The Ballymun Job Centre with the support of JP Morgan has developed an exciting and innovative IT Work Experience Enterprise(WEE) project to provide individuals from disadvantaged communities in Dublin the opportunity to gain hands on experience in a simulated IT work environment.
Many young people face a labour market dilemma, they cannot get a job without work experience and they cannot get work experience because they do not have a job.
The Project will provide participants with a unique opportunity to envision themselves working in an IT related company. The participants will participate in the WEE simulated work environment for up to four months. In addition to working on an IT project, the participants will undertake modules to enhance their soft and hard skills. The WEE project will afford participants the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and interests while fostering and developing the pathway to a career in the IT sector.
If you have any clients that would be interested in gaining valuable work experience and enhancing their soft skills in the world of work please do not hesitate to contact me. The work experience programme will take place in DCU Talent Garden.
Participant entry requirements:
Participants need a good level of IT skill
Participants need to be motivated
Must have a genuine interest in gaining some valuable work experience in the IT sector.
Furthermore, participants will maintain the Social Welfare payment while on the programme if they meet the below eligibility.
- Jobseekers, unemployed for 6 months or more in receipt of JA/JB/JBSE,
- with time spent on CE, SWA, SWA, RSS, TUS and PUP counting towards that eligibility but they must transfer to an eligible payment first
- OFP, JST, DA and Blind Person are also permitted – no minimum period required.
The Work Experience Enterprise will start in January 2022 and is open for application NOW.