Community Employment Scheme
What is Community Employment?
The Community Employment programme is a DSP Employment Programme which has been designed to assist people who are long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities.
During the placement, participants are encouraged to seek permanent or part-time jobs elsewhere based on the experience and new skills they have gained through the training and development opportunities they have achieved in their chosen career path while on a scheme.
Please refer to your local DSP office to check your eligibility to participate on CE. In general, you should be in receipt of a DSP payment in your own right for a period of no less than 12 months.
A little bit about us … if you like what you hear why not come and join us?
We have been running our Community Employment scheme since 1994 and have had a very successful rate of employment, we also have CE places in Fitness, Childcare, STEP, youth
On the job training: Training that is needed for you to carry out your day to day duties on the scheme.
Offsite training: Training that you wish to do or retraining which will help you gain employment in the future.
You will also be given the opportunity to avail of external work experience
Feedback from our CE participants:
“I started on my CE scheme on the 29th June 2015 in the YMCA in Aungier St. From the very start I felt at ease with everyone and enjoyed my role first as Ann’s PA and then later I went onto
“Doing a CE scheme in the YMCA has been great. Everyone has been helpful and friendly. I started off working in reception but when I decided to follow my passion and move into fitness they were nothing but supportive of me, and were happy for me to be part of the team.”