Information for employers: What Springboard graduates offer growing
enterprise sectors in Ireland
An employer considering Springboard to source dynamic, experienced new employees may
wish to note the following:
All Springboard graduates have previous experience in the workplace and they will
bring this valuable practical knowledge and workforce skills into a new job (it is a
requirement that all Springboard participants have a previous history of
Springboard graduates have also just completed a qualification designed specifically
to match identified skills needs. These include the biopharma-pharmachem sector;
medical devices; ICT; the green economy; the food and beverage sector;
international financial services; and cross-enterprise skills such as Six Sigma, lean
and quality systems; business start-up). Courses have been developed in
consultation with employers to ensure that are relevant, up-to-date, and are focused
on ensuring participants are job-ready.
Many Springboard courses include a work placement in a relevant skills area.
The majority of Springboard graduates lost their job through no fault of their own.
Entire industry sectors have been affected by the downturn in Ireland in the past four
years, leading to job losses for many thousands of people who have always worked
who want more than anything to get back into sustainable employment and to
contribute in full again to their workplace, their family, and to society.
By taking up a Springboard course, graduates have demonstrated their motivation
and initiative, and their willingness to be proactive and to take radical steps
(sometimes a 90 degree turn in their career) to cross-skill or up-skill back into a job.
Springboard graduates really want the opportunity to demonstrate the valuable
contribution they can make to a new employer and in a re-started career. Growing
businesses in Ireland will benefit from this calibre of new employee.
For further information go to www.springboardcourses.ie