 12, ensuring that young people from across Dublin are able to access relevant services for them, in their own local spaces. 


As we grow in line with our strategic plan, we will expand and reach more areas.

Want to apply? Fill out this application form and our programme coordinator will contact you about your next steps.

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