What is the Youth Employment Service?

The Youth Employment Service is an initiative funded by SICAP which supports work with young people under 25years. The Youth Employment Service supports young people both individually and through The Youth Employment Programme to progress to education or employment. Each young person meets with the Youth Employment Support Worker, creates a Personal Action Plan and is supported to work towards their own goal.

What does the Programme Entail? The Youth Employment Service provides a variety of ways for young people to engage.

  1. Individually
  2. Group Work
  3. Online Over Zoom (While Government restrictions are in place)

All young people are initially met individually and registered under The Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP). A Personal Action Plan is created and depending on the needs of the individual they may continue to work individually with the Youth Employment Support Worker or they might benefit from engaging in group work. The group work programme, better known as the Youth Employment Programme, is tailored to meet the needs of each group. The Youth Employment Programme generally runs 2 mornings a week for 12-14 weeks. A typical Youth Employment Programme includes the following:


Work Related Training Career Preparation
  • Safe Pass
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid


  • CV Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Searching


Practical Skills Youth Work
  • QQI Level 4 Home Repair & Maintenance
  • Driver Theory & Practical Driving Lesson
  • Healthy Food Made Easy
  • QQI Level 4 HACCP Training
  • MP Photography
  • Horticulture (Government Restrictions allowing)
  • Music Appreciation
  • Team Building
  • Personal Development
  • 1-1 Mentoring & Coaching
  • Communications
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem Building
  • Cultural Quizzes
  • Information Sessions and Presentations


How are young people referred to the Youth Employment Service?

A young person can self-refer by contacting the Youth Employment Support Worker themselves or they can be referred from other agencies for additional employment support using an agency referral form.


How do I contact the Youth Employment Service?

Mary Byrne or Anthony Moyles are the Youth Employment Support Workers and can be contacted at the numbers and email addresses below.

Our Address: Kildare Community Development Centre, Meadow Road,  Kildare Town, Co Kildare R51 RF88.


Youth Employment Case Study Video 2020:



Anthony Moyles

Youth Employment Support Worker

Anthony Moyles

Mary Byrne

Youth Employment Support Worker

Mary Byrne