Employers play a pivotal role in helping to deliver Worklink services by providing work experience and development opportunities for jobseekers on the live register to help them to gain the skills, experience and confidence to transition back into full employment. Work placements and Internships can be drawn from the many national work activation schemes that are provided by public bodies and agencies such as JobBridge, FÁS Work Placement Programme and others.
Worklink works with employers to help reduce the administrative burden associated with these programmes and supports employers to ensure the quality and effectiveness of such schemes.
What does the Worklink process involve?
|Employers and Worklink make contact. This can be direct contact from Worklink or from the employer registering their interest on our website www.worklink.ie At this stage your level of involvement with Worklink is established. In the case of an internship a Worklink volunteer is matched to your organisation. An interview is set up with you where appropriate.|
Interview and scoping of requirements:
|Volunteers work with employers to discuss specific business needs or development roles and relevant internship programmes. Support is provided in drafting an internship description and person specification. There is also a discussion of roles and responsibilities of the employer and Worklink.|
Scheme set up:
|Documentation for appropriate scheme is finalised. The employer is supported in short-listing and the interview/selection process if necessary. Obligations are agreed on internship training and mentoring as well as success criteria.|
Administration of placement contract:
|Once the candidate is selected, support is provided in development of training and mentoring plans which are agreed with the employer and the candidate.|
Evaluation and follow-up:
|Evaluating the success of the internship. Following up with employers and candidates after the internship to build on individual learning/training/employment progression since placement.|