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Free Training Programmes – Irish Centre for Business Excellence

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    Two innovative 20 week programmes for jobseekers are now available for application, delivered by The Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) in conjunction with City & Guilds.

    (This content was originally published in 2013)

    Combining a unique combination of certified training (4 weeks) and work placement with mentor support (16 weeks), these programmes will provide jobseekers with the targeted training and skills needed to support their jobhunt.

    Technical training options include either Warehousing and Logistics or Business Process Improvement.

    Business Process Improvement participants gain skills in continuous improvement and ‘lean’ techniques which will enable you to contribute to the productivity and efficiency of an organisation. These skills are transferable and sought after by multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. This specialist programme is well suited to the professional or graduate who wishes to creatively build on their existing skills and transition into new areas.

    Warehousing and Logistics offers an understanding of the supply chain process and gain new skills in this much sought after arena. Participants will cover topics such as: Modes of Transport, Recycling and Disposal, Receiving, Storing and Dispatch, International Transport/Haulage etc.

    Both programmes are supported by employment mentoring with each participant to find a suitable work placement where both existing skills and new knowledge acquired on the programme can be applied. This is a significant opportunity for unemployed people to revitalize their careers.

    These programmes are funded by government under the Momentum Skills programme which is investing €20 million in 2013 to provide free education and training places for up to 6500 people.

    There are upcoming programmes beginning in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Meath in March.

    The programmes are open to those who are at least 12 months on the Live Register and in receipt of jobseekers’ benefit or allowance or signing on for social insurance credit for at least 12 months and actively seeking work.

    For further information on the programmes and how to register please visit the City and Guilds website