Stepping stones to work are provided through internships and employment initiatives. Explore the different types of initiatives that are in place to help you prepare to take the next step into employment, and help you update your skills, learn new skills and network in a workplace environment.
Community Employment (CE) and Job Initiative Scheme (JI) are employment programmes primarily aimed at the long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged groups. CE offers participants an opportunity to engage in useful work within their communities on a temporary, fixed-term basis. In this way, local organisations help to develop their area by Sponsoring Programmes, typically in the areas of social services, healthcare, heritage, arts, culture, tourism, sport, environment and education.
Job Clubs offer practical advice and assistance in finding a job.