Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY
 
In order to be eligible to participate in GAA/JobBridge Fís Féidireacht Internship Scheme an individual must be:
  • Currently in receipt of a live claim (Jobseekers Allowance/Jobseekers Benefit/Signing for Credits) on the Live Register;
  • And have been in receipt of Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or signing for Social Insurance Contribution Credits for a total of 3 months or more in the last 6 months.
According to guidelines established by the Department of Social Protection periods spent on Back to Education Allowance, VTOS, FÁS/Fáilte Ireland Training courses, Youthreach, FIT, Community Employment Schemes, Social Economy Programme, Rural Social Scheme, Back to Work Scheme, FÁS Job Initiative or Job Assist do count towards meeting the eligibility of JobBridge provided:
  • The individual has completed these programmes
  • The individual has signed back on to the Live Register
  • Is in receipt of Jobseekers Benefits/Allowance or Jobseeker Credits immediately before commencing on JobBridge.
 Once a potential intern has been selected to complete a placement they will be provided with an Eligibility Form by their supervisor/mentor/interview panel.
 
A potential intern must take their Eligibility Form to their local Social Welfare Office to confirm their eligibility.
 
If the individual is eligible:
Their local Social Welfare Office will return the completed form to JobBridge. 
 
If the individual is not eligible:
Their local Social Welfare Office will return the form to the individual who must then contact the GAA to inform them that they are ineligible for the scheme.

Commencement on the internship is dependant on the Department of Social Protection confirming the individual’s eligibility.
 
The GAA will not allow a potential intern to commence a placement until their eligibility has been confirmed by the Department of Social Protection.