Written answers

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

National Internship Scheme Data

Photo of Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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331. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide in tabular form the number of JobBridge interns taken on in County Louth in his Department from September 2013 until January 2014. [3609/14]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
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My Department is a participant in the "JobBridge National Internship Scheme” providing work experience placements for interns for a 6 or 9 month period. When an opportunity arises to offer a JobBridge internship for my Department it is advertised on the JobBridge website and is open to eligible JobBridge applicants from all counties.

In 2013 and to date in 2014 there were seven JobBridge internships in my Department’s Dublin offices in areas such as company law and legal research, intellectual property and copyright report research, records management and entrepreneurship strategy projects.

My Department does not have any offices in County Louth and an examination of the home addresses of those who have been JobBridge internees in my Department does not identify anybody who identified for us an address in County Louth.

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