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Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.
Headfort headmaster: I was wrong to look for JobBridge interns
I mistakenly thought the scheme was a way to broaden our horizons, to go beyond the past pupil pool.
Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads
The headmaster said he was not attempting to fill vacancies and was not as familiar with the debates around the scheme as he should have been.
‘Taking an unpaid position is a choice, but it’s certainly not an easy one’
I’m about to embark on an unpaid internship in the hopes that it will give me an edge in a competitive industry – but saying goodbye to a weekly paycheque isn’t easy.
Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'
Not everyone is happy about the situation.
Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin
One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.
10 trials and tribulations of being an intern
It’s nothing like The Devil Wears Prada.
The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why
The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.
'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits'
Almost four years on from the launch of the internship scheme, we’ve been asking participants about their experiences…
Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge ... with some American inspiration
The party thinks too many employers abuse the current system.
Hold on to your hats - a new incarnation of JobBridge is on the way
Two new schemes aimed at 18-25 year olds have just been launched
Image magazine comes in for harsh criticism for unpaid PA internship
Duties include being the PA to the managing director, as well as front of house for clients. Paid Internship
We’re hiring for a paid internship position.
Opinion: 'I'm not experienced enough to do an unpaid internship'
I need an internship to get job experience but, apparently, I need more experience to get even an unpaid internship. What can you do?
Column: I've entered the Church of Burton ... Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern
After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.
Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security
The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.
12 Years of Job Bridge nails the experience of every intern ever
“From acclaimed minister, Joan Burton T.D.”
Sligo has the highest rate of people on JobBridge right now
0.35 per cent of the population within the age limits for the scheme are currently taking part.
Under-25s who fail to accept some JobBridge internships could face dole cut
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has said that her department reserves the right to impose sanctions on welfare payments.
These interns made some terrible mistakes
From interns who embarrassed their boss to interns who just embarrassed themselves, there have been many entry-level workers who were quickly shown the door.
Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave
I was offered a job abroad and even though I had no family or friends there, I had to take it, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.
JobBridge: 3 out of 5 interns secure paid employment
However, the report said that there is a need for enhanced support mechanisms to reduce the number of people not completing internships.
Over half of JobBridge finishers are in paid employment
However a report also indicated one third of participants who finished placements early said they were dissatisfied with their internship.
17-year-old takes up Facebook job offer
The teenager wowed executives at Facebook with her knowledge of mobile app development.
Plans to extend JobBridge to people with disabilities confirmed
The Minister for Social Protection has said plans to extend the National Internship Scheme to people claiming Disability Allowance should be revealed in the coming weeks.
Employment scheme aims to 'keep people close to labour market', says minister
Joan Burton says unemployed professionals will be expected to take up reasonable job offers.
JobBridge has provided 5,000 internships since its launch - Taoiseach
The government’s National Internship Scheme, launched last June, aims to give workplace experience to people on the live register.
Careers clinic: How I got an internship with a social media campaign
Irish student Stephen Cleary has just earned a place at Adidas’s marketing HQ in Amsterdam thanks to his social media campaign.
Tesco stands behind JobBridge advert
The supermarket giant came under fire after placing an ad for internships at a number of it stores.
Aer Lingus defends internship position for ‘Air Safety Assistant’
The airline said the role advertised under the government’s JobBridge scheme would not involve overseeing safety practices.
US rapper incites Twitter followers to jam police phone lines
The Game tweeted the LA sheriff’s department’s phone number, and police were then flooded with calls. A criminal investigation has now been launched.
National internship scheme offers thousands of placements for unemployed
Participants get a small weekly payment and can retain their social welfare entitlements.