EURES (European Employment Services) - Youth Guarantee Initiative (EYE)
EURES Ireland is currently implementing an 'Experience Your Europe' (EYE) programme under the Youth Guarantee. One Element of this programme is the Co- Sponsored Placement Programme
Under the co-sponsored Placement Programme, young Jobseekers, aged between 18 and 24, will be sponsored by an Irish-based company and placed in a partner company in another European country for up to 12 months to gain experience, language skills or training.
Illuminata Media are a Dutch, next generation media company, specialising in online video, and are in the process of setting up a branch in Ireland. With the help of EURES Ireland, they wanted to recruit five highly motivated trainees to undergo intensive training and then placed in specific full-time roles in their Irish branch. EURES Ireland selected potential applicants from the Live Register using matching tools and through advertising the vacancies on EURES Ireland's Facebook page.
Here's what the company had to say:
"Your team did a great job in selecting the candidates, preparing them for the interviews and coordinating this whole process so quickly." Testimony from Jennifer Feaster, CEO Illuminata Media.
And what did the candidates think?
"The training was brilliant we learnt so much. We constantly had speakers coming in from all different aspects of media so it was really interesting."
"Through this experience I am now 'YouTube' Certified, which is a great addition to my CV to make it stand out, and now I have a job that I really like. I couldn't have asked for a better experience."