Training and Updating Skills

A range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations are involved in providing training and support to persons who are seeking employment or training.


DIALOG is a European Employment Services (EURES) Ireland initiative aimed at providing a platform for identifying the labour market issues of EU/ EEA workers living in Ireland and a platform for developing solutions.
You can find useful information in Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Spanish at the link below.

Information for migrant workers in Ireland.

Department of Social Protection

The Department of Social Protection is responsible for Community Employment and Employment Services. Their Intreo offices are the new employment services offices and they are the first point of contact for jobseekers and are the gateway for unemployed learners seeking training support. What is Intreo?

Information on Redundancy and Employment Support Options

The Department of Social Protection provides information about a range of benefits which are open to people who have become unemployed at this link -

The Local Employment Service (LES)

Local Employment Services provide a range of services to the local community focusing on the provision of practical support, advice, guidance and information relating to employment, training, return to work and welfare rights. The LES is a community-based organisation set up under Area Partnerships and funded through SOLAS which provides a free, voluntary and confidential service for local residents.

One of the services offered by the LES is the provision of Job Clubs. Job Clubs are available as a support to job seekers who require assistance in preparing their CV’s, improving their interview skills or in identifying possible job opportunities. The Job Club will provide you with access to all of the support and information resources required to help you to get a job. Link to webpage -


SOLAS (An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) was formally established in 2013 as the Further Education and Training Authority in Ireland. It is responsible for funding, planning and co-ordinating the wide range of training and further education programmes in Ireland. Here is a link to the SOLAS website -

Education and Training Boards (ETBs) are responsible for the delivery of Further Education and Training programmes.

For further information please click on the links below: - Find a Course


Training centre contact details

Education and Training Boards (ETB) contact details

The Citizen's Information website also has information on different training options and employment support schemes on its website.

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