Work placements can be seen by many businesses as a challenge – too difficult to administer, too hard to find valuable tasks and just too time consuming for a busy business.
So why then do leading companies develop work placement programmes and how do they gain valuable skills and engaged staff as a result?
Business in the Community Ireland is organising a breakfast seminar – ‘Tapping the Value – the benefits that can be realised from engaging in, and supporting work placements in your organisation’ on 2nd April.
The seminar, hosted by Accenture, is aimed at HR practitioners and will discuss how facilitating work placements can benefit not only the participant, but also your organisation, and ultimately the Irish economy.
Following the welcome by Mark Ryan, Country Managing Director Accenture Ireland, you will hear from Tina Roche CEO of Business in the Community about tapping the value. A work placement participant, Laura Florean will talk about her experience with Mercury Engineering.
You will also gain valuable insights through an interactive panel discussion featuring representatives from business including Michael Crothers, Managing Director Shell E&P (Ireland) Ltd and non-profit organisations in employability, Business in the Community and the Irish Association for Supported Employment (IASE).
The panel will discuss their journeys and how they overcame the perceived barriers to work placements.
When: 2nd April
Registration will begin at 8.00am with an 8.15am start. Finish is at 9.20am.
To register your place, please RSVP by 28th March to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Venue: Accenture, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2