Are you unemployed and looking to gain quality work experience in an area that interests you?

DLDC’s Tús programme offers you the chance to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills and develop a knowledge of different working environments.

About the Programme

The Tús Programme is a participant led work placement initiative that is delivered nationally throughout Ireland. Tús provides short-term quality working opportunities for 19.5 hours per week to those who have been long-term unemployed.

The programme offers a wide variety of placements with Community, Voluntary and Non-for Profit organisations, which are detailed below.

  • Maintenance & Caretaking
  • Environmental work
  • Administrative/Clerical work/Receptionist
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Youth work
  • Retail Assistant
  • Social Care/Bus Escort
  • Community Development Work
  • Coaching
  • Gardener
  • Drama Facilitator
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • General Assistant

Participants gain valuable work experience while building on existing skills and also acquiring new skills.

Participant Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the scheme, you must meet the following criteria.

  • Be continuously unemployed for 12 months or more.
  • Be in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance.

How do I join the Tús Programme?

Please contact info@dldc.org for more information.

Community Hands Support

DLDC’s Community Hands team offers support for local community groups to undertake small projects/work which otherwise would be out of their reach.

Click HERE to find out more about Community Hands Support.

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