Job Club (Tullamore & Birr)

Programme Description 

The Job Clubs provide a service to assist jobseekers to enter re-enter employment through the provision of individual supports, a ‘drop in’ service, CV preparation and formal workshops. The Job Club service enables jobseekers to take positive steps towards their career plans and to explore and follow-up employment opportunities.

Job Clubs provide active, practical and participative supports under the guidance and supervision of a Job Club leader. The Job Club aims to expand awareness and to help jobseekers understand how the application of simple techniques can greatly enhance their jobseeking skills. Through the supports available jobseekers will be more acutely aware of their employable/marketable personal attributes. 

Job Club is a free service for job seekers to help them to obtain employment in the open labour market. We offer group and individual support to a wide range of people who are ready to take up employment opportunities and need assistance.

You may be entering the world of work for the first time; you may have many years of work experience under your belt; you may be one of thousands of people that have been made redundant or lost their job in the economic downturn; you may want to change career direction, or you may simply be looking for a better job - all are reasons that prompt people to look at the labour market for job opportunities.

In the current climate, finding the right job can be a challenging, exciting or even a daunting process. Finding a job is a job in itself, and should be approached with a sense of challenge and responsibility. There are many ways jobs are advertised, and knowing where to look and what to expect is important. So if you are looking for a job, the job club will assist you by getting a fuller understanding of the process.

The Job Club has a range of resources available to you that are designed to assist you in making sound, informed decisions about your career.

Training Course Name  

Birr/Tullamore Jobs Club 

Formal Training

The Job Club programme consists of four weeks formal training, daily from 10.00am – 1.00pm which covers the following areas:

  • How to develop key skills required for the current labour market
  • Expert assistance and advice on employment, training and up skilling opportunities
  • Practical supports such as CV preparation and design
  • Interview techniques and preparation / mock interviews
  • Email / Social Media / MS Word
  • Letters of Application
  • Application Forms
  • Assertiveness/Confidence building
  • Aptitude Tests


One to One Consultation

  • Support and advice in job seeking skills and sourcing jobs
  • Mock interview service
     

A Resource Centre that provides facilities to assist you in finding work, including:  

  • Computers / Internet Access , Stationery / Postage
  • Photocopying Facilities.   CV Preparation etc.
     

All Job Club Services are provided FREE of charge.

Who is it suitable for? 

This course is suitable for job ready individuals who are unemployed, under-employed, finished education/training, completing a CE / TÚS Scheme, a homemaker/carer returning to the workforce or an individual working part-time and looking for full-time. 

What is the course content? 

  • Self assessment (Career Objectives, Action Plans and Goal Setting)
  • Identifying skills and abilities
  • Transferrable skills
  • Stress awareness workshops
  • Assertiveness and confidence building
  • The world of work
  • Researching jobs
  • Social networking for employment
  •  CV preparation and design
  • Setting up and using email
  • Online Jobs Search 
  • Jobs Ireland registration•
  • Advert analysis and job adverts
  • Application forms
  • Aptitude Tests
  • Employment rights
  • Interview and presentation skills
  • Networking skills
  • Education and training options
  • Information on entitlements and return to work supports
  • One to one mentoring/coaching
  • Skills Assessment 
  • Cover Letters and Job Descriptions
  • Employment Support Information
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Interview Preparation
  • Mock Interview
  • Interview Feedback
  • Employment Action Plan
  • Manual Handling
  • Supported Job Search 

Course Times? 

Delivered over a 2/3 or 4 week timeframe on a needs basis, Part time mornings from 10am - 1.00pm five mornings a week. 

Eligibility  

Over 18, Participant's do not have to be on a DSP Payment. They can be underemployed and working part time to be eligible to take part in the workshops or/ and use the one to one service and drop in facility 

When does the next course start? 

Courses are run throughout the year, contact us for the next start date. 

What Days will the Training be on? 

Monday to Friday mornings 

How will the course be delivered? 

Blended learning, online and class room based 

What support do you offer to Learners? 

Workshops on job seeking skills, One to one support, and a drop in Facility. career guidance, Life coaching, confidence building, Information on further education opportunities government initiatives and schemes, links to employers, information on DSP payments and eligibility criteria. Access to a DSP case officer and free stationary

o Creating, reviewing, editing and updating CVs o Assisting clients to write letters of application and application forms o Giving clients tips on all aspects of the interview process, hosting video mock interviews, giving feedback o Hosting a private job hub on Facebook - "Tullamore Job Club Private Group" that is updated daily with job vacancies across the Midlands, posting job news articles and any other relevant information. This group is for registered Job Club members. We also host a public page "Tullamore Job Club" in order to communicate with non-members. o Regular email, phone and text contact with existing clients offering further support o Access to computers, printers and scanners (by appointment) o Free stationery and postage We also offer assistance to Employers regarding their labour requirements and provide a free placement service.  

Is the Course certified? 

No  

Is there a fee to take part? 

No 

What are the maximum number of participants taken on the course? 

12+ 

Testimonials

Tullamore Jobs Club is a fantastic resource for all types of job hunters. They cater to everyone: school-leavers, college graduates, those looking for a career change, or to re-join the workforce. They are great with people, and really help to hone those job-seeking skills – CV’s, covering letters, interview preparation. They are extremely knowledgeable about all the resources that are available. They even do mock interviews! In my own case, I was re-joining the workforce after a long absence and I rang to ask them to give my CV the once over. They suggested that I do their two-week course and even though I was thinking ‘this is so Full Monty’ I went along. I was so wrong. I learned a huge amount on that course, and when it finished the staff provided ongoing support until I nailed the position that I had my heart set on. And all this is completely free! So, if you’re in the market for a new job (and you don’t have to be unemployed), get in touch. You have nothing to lose and I can guarantee that Tullamore Jobs Club will improve your chances of landing that dream job! Mary, Tullamore 

 

For further information contact:

Majella Finlay or Claire Garvey
Tullamore Job Club
Millennium House
Main St., Tullamore
Co. Offaly
Tel: 057 9322 850/ 087 2904333
E-mail: tullamorejobclub@offalyldc.ie

Catherine Greig or Celine England
Birr Job Club
Unit 2/3 Shannon Development
Brendan St., Birr
Co. Offaly
Tel: 057 9123 940 / 087 2802 919
Email:   cgreig@offalyldc.ie cengland@offalyldc.ie 

This is a Department of Social Protection service, fully funded by the Department, and delivered under contract in Offaly by OLDC for and on behalf of the Department.