FAQ's Answer:

Community Employment is an employment programme which helps long-term unemployed people to re-enter the active workforce by breaking the experience of unemployment through a return to work routine. The programme assists participants to enhance & develop both technical and personal skills which can then be used in the workplace.


To apply for a Community Employment Scheme, you need to take note of the CES vacancy number from the advert and go to your local DEASP Employment/Intreo Office. The DEASP officer will check your eligibility before placing your name on a submissions list. This will be passed on to the CE Supervisor who should contact you in due course.


The criteria for participating on the Community Employment programme are based on age and length of time in receipt of various welfare payments. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must also be in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.


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