The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 – 2020.

Tá an Clár Gníomhachtúcháin Pobail agus Cuimsiú Sóisialta (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 maoinithe ag rialtas na hÉireann trí an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail agus arna chómhaoiniú ag Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa faoi an Clár um Infhostaitheacht, Cuimsiú agus Foghlaim (PEIL) 2014-2020.

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 and in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection (DSP). If you have been out of work for some time and don’t know how or where to start looking for work, training or educational opportunities, then why not let LESN help you along the way.

The service may provide:

  • • Information on employment, education & training options
  • • One to one support sessions
  • • CV preparation
  • • Assistance with application forms
  • • Interview preparation
  • • Referrals to other appropriate agencies in Galway City

Dept. of Social Protection Presentation (Audio)

Dept. Social Protection Presentation (No Audio)

Useful Links

National LES locations


Client Application Form Handout (PDF*)

Client CV Handout & Action Words (PDF*)

Client Interview Questions Handout (PDF*)

Client Interview Tips Handout (PDF*)

Covering Letter Handout & Template (PDF*)

CV Form (Word**)

LES Regular Template CV Blank (Word**)


See the Staff Contact Page
for Contact Details

Dept Social Protection

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