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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

Bespoke Deli/ Retail Course

Westmeath Community Development in conjunction, Department of Social Protection delivers Bespoke Deli/Retail Course

Are you interested in training as a Barista?

OR

Are you interested in fashion retail?

If you are interested in working in a coffee house, café, the hospitality industry or the retail industry and wish to gain the most up to date skills and knowledge then this course is for you.

Who should apply: Anyone who is currently unemployed and on a DSP payment   


There are 8 units of study:

Unit 1 Customer Service                    Unit 2: Health and Safety   

Unit 3: Barista Training                     Unit 4: Deli Training             

Unit 5: HACCP                                   Unit 6: Manual Handling

Unit 7: Fashion Retail Styling             Unit 8: Store security Procedures  

Unit 9: Visual merchandising and window dressing                   

Unit 10: Employability Skills

 

Location:                                     Mullingar Westmeath Community Development Training Dept

Duration & Time:                         8 weeks full time Monday to Friday from 10 to 4 pm

Start date:                                   Monday 27th April 2015

Number of places:                       14 places on course

Eligibility criteria:                        People 18 years + who are unemployed & in receipt of a DSP payment 

 

Application & selection process includes the following:

  • Application form – registration by email only
  • Closing date for applications Friday 17th April
  • Interviews for course Monday 20th April

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.

Alternatively, to download the application form click here

 

Funded by WCD under the Local Community Development Programme, DSP & RAPID

 

 

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Bespoke Retail Course

wcdlWestmeath Community Development in conjunction with Guineys, Department of Social Protection and RAPID  Delivers Bespoke Retail Course

Course aim: This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of roles in retail sector and will provide specific training in Guineys product range. Guineys have 9 different stores across Ireland and soon they will be trading from Castle Street Mullingar.  WCD are delighted to have been offered the opportunity to work with them in their recruitment process and having carried out consultation with their stores in Dublin, Limerick and Tralee, have created a training course that will equip potential applicants in the skills, knowledge and attributes Guineys are looking for.

If you are considering applying for a job or have applied for a job with Guineys, one of Irelands leading family owned department store chains, 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 and product range and may help you secure a winning interview with Michael Guiney. 

Who should apply: Anyone who is currently unemployed and on a DSP payment   


There are 7 units of study:

Unit 1  Customer Service                                           

Unit 2: Guiney’s department & products

Unit 3: Visual merchandising and window dressing      

Unit 4: Occupational First Aid FETAC 5

Unit 5: Drapery, fabric, linen marking & cutting          

Unit 6: Manual Handling       

Unit 7: Health & Safety

 

Location: Mullingar Westmeath Community Development Training Dept  

Duration& Time: 4 weeks full time Monday to Friday from 10 to 4 pm

Start date: Monday 12th January 2015  Number of places: 15 places on course

Eligibility criteria: Individuals 18 years + who are unemployed & in receipt of a Department of Social Protection payment

Only individuals interested in working in this industry should apply, 100 % attendance on course is required.  Participation on course does not entitle you to a job with Guineys but successful completion will considerably improve your chances of securing an interview.   

Application & selection process includes the following:

  • Application form – registration by email only
  • Closing date for applications Monday 5th January 2015
  • Interviews for course place  - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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.

Funded by WCD under the Local Community Development Programme, DSP, RAPID, & LWETB.

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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 29th September 206 full time and part time positions were advertised on the site, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS.

In Westmeath and the surrounding counties there were 53 full time and part time positions advertised, along with 23 employment programme positions in the last week.

For further information click here 

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie  or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie  

         

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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 22nd September 245 full time and part time positions were advertised on the site, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS.

In Westmeath and the surrounding counties there were 66 full time and part time positions advertised, along with 16 employment programme positions.

For further information click here 

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie  or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie  

         

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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 15th September 285 full time and part time positions were advertised on the site, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS.

In Westmeath and the surrounding counties there were 29 full time and part time positions advertised, along with 12 employment programme positions.

For further information click here 

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie 

         

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