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Short Course - Revitalise


New Programme ImageIntroducing a new programme, funded by Taste4Success Skillnet and delivered by the Food Industry Training Unit in UCC. Revitalise has been developed to support mature professionals, whose careers have been affected by job loss or job changes, and who wish to revitalise their careers.

Revitalise is brought to you by the Award Winning Rejuvenate team.

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Who should attend?

Mature professionals in the food and related disciplines who want to refresh their careers skills including CVs, LinkedIn, cover letters, confidence, job interviews and much more.

Programme outline

The course will take place online as a webinar hosted by UCC’s FoodlineUCC platform, each Thursday and Friday in March and April from 12:30 to 14:00.



Thursday 2nd March 

Introduction, Continuous Development, Change 

Friday 3rd March 

Professional Identity – values, purpose etc 

Thursday 9th March 

Skills Audits, Training Needs Analysis 

Friday 10th March 

CVs, Cover letters 

Thursday 16th march 

The modern-day job market-jobs boards, recruitment agencies, remote working opportunities, digital platforms 

St Patricks Day

No webinar today 

Thursday 23rd March 

LinkedIn, Digital presence 

Friday 24th March 


Thursday 30th March 

Exploring alternative careers 

Friday 31st March 

(re)building confidence 

Thursday 6th April 

Job interviews 



Lorraine Shine

Lorraine Shine is a Career & Executive Coach and a Corporate Trainer. She is MD of Career And Interview Success. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, HR & German. She qualified as an Executive Coach in 2009 and has a Level 6 QQI Train the Trainer qualification. She previously worked in the recruitment industry for 18 years.

Lorraine provides training support to the Rejuvenate programme run by UCC and Taste4Success Skillnet which supports professional women who have taken a career break in returning to the workforce. 


Joanne Uí Chrualaoich

Joanne is passionate about talent realisation and development. Over 15 years of experience in evidence-based human capital planning, transversal skills development, and training leadership for high-potential professionals within and beyond the Food Sector. Award-winning and recognised both nationally and internationally for organisational, team and individual level excellence in learning and development and learning management for non-traditional learners, including work-based, life-long and life-lasting education. Skilled in talent programme development and customer relationship management in the higher education and food sectors. Additional experience in programme management and evidence-based analytics and strategy for education.

Dr Joanne Uí Chrualaoich

She has extensive interests in the impact of training in the workplace and workplace skills competency models. She has over 15 years’ experience training young professionals in the Agri food sector. 

Joanne currently delivers courses on  

  • Leadership in the agri-food and marine sectors
  • EDI, bias and discrimination
  • Career development
  • Communication and Storytelling for a range of publics
  • Professional effectiveness and performance management
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Mentoring in the agri-food and marine sector.

She recently ran across the Ica desert (Peru) and has previously completed the world's toughest footrace (Marathon des Sables). She is a qualified coach, referee, and technical delegate. She is a trustee (board member) Dyslexia Association of Ireland.

Fees and Registration

Taste4Success Skillnet logo The programme is fully funded by Taste4Success Skillnet. Participants who attend at least eight of the ten webinars will be sent a certificate of completion.


Registration and further information

Please register at this link

To express your interest in this programme, please email Joanne at

Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork