The Jobs Club

Westmeath Community Development Ltd in conjunction with The Department of Social Protection provides a free Jobs Club service for the unemployed.

This service is for unemployed individuals to assist them in finding suitable work. The Job Club offers two main services

  1. A Job Seeking Skills Programme which runs for a duration of 4/3/2 weeks Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm. This is a practical course in which members develop skills, which they will use in actual job finding activities under the guidance and care of the Job Club staff. 
  2. One to One Assistance in all aspects of the Job Seeking process is offered to individuals who may not be able to partake in the programme.

Those who register with the Job Club will:

  • Receive support in all aspects of the job hunting process, sourcing employment, writing a C.V./cover letters, interview preparation etc.
  •  Develop job seeking skills.
  •  Have access to the facilities of the job club e.g. internet, stationery, postage, etc.
  •  Have the opportunity to identify their own strengths and skills and match them to local work opportunities.
  •  Develop a network of contacts which can actively assist them in obtaining work
  •  An expense allowance of €20 per week (Programme Participants for the 4 weeks)

Resources Available to Members:

  • Free C.V. compiled
  • Copies of your C.V. sent to potential employers of your choice
  • Free postage for job applications
  • Free telephone calls to prospective employers
  • Free photocopying for Job applications
  • Free typing of letter of applications
  • Access to all national and local papers— job vacancies
  • Access to computer and internet to source training and employment
  • Interview practice by appointment

Entry Requirements

  1. Must be registered with Department of Social Protection
  2. Must be well motivated and have a positive attitude towards finding employment
  3. Applicants should be eligible to work in Ireland

You do not have to be on social welfare payment but if you are it will not be affected if you decide to become a member of the Jobs Club. 

Jobs Club - Mullingar

Westmeath Community Development is providing a free Job Club Programme for the unemployed in the Mullingar area.

The Job Club Programme will run for the duration of 4 weeks

Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm

This programme will be run in the Westmeath Community Development, Mullingar E.T.I. Ctr, Mullingar Business Park,  Mullingar

And is due to commence on the 

6th November 2017

To secure a place please contact 

your local DSP office, or contact Noel Breslin, nbreslin@westcd.ie , or Deirdre Piggott,dpiggott@westcd.ie for further information.

Participants will receive an expense allowance per week.  More info please contact.

(Programme participants for the 4 weeks)

                noel b    Dept of Employ Affairs and Social Protection

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Our Job Club location in Athlone has changed!

Jobs ClubThe WCD Job Club, supported by Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has moved!  As of September 18th we are located in Blyry Industrial Estate in Athlone.

Our new address is new address is below:-

Unit 1 Rockdean Building
Blyry Industrial Estate
Athlone
Co Westmeath  

Our Job Club will continue to offer the Job Seeking Skills Programme , a practical course in which people develop skills to  use in actual job finding activities under the guidance and care of the Job Club staff and One to One Assistance in all aspects of the Job Seeking process is offered to individuals who may not be able to partake in the programme.

Those who register with the Job Club will:

  • Receive support in all aspects of the job hunting process, sourcing employment, writing a C.V./cover letters, interview preparation etc.
  • Develop job seeking skills.
  • Have access to the facilities of the job club e.g. internet, stationery, postage, etc.
  • Have the opportunity to identify their own strengths and skills and match them to local work opportunities.
  • Develop a network of contacts which can actively assist them in obtaining work
  • An expense allowance of €20 per week (Programme Participants for the 4 weeks)

Our new location is serviced by the A2 bus from the centre of Athlone and has ample free parking available in our bright and modern offices.

For further information contact Noel Breslin - nbreslin@westcd.ie, or Deirdre Pigott - dpiggott@westcd.ie.

At present we are moving our landline across so we can be contacted on 087 092 6300.  Our landline number is 090 649 4806.

Their Facebook Page can be got here.

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