BUSINESS ACTION ON EMPLOYMENT – Celebrating diversity in the workforce

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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Through our Business Action on Employment programmes, we work with business and government to help marginalised people get into employment. On September 28th, our latest participants will graduate and our guest of honour will be David Stanton T.D, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality.

Chaired by Dil Wickremasinghe, our business panel will feature a panel of top business leaders discussing diversity, Anne Heraty, CEO Cpl, Shay Walsh, MD BT , Leslee O’Loughlin and Group HR Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Wednesday September 28th

10.30am – 12.15pm

Bank of Ireland, 2 College Green, Dublin 2 (House of Lords Room)

Through our Business Action on Employment programmes, we work with business and government to help marginalized people get into employment.

One of these programmes is called EPIC and stands for Employment for People from Immigrant Communities. EPIC is unique by offering business support to participants as well as one to one guidance. These supports range from mock interviews and IT skills to workshops on entrepreneurship and much more.The EPIC programme has proved incredibly successful and to date has worked with people from over 100 countries and helped over 1,700 get back  into employment or work-related training.

On September 28th, our latest participants of the EPIC programme will graduate and our special guest of honour will be David Stanton T.D, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality. Minister Stanton has special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration.

During the event, attendees will hear from participants on the challenges they face when seeking employment and why working is so essential to helping them integrate into society in Ireland. Crucially attendees will also hear from three business leaders on why they are engaged in the EPIC programme, how it benefits their own employees and why a diverse workforce is necessary for the growth of any company. Our business panel will feature:

  • Anne Heraty, Chief Executive Officer, Cpl Resources plc
  • Shay Walsh,  Managing Director, BT Ireland
  • Leslee O’Loughlin, Group Human Resource Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

 

If you are interested in the EPIC Programme, please contact Caitriona Mac Aonghusa on cmacaonghusa@bitc.ie