Exploring Employment

Exploring Employment is an innovative intermediate labour market project designed to support individuals in their journey towards sustainable employment. Our comprehensive program combines essential skills training with practical work experience to provide participants with a robust foundation for long-term career success.


2 Weeks of Intensive Training: The journey begins with two weeks of targeted training, focusing on key areas such as job readiness, communication skills, teamwork, and industry-specific knowledge. Our experienced trainers deliver engaging and interactive sessions to ensure participants are well-prepared for their upcoming placements.

10 Weeks of Paid Work Placement: Following the training period, participants transition into a 10-week paid work placement with a reputable employer. During this time, they will apply their newly acquired skills in a real-world setting, gaining valuable experience and building professional networks. All placements are paid at the National Living Wage (NLW), ensuring fair compensation for their efforts.

Benefits of the Program:

Enhanced Employability: Participants develop practical skills and gain work experience that significantly improve their employability prospects.

Financial Stability: The paid placement provides financial support, allowing participants to focus on their professional growth without economic stress.

Professional Networking: Working with established employers enables participants to build connections that can lead to future employment opportunities.

Personal Growth: The combination of training and work experience fosters increased confidence, self-esteem, and a clearer understanding of career goals.


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We endeavour to make this programme as flexible as we can to make sure that those engaging with the programme have the best possible experience. This project is more than just a paid placement, there is so much more support we can offer and deliver on - Rhea McGowan, Project Coordinator


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