Summary of Work

Participant companies have pledged to support the creation of inclusive pathways to employment by offering a variety of employability interventions. Some of the interventions thus far include:

  • An Ireland wide online employability platform which provides free, interactive online training to provide those aged 15-24 the skills and confidence to own their career development.
  • An internship programme that harnesses the special characteristics and talents of people with autism, and uses these unique talents as a competitive advantage, helping people with autism secure meaningful employment.
  • An employment programme working with young people aged from 18-25 coming a foster care background to help them gain employment, and then provide the candidates with the support and practical advice that they need in order to be successful in their roles once they have gained employment.
  • A programme that works with people from immigrant or refugee backgrounds and features pre-employment training, one to one guidance and opportunities for work experience.
  • A programme that supports refugees to understand, appreciate and integrate successfully into Irish society and to facilitate language acquisition.  
  • The establishment of a fund that provides grants to community groups, charities, and NGOs for new projects that support and inspire young people – helping to bridge the divide between education and the workplace.
  • The establishment of a fund that provides grants to community groups, charities, and NGOs for new projects that support and inspire young people – helping to bridge the divide between education and the workplace.
  • An academy that provides training and mentoring for the unemployed in all aspects of hospitality giving participants job opportunities as well as confidence and pride to grow through the business.
  • Partnering with an employability service to assist people who have a range of disabilities and/or impairments, to obtain employment.
  • A programme targeted toward refugees and asylum seekers that provides an eight week training in hospitality skills, followed by a four week place work placement in a pub, hotel or restaurant.  
  • Engagement programmes targeted toward primary schools, 2nd level schools and community organisations.
  • Development of access entry routes for school leavers and adults from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and for people with disabilities.