Friday, 28 July, 2017

What Next : What is Second Chance & Further Education?

What Next : Upskilling and Training

Work Experience - TÚS, Work Placement and Jobbridge


TÚS Community Work Place Initiative

Tús aims to provide short-term, quality work for those who are unemployed and to provide services that are of benefit to the community. The type of projects carried out include: Energy conservation work, social care, coaching sporting activities and many more.

Who can participate?

Participants will, in the first instance, be identified by the Department of Social Protection by applying the following criteria:

  • A person must be fully unemployed and in receipt of a jobseeker's payment for at least 12 months

Visit the Department of Social Protection website to find out more information:

The Work Placement Programme

The WPP provides a nine month unpaid placement for recent graduates and people who are unemployed. Placements are full time and you do not have to be in receipt of a social welfare payment to qualify. Alternatively, if you are on a social welfare payment for at least three months, you may be able to keep your payment but you must get approval from the Department of Social Protection first. For a work placement, contact your local Employment Services/Intreo office. 

JobBridge - National Internship Scheme

JobBridge, the National Internship Scheme (NIS) is a Government initiative, designed to offer jobseekers, who are on the Live Register and have been in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/Benefit or signing on for credits for at least 3 months, the opportunity to enhance their current skills and develop new ones.

  • Duration of individual internship positions will be a 6 month or a 9 month placement
  • If you take up an internship you will keep their social welfare payment and will get an extra €50 per week

For more information visit:


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