Republic of Ireland (R.O.I)
People 1st set up in the Republic Of Ireland (R.O.I) in 2015 and we have 3 main offices in Co. Donegal: Letterkenny, Dungloe and Buncrana, with additional outreach offices in Killbegs, Dunfanaghy, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and Ballybofey.
We deliver two employability programmes:
- Intreo Partner National Employment Service – delivered on behalf of the DEASP as a supply chain partner of Seetec Ireland. We provide job seekers with the employment assistance and advice services needed to establish financial independence, whether that be fulltime employment or training.
- MEAS project is a FREE programme to help Migrants living in Donegal with Employability, Social Inclusion, Improve English Language and into Employment or Educational Training.We promote the social values of equality, diversity, inclusiveness and empathy, enabling our clients to become part of their local communities.
National Employment Service (NES)
We deliver the Intreo Partner National Employment Service in communities across Donegal.
We provide job seekers with the employment assistance and advice services needed to establish financial independence, whether that be full-time employment or training.
The Intreo Partner National Employment Service (NES) is a service provided under contract to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
Part Time Work and Part Time Students:
- If you are a part-time worker you should advise your Employment Advisor of your work pattern in order to schedule your appointments to take account of work commitments
- If you are currently participating with one of the Part Time Education Schemes e.g. Part Time Springboard, you should advise your Employment Advisor of any course commitments when arranging appointments. You must continue to engage with the service.
- While you are on the NES, if you take up a TUS or CE position you are still required to participate in the programme and attend appointments as well as continuing to look for full-time employment.
- If you are currently self-employed but working on a part-time basis, you should advise your Employment Advisor of your work pattern in order to schedule your appointments to take account of work commitments
- If you are currently self-employed and working on a full time basis and therefore, unable to engage, you should inform your local Intreo office and schedule a review of your Jobseeker’s payment.
MIGRANT EMPLOYMENT ADVICE & SUPPORT (MEAS)
The MEAS project (Migrant Employment Advice & Support) is a FREE programme to help Migrants living in Donegal with Employability, Social Inclusion, English Language skills and support them to progress into Employment or Educational Training. It promotes the social values of equality, diversity, inclusiveness and empathy, enabling our clients to become part of their local communities. Please feel free to view our latest MEAS flyer by clicking here
The People 1st MEAS team is headed up by experienced and dedicated Project Manager Penny Brennan. With her drive for empowerment and positive change, Penny has made her mark in various impactful roles over the years. For four years, she served as an Employment Advisor on the WISE (Women’s Integration Skills & Employment) program, where her mission was crystal clear: support women back into the workplace. Penny not only enhanced their employability but also helped them secure full-time employment. She’s a true confidence builder, focusing on personal development and nurturing the social skills needed for a successful return to work. In the last year, Penny took on the vital role of a Family Liaison Officer on the Community Family Support Programme, providing valuable support to families throughout Northern Ireland.
Currently, Penny shines as the Project Manager of the MEAS program. Her dedication knows no bounds as she assists migrants and non-nationals arriving in Ireland. She’s all about helping them improve their English language skills and boosting their employability, ultimately guiding them toward meaningful employment. Penny is also a fantastic connector, introducing migrants to cultural and community groups.
MEAS provides a FREE:
- Dedicated Employment Advisor
- CV Preparation
- Job Applications
- Interview Skills
- Conversational English Classes
- Cultural Workshops
- Introduction to Community Groups
- Access to Training and Educational Opportunities
For more Information contact Penny in our Letterkenny office or your local MEAS Advisor
Donegal North/Letterkenny Penny 086 145 2250
Donegal West – Kasia 086 145 2249
Our ROI Team
The ROI programmes are headed up by experienced manager Eamonn Moore and his team members, who are based across Donegal. Eamonn and the team are focused on helping you on your journey back to employment, and are happy to answer any questions you may have; feel free to contact them using the information below.
ROI Programme Locations
Hear from our programme participants
“This course has boosted my confidence and empowered me to move forward and to anyone who finds themselves in unemployment, I would highly recommend that they use this as a stepping stone either to employment or further education. At this moment in time, I look forward to the future with a brighter outlook.”
” I was sceptical that the team could help me at first as I was always very proactive in my job search. But I was pleasantly surprised. Upon meeting my supervisor having a one to one helped to refine my job search and helped with updating my CV and having more resources available to me was extremely helpful.”
“I would recommend this service to a friend because it helps guide you in the right direction when job searching, it is a safe space to ask questions and above all the support is great. Job searching is a lonely and daunting task which can take a toll on your mental health so having my Employment Advisor there to support me has really helped my self-esteem and outlook whilst job searching.”