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Community Employment

The Community Employment (CE) Programme is designed to support unemployed people into employment and further training. It is also a key resource to the community and voluntary sector.

Community Employment also offers on the job training and an opportunity. to participate in training QQI/Industry

Vacancies include

  • Bus Driver
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Cook
  • Afterschool Assistant
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Cook/Cleaner
  • Office Administrator
  • Maintenance/Caretaker

Locations include

  • Longford Town
  • Ballymahon
  • Dromard
  • Drumlish
  • Glen
  • Ballinalee
  • Mullinalaghta
  • Legan
  • Lanesborough
  • Edgeworthstown
  • Kenagh
  • Granard
  • Ardagh


Job Specific

  • QQI Level 5 ECCE (Minor &Major)
  • QQI Level 6 ECCE (Minor & Major)
  • Special Needs Assisting (5 & 6)
  • Safe Pass
  • Food Safety
  • Hand Held Pesticide


  • First Aid Responder
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Safety
  • Child Protection

Other / CPD

  • Play Therapy
  • Lámh
  • COVID Re-opening & Operating
  • Dyslexia
  • Driving Lessons
  • Effective Room Leader
  • A number of participants have also completed awards at level 7 &8

Possible Career Opportunities

  • Childcare
  • Crèche Cook
  • Gardener
  • Bus Driver
  • Afterschool Assistants
  • Administrators
  • Maintenance Support Workers.
  • Cleaners

Participant Story

Longford Women’s Link centre has offered me the chance to get educated into a different line of work and I have to say I'm loving it. The teachers within the centre offer valuable education and training to people and for me they gave me the knowledge I need to progress with my childcare. I feel that my teachers within the centre were more like my friends rather than the typical teacher at the top of the classroom. My teachers helped me through my Level 5 training and I think their friendly approach to teaching gave me the confidence, which in turn helped me progress successfully with my exams.

Do you know someone interested or suitable ?

Interested candidates need to contact a Case Officer in Social Welfare to confirm eligibility and they will then be referred to us for interview.

If Candidates have completed three years on CE they should still apply again as if they have been on an eligible payment for one year they may be eligible to come back on CE for a further 3 years.
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Positions are subject to Garda/Police Vetting