Jobcare’s Work Programmes
Providing experience, upskilling, training and support for unemployed people with the goal of securing appropriate work

Community Employment

19.5 hours per week of on-the-job experience including vocational training and coaching.

Community Employment is funded by the DEASP.
Enquire with your local Intreo case officer re. eligibility.
Vacant CE positions at Jobcare are advertised on


Jobcare have CE positions in a variety of roles including but not limited to:

  • Reception
  • Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Kitchen
  • Cleaning
  • I.T Support
  • Payroll & Accounts

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Call 01-6773897

Since 2008, 125 people have participated in our Trasna programme.

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Returned to Prison


Trasna work programme

People with criminal convictions

Jobcare also provides Community Employment places for people with a criminal conviction or who have spent time in prison. Established in 2008, our award-winning “Trasna” work programme aims to help people gain valuable work experience and training towards a positive future for themselves and their families.

73 percent of 2018 work programme graduates now working

Why Work Programmes?

CE or Community Employment is a programme of work and training for people who have been out of work for a while. Jobcare’s CE programme gives participants the skills needed to get back into the workforce and break the cycle of being unemployed.

The barriers to stable employment can be many and common: loss of confidence from redundancy, mental illness, addiction, a criminal record, teenage pregnancy, generational unemployment at home, literacy gaps and other personal difficulties. Unaddressed, these issues can bring about a life of dependency, low self-esteem and the despair that accompanies long-term unemployment.

Jobcare provides a caring and supportive environment that encourages individuals to recognize these barriers and supports them as they take practical measures to bring about positive change for themselves and their families. At the same time we provide for our CE participants a structured framework within which they can learn the disciplines and satisfaction of work.

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Work programme graduates said:

“I know Jobcare helps people overcome their barriers to work and provides training and support to secure appropriate work. And Jobcare has certainly done that for me. But, for me, Jobcare gives people three things- you all bring hope, you give people much-needed courage, and you give us shelter from the storm at a time when we really need it.”

“I want to put on record my deep appreciation for everything I received in Jobcare. I knew I wasn’t finished with paid employment but trying to persuade prospective employers of my value had proved difficult. Jobcare gave me the confidence that I could still add value somewhere.” 

“Since I started in Jobcare until now I have had a roller coaster of a journey. I have learned and grown so much. I thank each and every one of you for teaching and inspiring me. I am now moving on to write my next chapter. I’m excited about the future while I continue to be excited about all the things Jobcare will continue to accomplish here with all the hard work of all the great staff who work here! It has been an absolute honour!”