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The First Steps programme will be closed to new applications from 1st December 2017.

A short period will be allowed to process applications received by then, but the final date for a participant to commence a placement will be 2nd January 2018

All First Steps placements will finish by Friday 30th March 2018.

The First Steps programme is being closed to facilitate the introduction of a new Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) which will commence in Quarter 2, 2018.

For more information on YESS, click here

First Steps programme

If you are a jobseeker between the age of 18-24 years old and would like to gain some work experience, you should talk to a Departmental case officer in your local Intreo Centre to determine your eligibility for the First Steps programme.

If you are an employer who would like to offer a work placement opportunity to a jobseeker aged between 18-24 years old, please click on the link below to find out more about the First Steps programme.  Alternatively, you can also email the following address for further information:​​

Last modified:19/10/2017

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