Jobsbridge has been in the news again, and finally the scheme is being reviewed and changes made.
This is my experience of being on the scheme
At the end of 2010 I returned to Ireland after working in UK. I returned to a country I did not recognise and found myself like so many others unemployed. In 2011 I decided to upskill and did a Pitman Secretarial Diploma and in 2012 a Digital Marketing Diploma while unemployed, paid for out of my savings. At the end of 2012 I started looking for a Jobsbridge Digital Marketing Internship. This scheme was supposed to be for people like me, long term unemployed as a way to get back to employment.