The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Support for the Unemployed


Obair/Local Employment Service Network

Obair/Local Employment Service Network (LESN) provides a free information, guidance and support service to people who are unemployed in Galway City.
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Labour Market Programmes

The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people.
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Enterprise Supports

Galway City Partnership offers support to those interested in Self Employment (Back to Work Enterprise Allowance) and Social Enterprise.
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A CV today is a crucial element of gaining access to employment so as part of the GCP personal development initiative there will be a number of free CV clinics throughout the city to enable people who are long term unemployed to be in possession of a good quality CV.
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Employment Skills Workshops

Galway City Partnership runs a series of free EMPLOYMENT SKILLS WORKSHOPS for unemployed people. The aim of the Workshop is to assist Jobseekers with Interview Preparation. and Technique. It will support participants in identifying their Skills and Strengths and includes the opportunity to take part in a ‘Mock Interview’.
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Work Experience Agreement

In todays competitive jobs market it is arguably more important than ever for young people and those seeking employment to have evidence of quality work experience to enhance their CVs and job applications. Working in collaboration with local education & training personnel, employers and young people themselves Galway City Partnership has produced a quality framework for…
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