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Work Readiness & Employer Engagement (SICAP)

Services Description

STDC provides personalised support to individuals in South Tipperary who are experiencing disadvantage to help them to develop their careers. Service is free and confidential. What do we do?

Coaching & Guidance Supports
  • One to one guidance and coaching support
  • Exploring employment options
  • Career planning
  • Job / training/ education supports
  • Funding assistance for specific job related training (based on meeting funding criteria


Job Search Resources
  • CV and cover letter preparation
  • Interview skills & mock Interview coaching
  • Job applications tips and techniques
  • Job searching support


Information Service
  • Local education & training opportunities
  • Information and referral to Community Employment and Tús schemes
  • Advice on Return to work, self employment, further education /training options and social welfare entitlements and incentives


Employer engagement
  • SICAP can work with local employers in all areas to increase their awareness of employment incentives and supports, encouraging equality and more inclusive recruitment practices, including the Jobs Plus and WPEP Scheme.
  • SICAP can also identify skills shortages in the local area and highlight to relevant agencies
  • Employers will also be kept informed of new measures and incentives to recruit from the live register.
  • SICAP will develop a ‘Labour Market Training Budget’. This budget will be used to provide relevant and specific training to clients. EG: Safe Pass;
  • Moving and Handling; First Aid.


Who is this Service for?

Specific eligibility applies. It’s predominately for

  • disadvantaged young people (aged 15-24)
  • disadvantaged women
  • lone parents
  • new communities (including refugees and asylum seekers)
  • people living in disadvantaged communities
  • people with disabilities
  • Roma
  • the unemployed
  • low income workers/households
  • Travellers
  • the disengaged from the labour market (economically inactive)
  • an emerging needs target group selected at local level by the Local Community Development Committees to reflect the specific needs of the local area if not otherwise addressed

Other Information

For more information, contact our team:

Deirdre O’ Dwyer
086 1703473 |

Tracey Roche
086 8397046 |

Hilary Dilworth
086 8254024 |

Anita Holloway
086 1703480 |

Pauline Kenny
087 6148977 |

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