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Travellers Initiative

Travellers Initiative

Introduction

The Special Initiative for Travellers (SIT) focuses on job-ready Travellers and supports their access into employment and enterprise development. 
 
Members of the Travelling Community are not required to have a disability in order to avail of the service.
 
It is a free service,  funded by Intreo and the project is based on meeting the training and employment needs of members of the Travelling community.
 
For further information about the Travellers Initiative, click on:  
 
 
What are the benefits?
 
A Job Coach will work with you to do the following:
  • To identify the type of employment you are interested in
  • To review your current skills and see what positions would be suitable or explore the possibility that further training may be required
  • To identify suitable employer(s)
  • To provide any necessary support and coaching in the workplace.
  • To provide an after care/on call service for participants and employers when the need arises.
 
Eligibility
 
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must be a member of the Travelling community.
  • You must be willing and able to work in excess of 8 hrs per week.
  • You must have the motivation to work.
 
What is involved?
 
  • You fill in a referral form
  • You meet with a job coach to discuss whether the programme is for you or not
  • She will then carry out a ‘needs assessment’ with you which involves identifying your skills, interests and aspirations.
 
How to contact us?
 
For further information about the Travellers Initiative, contact your local Intreo Office
 
 
Meeting Locations
 
Meeting locations are flexible to suit the needs of the job seeker.