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We could all do with some support and practical advice when faced with the challenges of finding a job or starting a business.

The Connect Programme is designed in a way that let's you access the support you need, as and when you need it.


This open access approach gives you the freedom and flexibility to access as little or as much of the programme activities as you wish, and fits around your committments.

Get access to 1-2-1 support, workshops and training, and valuable information to help you explore your career options. 

This support is completely FREE and is specifically designed to help women in Northern Ireland succeed in their new career, whether it is to start a business or find a new job.

Getting started is Easy - once you fill in the quick form you will have instant access to all areas of our website and book as many of the 1-2-1 sessions or workshops as you need.  

A member of the Connect Team will be in touch to ensure you receive the best support for your needs.

Programme Benefits Include:

  • Online Resources

  • Masterclasses

  • Training

  • 1-2-1 Mentoring Sessions

  • Business Visits

  • Careers Advice

  • Start a Business Advice

So what are you waiting for? Decide your pathway to success, start a business or find a job.  Make it Happen!


*Terms and Conditions* - New Participants Only. You must be a female from Northern Ireland and not working, unemployed or working/ studying less than 16 Hour per week to register.  Vouchers are limited to 200 people and are only available to women who register in the month of October. Please quote 'January Offer' to claim your gift card.

Please note: only those who are currently working fewer than 16 hours per week are eligible for programme activities.

Please feel free to contact the team at any time.  You can email or call Kerry or Kate on 028 9521 6015.

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The Connect Programme
2nd Floor, Millennium House, 17-25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AQ
Tel: 0845 607 6041