Department of Social Protection Schemes

Jobbridge Internship Programme

Jobbridge is a national internship programme which aims to provide up to 5,000 work experience placements of 6 to 9 months for unemployed individuals in organisations in the private, public, and voluntary sectors.

The scheme is administered by Solas/FAS on behalf of the Dept. of Social Protection.

see  for more information and to register as an employer looking  to recruit an intern.


Jobsplus Employer Incentive

Jobsplus was launched in July 2013 .

It is an employer incentive which encourages and rewards employers for taking on new full time employees who have been on the live register for over 12 months.

For full details see for full details


Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

This scheme allows those embarking on self employment to retain some existing welfare benefits while setting up a new business.

For further information see