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Poll: Is it time to scrap JobBridge?

Participants in the scheme get an extra €50 per week on top of their social welfare.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

ACCORDING TO THE IMPACT trade union, it’s time to scrap the National Internship Scheme, JobBridge.

JobBridge was introduced by the Department of Social Protection in 2011. Participants in the scheme get an extra €50 per week on top of their social welfare payment for signing up an internship programme.

Criticism 

The scheme hasn’t been without criticism over the years, but IMPACT maintains that while the scheme might have had a role to play when employment was on the rise, now the jobs market is improving the initiative should be overhauled.

We want to know what you think?

Poll: Is it time to scrap JobBridge? 


Poll Results:

Yes (8778)
No (1449)
I don't know (534)



Have you had experience with the programme. Good? Bad? Tell us about it in the comments section below. 

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