Work Placement Experience Programme

What is it?

The Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP) gives people who have never had a job or who have lost their job a chance to get work experience. It started on 12 July 2021.

WPEP aims to give you the opportunity to re-train and get experience in a new role, while on a work placement in a host organisation.

You must be aged 18–65, unemployed for at least 6 months and currently getting a qualifying social welfare payment.

Participation is voluntary. There will be no financial penalties if you do not wish to participate in the scheme or if you drop out.

The scheme is open to host organisations in the private, public, civil service, community and voluntary sectors.

WPEP is a scheme under the Pathways to Work Strategy 2021-2025. A previous placement scheme, Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS), which was similar to WPEP, finished in July 2021.

Jobs on the WPEP Scheme can be found here : Work Placement Experience Programme Positions


Community Employment Schemes:


If you are unemployed you might qualify for a CE Scheme. (Community Employment Scheme)

There is a wide variety of options across the county:

Please check them out here and if you need any assistance our SICAP Employment Support Workers are here to help.

Jobs across the County:


Also the following job opportunities across County Kildare: –

Recruit –

Recruit – –

ActiveLink –…

Careerbuilder –

Noel Recruitment –

Clark Recruitment –

Sparktel Recruitment Ltd.

FRS Recruitment –

Osborne Kildare


Monster –

JobsIreland –

Irish –

Job Alert .ie –

Public jobs –