Insights Welcome to work provides prosperous opportunities for participants
19 April 2018

Welcome to work provides prosperous opportunities for participants

Welcome to Work Graduates

Participants who have just completed their 13-week ‘Welcome to work’ training programme in Castlebar, County Mayo have all been inspired to take their career ambitions to the next level and are now moving into employment or further education. 

Welcome to Work aims to increase employment opportunities for legally resident migrants who are struggling to find work in Castlebar, Galway and Monaghan.  

Participants receive mentoring and support to improve their spoken English, boost confidence, and improve their employability skills such as preparing for an interview or producing a winning CV.

The most recent graduates have all found the course beneficial and feel much more confident about their future. 

Several are now exploring the possibility of going self-employed and setting up their own business’s, some have taken the decision to improve their English language skills and build upon the foundations of our programme, and one other has undertaken training in building site safety and is waiting to hear upon a job application.

The group recently received their completion certificates at a graduation event and enjoyed a cultural away day which is part of the programme, where they learn about Irish history and culture. 

In Castlebar, the participants visited the iconic landmark “croagh Patrick”; a place of pilgrimage in the west of Ireland.  It is believed that Saint Patrick spent 40 days and 40 nights upon the mountain as penance in 432AD.  The group learnt about the history and traditions surrounding the mountain.

They then went on to visit the Famine memorial site.  This memorial commemorates the Irish Famine of 1847 in which over 1 million people either died of starvation or migrated to various parts of the world including England and America to escape.

Feedback from the visit was positive with participants gaining a real insight into Irish history. 

If you are interested or know of someone who could in interested in joining the programme, contact 094 903 5442 or visit for more information.


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