EPIC (Employment for People from Immigrant Communities) is a FREE1 programme open to all adults
from EU states entitled to work in Ireland and those from non-EU states with stamp 4.

EPIC’s multicultural team assists this target group to find employment and/or further training and
education in Ireland.

What EPIC provides for clients:
• Pre Employment Training (3 weeks) – for specific use in job interviews and in the workplace environment, including interview skills, telephone skills, CV and cover letter writing techniques.
• Living and Working in Ireland Training (3 weeks) – includes a full week of intensive interview preparation, IT skills training, and a variety of information sessions covering such topics as employment rights, social welfare to work and access to education and healthcare.
• Career guidance & assistance applying for jobs and training. Each client works individually with a Training and Employment Officer (TEO) to help them find the work or training they need. This includes help with CV preparation, psychometric testing & coaching for interviews.
• Social Support – advice on Social Welfare, housing, family and other issues.
• Mentoring service available.
• Advice for entrepreneurs.
• Free access to computers for online job searching.
• Certificate of Participation upon completion of the Training.

Applicants need an intermediate or higher level of English in order to take part in the course.

For more information on the programme please contact the EPIC team:-
EPIC Programme, 30/31 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 (opposite the GPO)
Telephone:01 874 3840 and 01 874 3841
E-mail:epic@bitc.ie

During last year a total of 255 persons engaged in the Programme. 205 clients completed our six weeks Pre-employment and English for Work training and another 50 accessed our personalised services. We placed 187 in employment, education or volunteering positions and also provided individual psychosocial support to 91 clients. Our training and personalised services provided the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the work and education environment in Ireland and also increased their understanding of the Irish system and their social integration. Our placement rate for 2010 was 73%. We are delighted by these results and have been improving the quality of our services to continue supporting our target group during this year.

Our trainings start every three weeks and we have a new one beginning on Monday June 13th. We would appreciate if you can share our information with your colleagues. Please contact me at 01 8743842 if you have any questions or concerns about the EPIC Programme.

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