The Ballymun Job Centre (BJC) provides a wide range of support services to local job seekers. These support services form the majority of our work and includes one to one career guidance, access to training and education and job placement.
The Service provides a confidential setting where you can discuss and develop a career path with one of our guidance officers. The guidance officer through a series of one to one meetings, will discuss your options. They will identify your strengths and weaknesses and help you decide what your goals are and will support you in fulfilling them.
Local Area Employment Services
As a result of changes made by the Department of Social Protection (DSP), the Local Employment Service as previously managed by the Ballymun Job Centre (BJC), will now be replaced by a new employment service called, the Local Area Employment Service (LAES).
From September 1st, 2022, the Ballymun Job Centre will provide support to individuals of the Ballymun, Whitehall, Balbriggan and Swords area, as referred to us by the DSP under the new LAES service. In addition, and as of from the 31st of August, the Ballymun Jobs Club will no longer be in operation.
Under the new Local Area Employment Service, the BJC remains committed to its organisational mission, to raise the skills, education levels and labour market aspirations of individuals who access our services.
Our highly qualified guidance team have the range of skills and experience necessary to help you back on the path to employment and in developing your career.
The LAES provides the following supports/services to Job Seekers:
• Professional one to one support to assist with career progression
• Access to Job Seeking supports (Internet, phones, emails, printing and photocopying)
• Access to Job Vacancy listings and information
• Professional CV
• Assistance with job application forms & cover letters
• Assistance with Job Seeking Skills
• Interview coaching and mock interviews
• Assessment of current education, training and skills experience
• Information on/referral to training courses available (Back to Education; Apprenticeships)
• Access to financial supports for accredited training
• Information on / Referral to Community Employment Schemes (CE)
• Information on / Referral to Solas, CDETB Training courses
The service provides a confidential setting where you can discuss and develop a career path with one of our guidance officers. The guidance officer, through a series of one to one meetings, will discuss your options.
They will identify your strengths and weaknesses and help you decide what your goals are and will support you in fulfilling them. For further information available on our Career Guidance Service page.
• Anyone aged 16 years and over, (if you are under 18 yrs you will need parental consent)
• Unemployed, Job Changers, and anyone looking to up-skill
• Anyone looking for work, further education and training, or career guidance or high support
• Living within the local catchment area of Ballymun/Whitehall, Swords, Balbriggan and surrounding areas
Under the new Local Area Employment Service, (LAES) and for those who are customers of the DSP, we have listed two possible scenarios below.
- The DSP may refer you as one of their customers to an alternative service for support with your job seeking activities.
- The DSP may refer you as one of their customer back to the Ballymun Job Centre, for support with your job seeking activities.
The BJC is committed to providing a quality and professional service to all our clients and to maximising the employment, education, or training opportunities for all local people. Therefore, it may be possible to ‘self-refer’ to the Ballymun Job Centre.
A follow up appointment is then made with one of our Guidance Officers, who will provide ongoing one-to-one support to the client.
or you can drop in to the Ballymun Job Centre, to check your eligibilty for our services daily during the following times:
Monday to Thursday 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm and Friday 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm