www.JobBridge.ie with national internship scheme & eligibility form

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JobBridge is an internship scheme that was announced on June 29, 2011 in Dublin. The ultimate goal of JobBridge is to provide internships that take place at host organizations for periods of 6 to 9 months, in order to allow people to gain work experience or update their work skills. This should greatly aid people that are new to the job market after recently obtaining education, and should also help those that have been out of the job market for a period of time to re-train for new jobs. JobBridge will help them to learn the skills they will need to remain connected to, and vital in the job market. Jobbridge.ie is a valuable resource for learning about this program.

In today's global economy, a program like this can be very valuable; allowing those currently receiving unemployment benefits to either learn new skills, or improve on skills that they already have. Any country would need to have workers of very high caliber and trained in technological areas if they hope to attract companies to open businesses in their country, and so they can remain globally competitive. Information about these internships can be found on www.jobbridge.ie as well as application information for those seeking applications. Applications are being accepted from July 1, 2011 until June 30, 2013.

The internship week ranges from 30 to 40 hours per week, and will be for a period of either 6 or 9 months. Ideally, there would be a mentor to manage the intern's work experience, and there would be goals set in hopes of achievement by the end of their internship placement. This would allow interns to try the job to see if it is where their interest lies, and would also help them to either develop or renew practical work skills. This is seen as a proactive step on the part of the government of Ireland to help to curb the jobs crisis.


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