EPIC Programme: FREE Employment Training for Refugees and Asylum Seekers


Are you a refugee or asylum seeker looking for a job? This is how we can help

EPIC is a FREE Employment Programme that helps asylum seekers and refugees find jobs and integrate into Irish society through group training and personalised individual support.

What does the EPIC programme cover?

  • Online inclusive and interactive group training
  • Getting familiar with the Irish job market
  • Step-by-step CV writing
  • Cover letters and professional emails
  • Telephone calls and workplace communication
  • Professional English vocabulary
  • Networking and personal branding
  • Interview preparation and questions
  • Supports from businesses including practice interviews, workshops, IT skills training and LinkedIn training
  • Integration workshops including cultural awareness, employment rights, access to education, mental health, managing stress, body language and more
  • Individual support from Career Counsellors
  • Personalised career planning
  • Advice and guidance on personal issues

Who can apply for the programme?

  1. Adults who are one of the following:
    • Asylum seekers with a work permit
    • Refugees with stamp 4
    • People with Leave to Remain and Stamp 4
  2. Unemployed people or people in underemployment (working in a role that does not suit your skills or qualifications)
  3. People living in the Republic of Ireland
  4. People with a good level of English: We will assess your English language level before you join the programme.

How can I apply?

Complete the application form attached. You can email us at epic@bitc.ie or call/ WhatsApp us at 086 839 1313 or 086 796 6173 if you want more information or complete our form at https://www.bitc.ie/business-action-programmes/business-action-on-employment/are-you-a-jobseeker/ to request a call/email back.

Next training date#: Monday 1st November

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th October

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Application Form 809.13 KB

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
14th Oct, 2021
Expiry Date
27th Oct, 2021