EPIC (Employment for People from Immigrant Communities) is a FREE programme open to all adults with an EU passport or Stamp 4 based in Dublin. The aim of EPIC is to support the target group to find employment and/or access further training and education in Ireland, as well as helping them to integrate into Irish society. EPIC is part funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and by the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 and managed by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).
The EPIC programme consists of a six week training course that covers topics such as CV and cover letter writing, professional English vocabulary for the workplace, interview preparation and information sessions on how to access different services in Ireland. The participants receive individual support from Career Counsellors (CC) who prepare them in finding employment or further education and training. EPIC’s multi-cultural team of CCs use a client-centered approach to help each participant find the job that’s right for them. All clients are assigned a CC during the first week of training, who will work with them providing career guidance including the use of psychometric testing tools to establish or clarify career choices, develop a career plan and to begin the job search process.
Applicants should have an intermediate to high level of both written and spoken English in order to take part in the course. The English language level will be assessed prior to joining the programme.
The EPIC Programme
3rd Floor Phibsborough Tower, Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7 Ireland
Tel: 01 8743840