National Guidance Forum October 2016

On 19th October 2016, Catherine Green, Josephine McGread and Shane Rooney attended the National Guidance Forum meeting which took place in The Clock Tower DE&S. This is a biannual meeting hosted by Jennifer McKenzie NCGE. The two guest speakers were: Julie McCafferty European Project Manager Ballymun Job Centre, and Natasha Kinsella Regional Skills Forum Manager […]

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Beyond Activation –Towards a Liberating Vision for Adult Guidance in an emerging Ireland

  The Adult Guidance and Counselling Department (Adult & Community Education), Maynooth University hosted a conference entitled Beyond Activation –Towards a Liberating Vision for Adult Guidance in an emerging Ireland, for adult guidance practitioners on 16 April, 2016.   Professor Hazel Reid (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) addressed the changing nature of employment and careers […]

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Job Announcements in April

There have been a number of job announcements over the last few weeks from Shire in Meath, the Defences Forces Nationwide, VMWare and Topaz. All of these are captured on the website http://www.merrionstreet.ie/en/allaboutjobs/ and the twitter account of #allaboutjobs. Perhaps this is attributing to rate of unemployment falling. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2016 […]

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ESB announces that applications to prestigious Apprenticeship Programme are now open

ESB have said that the majority of the apprenticeships this year will be electrical with a small number HGV mechanic apprenticeships.   Applications are open online from today, Friday March 18th and will close on Monday April 4th. Based in the ESB Networks Training Centre in Portlaoise, the electrical apprentices will complete four apprentice training levels totalling […]

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