Construction Recruitment and Training

INFORMATION FOR JOBSEEKERS

Recruitment Events

  • 15 March 2022
  • European Job Day including construction opportunities in Ireland
  • Please find more information here

 

  • 7 April 2022
  • Construction Job Fair
  • Fairways Hotel, Dundalk

 

  • 19 May 2022
  • Construction Job Fair
  • Shamrock Rovers Stadium, Tallaght

Apprenticeships - Jobseekers

Interested in exploring an Apprenticeship? Find out more at apprenticeship.ie.

Apprenticeship is a structured education and training programme which blends on-the-job employer-based training with off-the-job education. It combines learning in the workplace with learning in an education or training centre.

After you complete the apprenticeship, you will become recognised as a craftsperson or professional. Apprenticeships are being developed across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Construction Training

Find a Construction FET course that is right for you at Fetchcourses.ie.

Would you like to speak to someone about your local options? Contact your local Education and Training Board to speak to someone about options available locally to you.

CV and Interview Skills

FInd out how to create your CV and prepare for interview on our Tips and Advice page.

Women in Construction

Have you considered Construction as a career?

Lets hear from some women already working in this sector:

Meet Patricia, who is one of Ireland's most renowned Quantity Surveyors.

Meet Milena, in her first year of her Carpentry Apprenticeship.

Meet Jordan and Lynice on their apprenticeship with Dublin City Council.

Meet Jade, an electrical apprentice

Meet Michelle, Consulting Engineer with GDCL Engineers

Coming to Ireland to Work

Living and Working Conditions in Ireland

Moving abroad can be a great experience, offering people the chance to sample the cultural, social and economic way of life of another country. Ireland is a popular destination for mobile European jobseekers and many have taken advantage of their right to live and work in Ireland. However to make the most of your experience it is very important to obtain information on jobs, living and working conditions, employment rights and the current economic situation before you go. Please click here for more information.

EURES

EURES offer expert advice and assistance on recruiting from European countries, Norway and Iceland  for specialised or hard-to-fill vacancies. Find more information at EURES for Employers

Employers can also register on the EURES Portal to access a database of CVs of European Jobseekers to help fill their vacancies.

Work Permits

In order to work in Ireland a non-EEA National, unless they are exempted, must hold a valid Employment Permit. The Employment Permits Section of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment administers the Employment Permits system.

Intreo Supports for Jobseekers

If you are on a jobseekers payment and require training to take up employment in the construction industry, your local Intreo service can assist you. To find out more visit the Intreo website or contact your local Intreo centre.

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

Recruitment Supports

If you are currently recruiting, why not advertise your vacancy on JobsIreland.ie

You can register for the service on the Employer Registration page.

Work Placement Experience Programme

Interested in hosting a jobseeker on a 6 month work experience placement?

Find out more information here.

JobsPlus

The JobsPlus scheme gives you a financial incentive to employ someone who is unemployed.

 If you employ someone who has been unemployed you may get a tax-free incentive of either €7,500 or €10,000 from the JobsPlus scheme. The money is paid monthly in arrears over a two-year period directly into your company’s bank account. Applicants must meet the JobsPlus requirements such as working at least 30 hours a week. You can submit an online application.

  • Jobseekers under 30 years of age may be eligible if unemployed for 4 months in the past 6 months.
  • Jobseekers over 30 years of age may be eligible if unemployed for 12 months in the past 18 months.

 Note: Time spent on the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) and Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP) counts towards JobsPlus participant eligibility.

Employer Supports for Employees with disabilities

There are a number of supports available for Employers who hire or retain a member of staff with a disability.

Find out about the Wage Subsidy Scheme and Reasonable Accomodation Fund on the Gov.ie website.

Training Courses – Education and Training Boards (ETBs)

Places on training courses in Education and Training Boards are open to everyone. You can view a wide range of courses from your local ETB and choose the course that best meets your needs.

If you are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance and you are accepted on an approved training course, you will receive a training allowance from the ETB while you are on the course.

ETBs run a range of upskilling programmes for employees in the construction sector under initiatives such as Skills to Advance.

For more information on other upskilling opportunities, visit fetchcourses.ie.

JobsIreland

  Access a wide range of information and supports for jobseekers. Search for current vacancies and register with JobsIreland.ie, the Department of Social Protection's recruitment website.

Apprenticeships - Employers

Have you considered taking on an Apprentice? Find more information at apprenticeship.ie.

Construction Contact Details

You can contact us at futurebuilding@welfare.ie for more information.

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