Skillnet Ireland is a business support agency of the Government of Ireland.
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.
Helping businesses of all
sizes identify and develop the
skills they need to succeed
Helping businesses of all sizes identify and develop the skills they need to succeed
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.
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
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.
Skillnet Ireland Business Networks
Our 72 networks are supporting businesses across every sector and region with relevant, subsidised upskilling solutions. Discover the network, or networks, that are right for your company today.
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.
Help your team develop new and relevant skills for today’s world of work.
Boost your business with the experience, insights and fresh perspectives a mentor can offer.
Build vital management skills, competencies and knowledge needed to help your business thrive.
Discover how we're designing the programmes needed today to deliver the skills of tomorrow.
Strategic Talent Planning
Examine the talent your business needs to compete now, and create a plan for the future.
Uncover unique insights into the opportunities, challenges and changes facing businesses today.
we work with
Collaborating with 57 industry bodies ensures we address the current and future needs of Irish business, and enables us to provide a diverse range of business-focused supports. Partners include:
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
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
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
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through talent development today.
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