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Ratoath Community Employment Scheme


St Oliver’s Community Centre are delighted to announce

the establishment of a new 25 place Community Employment Scheme

for the Ratoath Area.

Community Employment Schemes are designed

to help unemployed people get back into the workplace.

They provide a framework where a Participant will get work experience,

on-the-job training and can work towards obtaining QQI Quality Assurance Certified

Educational Awards.

CE participants are also able to apply for external work experience during their time on the project and on completion, participants are supported to progress to employment/self-employment or further training and education.

Our Scheme is unique in what it offers in terms of training, work experience and new opportunities for potential Participants. It is also allows Participants the opportunity to take time and look at where they are in life and what path they want to take for the future. Education and training are lifelong interventions that give people the self confidence to embrace change and achieve their long-term ambitions.

In order to obtain that dream job or business idea you have always wanted to develop and bring to fruition CE is a great starting point. CE has all the connections at all levels to help Participants achieve their dreams.

An example of the roles on offer includes, Receptionist, Admin Assistant, Grounds-Person, Caretaker, Local Historical Researcher, Tidy Towns, Stage Set Assistant, General Domestic and Events Assistant.

Some of the Community Projects involved are, The Venue, Ratoath Community Centre, Independent Living, Ratoath Harps, Ratoath Pitch & Putt, Ratoath GAA, Ratoath Parish, Ratoath BMX Club, Ratoath Rugby Club, Ratoath Athletics Club, Tidy Towns and Ratoath Historical Society.

If you are already involved in one of the above Organisations you can contact a Committee Member or the Chairperson about applying for a CE Post or alternatively, please make contact Ken on 0861585854 or  

The basic qualifying criteria for becoming a CE Scheme Participant is that you are currently unemployed, over the age of 21 and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment. People who are on a reduced payment due to a means test are also eligible and will return to full payment amount once they are successful in obtaining a place on our scheme.

Community Employment is funded by DSP, Ireland’s Training and Employment Authority.

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