COMPASS Employment Support Service

The Compass Employment Support service is based in key communities in Clonmel, Tipperary and Killenaule/Ballingarry and provides one to one support for people who require assistance to identify education, training and employment opportunities.

The service acknowledges the specific set of circumstances of each individual and supports them to develop their own capacity to progress opportunities for themselves. The service can provide one or more of a series of actions to progress a person to become job ready which includes:

  • Advice and guidance supports to make effective choices about training, employment or self- employment
  • CV and interview preparation
  • Referral to education and training services.
  • Consideration of self-employment as a viable employment option.

The Compass service operates in the following locations:

Clonmel:Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. Hughes Mill, Suir Island, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary. Contact Tracey Ryan on 086 8397046 or email

Killenaule: Tuesday by appointment. Adult Education Centre, Bailey Street Killenaule. Contact Hilary Dilworth on 086 825 4024 or email

Tipperary: Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. Three Drives FRC, Greenane Drive, Tipperary town. Contact Deirdre O’Dwyer on 086 1703473 or email

Since 2012, over 1,000 long term unemployed individuals have engaged with the COMPASS Employment Support Service.