Under Business in the Community Ireland’s Business Action on Employment, we have EPIC (Employment for People from Immigrant Communities), our employment programme which works with immigrants and refugees to help them integrate into Irish society.
We work in partnership with businesses to provide specialised supports. Immigrants and refugees looking for employment and education recognise the lack of Irish work experience, interview preparation and the understanding of the Irish standards when preparing CV and Cover letter as strong obstacles to succeed in their applications.
EPIC is an initiative that to date has impacted the lives of over 3,000 people from 101 nationalities. 68% of our clients have found jobs or entered training or are volunteering. The programme is part supported by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.
Under our Business Action on Employment we also run Ready for Work, our employment programme that provides work experience, training and guidance to people with high barriers to employment. Further information on Ready for Work is here. Applications to Ready for Work are by referral only – please contact us for advice / information if necessary.
Watch the video to learn about how EPIC supports immigrants and refugees by increasing their job readiness and helping them to settle in Ireland.
EPIC increases the job seeking skills of immigrants and refugees using a needs assessment and a client centred approach. It provides pre-employment training, One-to-One support and opportunities for work experience.
Please fill in the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively, you can drop it into our offices – 3rd Floor Phibsborough Tower Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7. Paper copies of the application form are also available at our offices.
Duration: 6 weeks. It runs Monday to Friday -first 3 weeks 10am to 1pm, last 3 weeks 2 to 4:30pm-
|Start date||End date|
|Group 1:||January 15||February 23|
|Group 2:||January 5||March 16|
|Group 3:||February 26||April 13|
|Group 4:||March 20||May 4|
|Group 5:||April 16||May 25|
|Group 6:||May 8||June 15|
|Group 7:||May 28||July 6|
|Group 8:||June 18||July 27|
|Group 9:||July 9||August 31|
|Group 10:||August 13||September 21|
|Group 11:||September 3||October 12|
|Group 12:||September 24||November 2|
|Group 13:||October 15||November 23|
|Group 14:||November 5||December 14|
As part of the service package Career Counsellors with expertise and wide experience in career advice and job placement, provide one-to-one support sessions on the various steps required in seeking new employment or education.
Supports include CV and interview preparation, psychometric testing, coaching for interviews as well as working with the participant to source and secure further education or employment.
Participants must first meet three essential criteria in order to be eligible
Caitríona Mac Aonghusa
Employment Programme Coordinator
(01) 874 3840
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