Work Experience : Jobs in Ireland

The Irish  Government “work placement program” is an initiative aimed at providing unemployed people with work experience .  Participants in the WPP  can retain their social welfare entitlements – but get no pay from the employers. It has not produced great results – and as at the start of  May 2010 just over one third […]
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New Zealand Working Holiday Visas for Irish Citizens

New Zealand is one of the most popular destinations for working holidays for Irish young people . If you between 18 and 30 and are thinking of going to New Zealand for a year you will need to apply for a work visa or permit under the  Working Holiday Scheme . If you want to […]
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Changes to FAS Work Placement Scheme

We wrote about the FAS Work Placement Scheme that was launched back in June 2009. Some changes to this scheme were announced recently – which will make it accessible to more people from December 1st 2009. For unemployed participants the following criteria have been amended: Recipients of most social welfare payments, including Job Seekers’ Allowance […]
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