As part of the Feeding Ireland’s Future initiative from Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), who encourage retailers and suppliers to adopt industry best practices, our bottler
Now in its third year, ‘Feeding Ireland’s Future’ is an initiative which brings Irish companies in the retail, food and drink industries together to offer pre-employment skills and training to young unemployed people between the ages of 18 – 24.
2016 saw the Ballycoolin-based beverage company’s involvement for a second year and over the course of the week, unemployed young people from Finglas, Blanchardstown, Santry, Artane, Donaghmede and Raheny availed of the opportunity to develop practical skills required to secure employment, or return to work.
During the week, employees at
Sessions throughout the week included workshops on CV writing and interview preparation, how to leverage online tools such as LinkedIn, insights into recruiter selection methods, and communication and presentation skills training.
“As Ireland’s leading non-alcoholic drinks company with roots in Ballycoolin, we were delighted to participate in ‘Feeding Ireland’s Future’ for a 2nd year, and support jobseekers from communities across North Dublin” said Orla Heffernan,
“We were really pleased to see such engagement in this initiative from our employees at
Almost 1,000 young people used the opportunity to gain the skills they need to get back to work in 43 locations across Ireland. The Feeding Ireland’s Future initiative, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, is promoted by ECR Ireland, with the support of its members, in partnership with the Department of Social Protection, through its Intreo service.
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