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Minister Joan Burton launches National Internship Scheme

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Minister Joan Burton launching the National Internship Scheme

The European Headquarters of Facebook in Dublin today was the location for the launch of JobBridge' - The National Internship Scheme which was launched by Minister Joan Burton. In attendance were business leaders and people from the community and voluntary sectors.

Find out more about the National Internship Scheme at JobBridge.ie

JobBridge is aiming to provide 5,000 internship places to the unemployed over the next two years.

It is part of the Governments 'Jobs Initiative' which will offer 20,900 education, training and work experience places for the unemployed as well as the 'Springboard' initiative which will provide 6,000 places on a range of 200 part-time courses.

The launch was a great success and a step in the right direction for getting Ireland working again.

More information on the scheme for those wishing to take part or indeed if you're a business or organisation looking to take part, is available at the JobBridge website.

More photographs from this morning's launch are available to view on Flickr while you can listen to what Minister Joan Burton said in the following audioboos.

 

Minister Joan Burton speaking at the launch of the National Internship Scheme (part 1) (mp3) 

Minister Joan Burton speaking at the launch of the National Apprenticeship Scheme (part 1)

 Minister Joan Burton speaking at the launch of the National Internship Scheme (part 2) (mp3)

Minister Joan Burton speaking at the launch of the National Apprenticeship Scheme (part 2)

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