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Do You Want Help Finding a Job?

Westmeath Community Development (WCD) Enterprise & Employment Mediation Service

We have trained career, employment and information mediators who can provide you with the help you need to reach your training, employment or self employment goals. Services are free and available to all.

We will help you find the tools and resources to help with your job search through the following activities:

  • One to one employment and self employment mentoring support
  • Self-marketing skills, motivation & confidence building, skills and training analysis support/training
  • CV preparation tailored to suit employers needs.
  • Identifying, defining and transferring your skills set from one career to another
  • Guided job search & research skills training and supports
  • Interview prep and training specific to job type and application
  • Links to employers, other local support services e.g. Dept Social Protection, FAS, VEC, CEB, training and work placement opportunities
  • Information and support on labour market trends, areas of growth etc
  • Enterprise, business start up support e.g. business appraisals, business plans, applications for BTWEA payment, grants and loan funds e.g. LEADER, CEB, WCD grants.
  • Access and  referral to CEB 3 day Business Appraisal Programme
  • Access and referral to WCD/FAS 6 month Business Start Up Programme

Our mediators can help you develop a training, employment or self employment business start up plan and take supported steps to matching your interests, experience and abilities with current training, employment and self employment options that are available to you. Services are tailored to meet the individual training & employment needs of each client.

If you would like help preparing your CV, preparing for an interview or support and guidance in identifying and making career choices contact Tricia to make an appointment.

Tricia McKenna

0449348571 or 0860442358

tmckenna@westcd.ie

INTERVIEW SUPPORT WORKSHOP FOR JOBS WITH EDDIE ROCKET’S

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Friday 3rd June, Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, 10 am to 2 pm.

  • Would you like a job with the American Style Diner?
  • Need to brush up on your interview skills?
  • Do you want to learn how to take your past experiences, skills, knowledge and link it to the job you are applying for?
  • Would you like to learn how to come across confident, friendly, motivated and professional in an interview or do you know you can do the job but just can’t get it across at interview because of nerves?

wcdlIf you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above and would like to work for Eddie Rocket’s then come along to our interview preparation day on Friday 3rd June starting at 10 am, don’t forget to bring a copy of your CV.

Westmeath Community Development is delighted to be working with the management of Eddie Rocket’s Mullingar, offering support to job applicants to help them perform a winning interview. See advert below and make sure bring your CV to the interview on Saturday 4th June.

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Bespoke Retail Course - Shaws

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Westmeath Community Development

in conjunction with Department of Social Protection & SHAWS Department Stores

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Bespoke Retail Course

Are you interested in training and pursuing a career with one of Irelands most respected and successful retail department store groups?

wcdlIf you are considering applying for a job with Shaws, soon to open its latest department store in Mullingar, then this course is for you.

Participation on the course will significantly improve your job application and preparation process, you will improve your interview skills, gain first-hand an in-depth understanding of the stores different departments, product range, brands, concession partners, company values,  and may help you secure a winning interview.

There are 8 units of study:

Unit 1: Shaws background: company history, company vision, standards & values, range of departments, concession partners, branded products and customer service
Unit 2: Health and Safety including Security Awareness & Store Security Procedures
Unit 3: Manual Handling              
Unit 4: Customer Service  
Unit 5:    Fashion Retail Styling    
Unit 6: Visual merchandising & window dressing
Unit 7:     EPOS                                   
Unit 8: Employability Skills  

Location:                    Mullingar Westmeath Community Development

                                    Training Dept  

Duration& Time:       6 weeks full time Mon to Fri from 10 to 4 pm

Start date:               Monday 23rd May 2016

Number of places:     18 places on course

Eligibility criteria:      Job seekers 18 years +

Application & selection process includes the following two stages:

  1. Application form – registration by email only

Closing date for applications Wednesday 18th May

  1. Attend for course interview – Interviews will be held on 19th May in Mullingar

Successful applicants will commence training on Monday 23rd May

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a place on this course email tmckenna@westcd.ie for an application form, please note limited places available so don’t hesitate.

Please Note: Participation on the course will not entitle you to a job with Shaws, it will however significantly prepare you for and enhance your chances of securing an interview.

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Invitation to Tender - Provision of Retail Course

Westmeath Community Development, (WCD) invite tenders for the provision of Retail Course for 20 participants being run in conjunction with the Department of Social Protection and funded under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme 2015-2017 (SICAP).  The course will be delivered on a full time basis Monday to Friday from WCD offices in Clonmore, Mullingar, commencing May 23rd 2016 for 6 weeks.

Course Modules:

Unit 1:             Safety & Health at work  FETAC Level 5

Unit 2:             Customer Service FETAC Level 5

Unit 3:             Visual Merchandising and window dressing

Unit 4:             Manual handling certified

Unit 5              Fashion retail styling

Unit 6:             Electronic Point of Sale Training

Timeline

The deadline for receipt of tenders is Thursday 19th May 2016.

Application Process

Applicants should provide the following information to the address / email below by 1pm on Thursday 19th May 2016

Application details

  • Company profile containing, experience as a training provider for the listed modules above, demonstrable capacity to do the work.
  • Name of trainers and qualifications to deliver the modules
  • Overall project costing including the number of day’s training
  • Course outline and timetable commencing 23rd May 2016
  • Copy of current tax clearance certificate
  • Copy of Professional indemnity insurance.

Please forward tenders by email to Patricia McKenna, Client Mediator, Westmeath Community Development, Mullingar Enterprise and Technology Park, Clonmore, Mullingar. Closing date for receipt of tenders is Thursday 19th May 2016. 

Email to tmckenna@westcd.ie

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Interview support and training for Jobs with Eddie Rocket’s

Interview support and training for Jobs with Eddie Rocket’s
Wednesday 2nd March, Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone.

  • Would you like a job with the American Style Diner?
  • Need to brush up on your interview skills?
  • Do you want to learn how to take your past experiences, skills, knowledge and link it to the job you are applying for?
  • Would you like to learn how to come across confident, friendly, motivated and professional in an interview?
  • Do you know you can do the job but just can’t get it across at interview because of nerves?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above and would like to work for Eddie Rocket’s then come along to our interview preparation day, don’t forget to bring a copy of your CV.

Where: Prince of Wales Hotel    When: Wednesday 2nd March    Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Please email: tmckenna@westcd.ie  to confirm you are coming

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New Care Skills Course

Care Skills Course

Westmeath Community Development (WCD) in partnership with the Department of Social Protection & Westmeath LCDC offers FETAC Care Skills Course to jobseekers 

Who should apply: Anyone who is currently unemployed and on a DSP payment and interested in working in the healthcare environment.

Course content and learning outcomes: The course will provide learners with comprehensive knowledge and skills to care for clients in a number of care environments.

There are 4 units of study all FETAC Level 5:

Unit 1:           Care Support

Unit 2:           Team working

Unit 3:           Work Experience

Unit 4:           Care of the Older

Assessment of Learning:

All participants will undertake the following Assessment Methods for the above modules:

Written theory assignments  & practical skills demonstrations.

Venue: Course delivered from Ballynacargy
Duration & Time: Five weeks Tuesdays to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Start date: April 5th 2016
Number of places: 12 places on course
Eligibility criteria: Individuals (18 years +) who are unemployed and interested in securing work in the care industry. 
Educational level: Leaving Certificate or equivalent and/or individuals with prior experience or learning in the care industry.

Only individuals interested in working in the care industry should apply, 100 % attendance on course is required.

Application & selection process includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Garda Vetting
  • Interview

To apply for a place on this course email tmckenna@westcd.ie for an expression of interest form before Friday 18th March

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