Financial Wellbeing

Career Spotlight – Accountancy & Finance

Working in the accountancy, accounts, and financial sector requires a range of skills to succeed. Here’s a short description of the key skills needed: These skills are often sought after in various roles within the accountancy, accounts, and financial sector, including accountants, financial analysts, auditors, tax professionals, and financial advisors, among others. The average accountant […]

Self Employment & Tax

Following our last episode on How to Become an Entrepreneur, in this episode we look at the practical realities of being self-employed. Passion is undeniably important when starting a business, but it’s just the beginning. Success requires careful planning, adaptability, and the right supports & network in place. In Episode 11 of our podcast, we […]

Building Financial Foundations

We’re going back to financial basics today on the Back to Work Connect Podcast, where we spoke with Niamh De Búrca, founder & CEO of SproutPlans, to cover the foundations of successful financial management and resilience. Whether you consider yourself financially savvy or are just starting out, this episode is for anyone who wants to […]

How to Become an Entrepreneur with Dr. Lollie Mancey

Intrigued by the idea of becoming your own boss? Becoming an entrepreneur is a fantastic option for Returners who bring a wealth of life experience and skills to the table. In Episode 10 of our podcast, we spoke with Dr Lollie Mancey, Serial Entrepreneur & Programme Director at UCD Innovation Academy , to discuss what […]

Pensions Made Easy: Your Roadmap to a Stress-Free Retirement

Planning for your future and ensuring a secure retirement may seem like a daunting task, but fear not! In this informative piece, we will guide you through the ins and outs of pensions in Ireland, helping you make informed decisions and take control of your financial wellbeing. From understanding the different pension options available to […]


Experiencing redundancy can be tough, both emotionally and financially. But it’s important to remember that you do not need to navigate the journey alone ♥️ In Episode 12 of our podcast, we spoke with Niamh De Búrca, founder & CEO of SproutPlans, to discuss redundancy and the financial consequences of losing your job. We cover […]

Interested in building a career in the life sciences sector?

It might surprise you to learn that nine out of ten of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies are established in Ireland. Why is this? Well, pharma companies enjoy the benefits of an English-speaking population, a friendly business environment and a favourable tax environment, and a well-educated workforce. In this Career Spotlight on pharma and medtech we are […]


Hello and welcome to the Back To Work Connect The Podcast. I’m Gina Oglesby, CEO of Back To Work Connect, an education and employment career hub designed to get Returners and career changers back to work. In each episode we will discuss topics that are important to you including financial wellbeing, mental health and the […]

Money & Relationship

Money matters can be tricky to navigate in any relationship, but achieving financial independence can bring a sense of freedom and empowerment that’s hard to beat. In Episode 8 of our podcast, we spoke with Niamh De Burca, founder & CEO of SproutPlans, to discuss the often emotive, avoided & misunderstood topic of Money & […]

Smart Money Moves: 5 Practical Tips for Managing Household Cashflow

Ireland’s cost of living crisis is an issue affecting many households across the country. The high cost of housing, childcare, and other essential expenses has strained many families’ budgets, making it more important than ever to reduce costs wherever possible. Managing your household cashflow can be challenging, especially when unexpected expenses arise. However, by making […]

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