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Our Support for Migrants

Pathways to Progress Support

If you would like us to support you to find a job in Ireland, access further education/training, or start your own business, please complete this form and we will be in touch shortly.

If you require this form in an alternative format, please contact info@pathwaystoprogress.ie

Job Ready Programme

 

  • Duration: Six weeks.

  • Format: Weekly group workshops and tutorials, with the option to book individual sessions with experts and attend Q&A sessions to clarify any doubts.

  • Location: It is offered mostly online, with the option to attend some events in person in Dublin.

  • Skills Development: Focuses on pre-employment skills, including CV writing, job interview preparation, communication with recruiters, Irish employment rights and work culture.

  • Outcome: Successful completion enhances the chances of finding work in Ireland and provides a completion certificate listing the acquired skills.

  • Additional Benefits: Participants receive a free LinkedIn Premium subscription and are linked with Open Doors member companies.

If you're interested, please complete our sign up form and we'll be in touch with more details.

Mentorship Programme

  • Duration: Three to six months, to be agreed by mentor and mentee.

  • Format: Long-term support through six one-on-one online mentorship sessions with an experienced professional from an Open Doors member company.

  • Skills Development: Focuses on a broad range of aspects, such as defining career goals, identifying learning needs, building "job readiness" skills, expanding professional networks, and receiving guidance from professionals.

  • Goal Setting: Mentors assist in defining career goals, creating action plans, and providing professional advice for the mentee's career progression.

  • Training: Both mentors and mentees undergo mandatory training sessions before the programme begins, ensuring understanding of the programme's scope and commitment required.

  • Matching Process: Mentees are matched with mentors based on the mentee’s goals and the mentor’s experience.

Mentees training available:

Wednesday April 10th
11am-12pm 
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Wednesday May 8th
11am-12pm 
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Wednesday June 12th
11am-12pm 
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If you have any urgent queries about Mentorship, please contact info@opendoorsinitative.ie

Business English Course

We offer a free Business English course to migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in partnership with AllTalk Training.

Students learn business English skills and cultural knowledge that are most often useful in the workplace in Ireland, such as:

  • Greetings and introductions in a professional context (incl. small talk and body language)
  • Writing professional business emails
  • Speaking up in meetings in English
  • Clarifying information
  • Answering and making phone calls in English
  • Communicating on video calls
  • Presenting data
  • Understanding indirect communication in Ireland

All students must be over 18 years of age and have an upper-intermediary (B2) level English, at a minimum.

We are not currently taking on new students for this course. Please complete our sign-up form to receive an email when applications are open.

Career Path Day

Online event for job seekers to learn about career opportunities with an Open Doors member company, understand their recruitment process, and connect with recruiters.

If you're interested, please complete our sign up form and we'll be in touch with more details.

Recruitment Drives

In person event for job seekers to interview for a job opportunity with an Open Doors member company.

If you're interested, please complete our sign up form and we'll be in touch with more details.

CV, Cover Letter and Job Interview

We have a CV guide and a CV template, which should help you create a well-written CV that fits into what is expected in Ireland, while highlighting your strengths and helping you stand out from the crowd. The guide contains information about what a recruiter or hiring manager will expect to see on each section of your CV, practical tips for those with qualifications and experience from other countries, examples of what to include and not include, and much more.

Watch our CV Tutorial here: English | Ukrainian

Job Search Support

We offer individual, tailored guidance for job seekers in Ireland. This includes support with identifying career goals, creating a career plan, finding job opportunities, preparing job applications and getting ready for job interviews.

You can find our Job Seeker Checklist here, and a sample of the completed document here.

Career Skills

The Open Doors Initiative, through their partners, offers a free online tool that helps young people assess their career skills and gives them a language around these skills - communication skills, interpersonal skills, CV creation, job interview skills, among other things.

 

Start Your Business Series 

In person and online workshops for entrepreneurs and those interested in starting their own business in Ireland.

If you're interested, please complete our sign up form and we'll be in touch with more details.

To watch a recording of our previous sessions, please visit our YouTube channel.

Entrepreneurship Course

12-week online course provided by TU Dublin for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs. Students who complete the course are eligible to receive 5 ECTS credits, aligning with Level 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

If you're interested, please complete our sign up form and we'll be in touch with more details.

Events & Workshops

We offer free skill-building workshops about:

  • Job seeking skills (CV, Job Interview, LinkedIn, Recruitment Process, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurship (Setting up a Business, Business Plan, Accounting, Marketing, etc.)
  • General career support (Coaching, Networking, Employment Rights, Self-Confidence, etc.)
  • and much more!

You can find a list of our next events and workshops here.

YouTube Channel

Find video tutorials for how to write your CV, set up your business in Ireland, and more on our YouTube channel.

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