Discover how we can help you develop the talent your business needs for the future.

Press play on video to learn why talent matters to your business

Talent Matters:
Your business thrives through talent

Anticipating and navigating change is challenging. We can help you build the right response for your business.

Talent is harder than ever to source, secure and retain, but as market conditions and global trends continually change the playing field, investing in talent development can be a key source of competitive advantage. Having the right talent strategy will enable your company to weather short term shocks and prepare for long term challenges.

Learn more about how we can support your business to develop your talent strategy.

A business support agency of the Government of Ireland, Skillnet Ireland has successfully partnered with industry bodies and businesses for more than 20 years to create upskilling programmes that are responsive to business needs. We're experts at designing high-impact talent solutions.

Through our 72 Skillnet Business Networks, we offer a wide range of subsidised upskilling solutions to help you build the skills and capabilities your business needs to thrive.

To deliver the best results, we do things differently

We work with businesses to solve their current and future talent challenges


The business environment is constantly changing. We support businesses in solving their talent challenges, whether that’s a particular skills demand or navigating changing business conditions such as increased automation or entering new markets.

We develop Ireland’s businesses for long term success


Our Skillnet Business Networks are constantly evaluating the business landscape of their sector or region, and are experts at developing customised upskilling solutions to meet business needs.

We drive
business innovation


From product development to operational excellence, innovation keeps businesses thriving and competitive. We support companies in understanding what innovation means for them and in bringing it to life in their businesses.

We build strategic
partnerships


The best outcomes are built on collaboration. We bring stakeholders from industry, Government and higher education together to craft the right solutions.


Targeted talent solutions
designed for business, by business

Helping businesses succeed is at the heart of what we do. From designing bespoke programmes to commissioning research, each year we invest over €70 million to support 22,000 companies.

Whether your business is big or small, by engaging with our 72 Skillnet Business Networks and our dedicated talent development initiatives you’ll find business support and upskilling solutions to help you navigate the present and plan for the future.

Making it easier for businesses to do business.


Delivering everything
your business needs
to build talent

At Skillnet Ireland, the businesses we work with are as varied as the supports we offer – which is why we believe there’s no single path to developing the right talent. Through our Skillnet Business Networks and initiatives, we offer access to a wide variety of learning and development opportunities.

icon to represent specialist upskilling with Skillnet Ireland

Specialist Upskilling


Help your team develop new and relevant skills for today’s world of work.

icon to represent business mentoring with Skillnet Ireland

Business Mentoring


Boost your business with the experience, insights and fresh perspectives a mentor can offer.

icon to represent management development with Skillnet Ireland

Management Development


Build vital management skills, competencies and knowledge needed to help your business thrive.

icon to represent programme design with Skillnet Ireland

Programme Design


Discover how we're designing the programmes needed today to deliver the skills of tomorrow.

icon to represent strategic talent planning with Skillnet Ireland

Strategic Talent Planning


Examine the talent your business needs to compete now, and create a plan for the future.

icon to represent industry insights with Skillnet Ireland

Industry Insights


Uncover unique insights into the opportunities, challenges and changes facing businesses today.


Industry partners
we work with

We partner with 57 trade and industry associations to ensure our approach is focused on the current and future needs of Irish business. Built on collaboration, this approach enables us to provide a diverse range of business-focused supports. Our partners include:

Itag company logo Financial services ireland ibec company logo It at cork company logo Irish medtech association ibec company logo Wind energy ireland company logo
ICBE company logo MIDAS ireland company logo CPA ireland company logo ISME company logo SFA company logo
Retail ireland ibec company logo Cork chamber company logo Institute of designers of ireland company logo Technology ireland ibec company logo Irish farmers association company logo
Itag company logo
Financial services ireland ibec company logo
It at cork company logo
Irish medtech association ibec company logo
Wind energy ireland company logo
ICBE company logo
MIDAS ireland company logo
CPA ireland company logo
ISME company logo
SFA company logo
Retail ireland ibec company logo
Cork chamber company logo
Institute of designers of ireland company logo
Technology ireland ibec company logo
Irish farmers association company logo

Helping businesses in Ireland to be the
best they can be, through innovative and
enterprise-driven people development.

Crafting targeted solutions
to meet real business needs.

At Skillnet Ireland, we’re focused on helping businesses tackle what really matters. From rapid digitalisation and the increasing impact of climate action, to strengthening SME leadership and nurturing the FDI talent pool, our Skillnet Business Networks and dedicated initiatives are delivering the skills solutions companies need to compete and grow.

Think Digital. Think Talent.

For businesses today, embracing technology is a need rather than a choice. Whether you’re developing tech skills for your team, taking your business online or embracing the latest automation technology, our Skillnet Business Networks can support you on your digital journey.

DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS

DISCOVER MENTORSWORK
worker developing skills while wearing VR headset

Think Climate. Think Talent.

Described as “the greatest economic transformation in our lifetime,” climate change will impact every business. Through our dedicated Climate Ready programme and Skillnet Business Networks, we’re helping businesses to understand how climate action will impact them and the practical steps to prepare.

BECOME CLIMATE READY

GREEN ECONOMY NETWORKS
workers taking part in training and development for the green economy

Think Innovation. Think Talent.

Competing globally demands unique skills. We support multinational companies in Ireland in understanding the changing skills landscape and creating bespoke strategic talent plans – helping them to innovate, grow and achieve their business goals.

DISCOVER INNOVATION EXCHANGE

DISCOVER OUR IMPACT
colleagues discussing training and development opportunities for global growth

Think Leadership. Think Talent.

Effective leadership is vital for a business. Our Skillnet Business Networks and our dedicated MentorsWork programme offer bespoke support to help you understand and develop the leadership capabilities you need.

DISCOVER MENTORSWORK

DISCOVER OUR NETWORKS
business leader running a team meeting to discuss talent development

Think Talent.
Take Action.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
cover of the Skillnet Ireland talent development brochure

Stay connected
with kinetic

Receive regular news and insights from the world of talent development straight to your inbox.

By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the use of my personal data in accordance with Skillnet Ireland Privacy Policy.