Defence Forces Skills for Life Project

DEASP in conjunction with the Defence Forces and KWETB present a special employment support programme for 30 participants over a 10 week period from early October 2018 – mid December 2018 in Kildare.
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Defence Forces Skills for Life Project

 

DEASP in conjunction with the Defence Forces and KWETB present a special employment support programme for 30 participants over a 10 week period from early October 2018 – mid December 2018 in Kildare.

 

Target Group:                Jobseekers between the ages of 18 and 24 who need additional skills and a reference to help them enter the world of work or to pursue further education

Location:               Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare

This is a residential course, with participants based on site at the Curragh Camp for 10 weeks. The first 2 weeks are fully residential including the first weekend and the remaining 8 weeks are residential from Monday – Friday only. Accommodation, travel and catering costs will be incurred by the Defence Forces.

 

  • Garda vetting and army clearance will be required to participate
  • Medical Card is also required to participate
  • ETB training allowance of €160 per week is payable

 

Application Details:

Briefing sessions/recruitment events are currently being scheduled in a number of locations in Kildare and beyond for the last week in June and the first week in July for this project.

Eligible jobseekers should register their interest in the briefing sessions by sending an email to curraghess@welfare.ie  as soon as possible but no later than 5pm Friday 22nd June 2018 and a letter of invitation to a briefing session will then be issued.

 

You can also click on the following Defence Forces ESS YouTube Video for more insight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXPDg61eq2U

 

How Will Taking Part Help Me?

 

  • Enhanced social and team work skills
  • An increased sense of self-confidence, self discipline, self-motivation and self-worth
  • Practical skills and qualifications which will enhance employment and further education opportunities
  • Increased levels of physical fitness and motivation
  • Increased confidence when communicating with employers

 

 

Awards Received on completion of course:  HACCP, Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Basic First Aid Certificate, IT such as ECDL and a Certificate of Participation including a reference.

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