WAM Programme – 21 Paid Work Placements Within Civil Service

WAM

If you are a graduate with a disability/specific learning difficulty seeking valuable work experience, the AHEAD WAM (Willing Able Mentoring) Programme, which offers a six month, paid, mentored work placement, may be the opportunity you have been waiting for!

 

 

What is WAM?

WAM (Willing Able Mentoring) is an initiative of AHEAD funded by the Department of Social Protection. AHEAD (the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability) is an independent non-profit organization working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation.

Applications are currently being sought for a wide variety of positions across the Civil Service based around Ireland.

# Location Department Qualifications and Skills Required
1. Dublin Agriculture, Food and the Marine A graduate in the area of Agricultural Science or IT/Computer Science with good writing skills, familiar with IT systems and an interest in the welfare and health of animals.
2. Laois Agriculture, Food and the Marine A graduate in the area of Business or Accountancy or Finance with experience in using Microsoft Access and Excel.
3. Kildare Agriculture, Food and the Marine  A graduate in the area of Veterinary Medicine with word processing skills preferred.
4. Dublin Social Protection A graduate in the area of Statistics with working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
5. Galway Social Protection A graduate in the area of Business or Accountancy or Statistics or IT/Computer Science with analytical and reporting skills.
6. Dublin Social Protection A graduate in the area of Law with IT and organisational skills. Formal administrative experience and good analytical skills preferable.
7. Dublin Social Protection A graduate in the area of IT/Computer Science with knowledge of information security principles and processes.
8. Clare Social Protection A graduate with good IT skills, particularly with MS Word/Excel and in designing MS Access queries.
9. Dublin Social Protection A graduate in the area of Communications with experience in editing content for websites preferred.
10. Meath Social Protection A graduate with a background in administration. Research skills and proficiency in computers, statistics and accounts preferred.
11. Dublin An Garda Síochána A graduate in the area of Finance.
12. Dublin An Garda Síochána A graduate in the area of Law.
13. Dublin Justice and Equality A graduate in the area of Accountancy or Statistics or Law or IT/Computer Science.
14. Dublin Finance A graduate in the area of Accountancy or Statistics or Finance or HR or Economics or Law. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and have analytical, research and report writing skills.
15. Dublin Children and Youth Affairs A graduate with a background in IT/Computer Science with advanced knowledge of WordPress, Microsoft Word/Excel and PDF Form creation.  
16. Dublin Revenue A graduate in the area of Science or Engineering or IT/Computer Science with strong numerical, analytical and quantitative skills and research abilities.
17. Kilkenny Revenue A graduate in the area of Business or Accountancy
18. Wexford Revenue A graduate in the area of Business or Accountancy
19. Limerick Revenue A graduate in the area of Business or IT/Computer Science
20. Dublin An Taoiseach A graduate in the area of Library Studies/Science with experience in cataloguing or classification.
21. Dublin Houses of the Oireachtas A graduate in the area of IT/Computer Science.

 

How do I apply?

In order to qualify for the Civil Service Placements 2013, an applicant must:

  • Have a disability/specific learning difficulty;
  • Be currently unemployed;
  • Graduated from May 2013;
  • Have Level 8 qualification according to the National Framework of Qualifications;
  • Be a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) 
  • Be ready to undertake a full-time, graduate level work placement.

If you meet all the requirements, apply through AHEAD’s website by clicking here.

Please note:  Closing date for applications is the 3rd March 2013.