Employment Support Scheme (ESS)

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In the 2015 Defence White Paper, the Government committed to putting in place a new employment support scheme with the direct involvement of the Defence Forces.

The Employment Support Scheme (ESS) is an initiative coordinated by the Defence Forces (DF), Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), Department of Defence (DoD) and Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) Training Centre Baldoyle.

It is designed to provide participants with skills for life; skills which will assist them to enter the workforce or to pursue further education.

This scheme is targeted at those 18-24 year olds, who are on the Live Register and who face barriers to gaining employment.

The ESS takes place over 10 weeks.  The first 2 weeks of the programme will be fully residential, while the remaining 8 weeks will be residential Monday to Friday only.

For further information on the scheme, please click here

The DF ESS is co-funded by the Irish Government, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

Last modified:17/10/2017