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It’s a temp job you work Monday to Friday usually part time for up to three years then you’re let go you get promises of we might keep you on after the CE scheme is over but they don’t they just move on to the next sucker waste of time better of looking for a real job
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It was great to boost self esteem and confidence I worked with alot of friendly and professional people loved seeing the elderly people and just getting to know them as alot of them seen lonely
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I done my safe pass certificate
Forklift license

Full driving B

Manua

l handing certificate

Work at alternative

Painting and decorating

Planting corps
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nothing to say,great supervisor, not enough courses /none course above level 5,if you are a qualified/trade person ,there is nothing to gain learn in the scheme,that is why i was not call for this but i volunteer .
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i Worked in an employment scheme while out of work a few years ago. I worked long & hard hours for an extra €20 per week. I did a lot of maintenance on the grounds including paining a clubhouse with no extra reward. The positive was that it got me out of the house & gave me something to do.
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I started my CE Scheme with Tidy Towns It started off fine until the guy that was running it had me absolutely hounded with Texts messages and Phone calls telling me what to do, Where was i etc it actually got out of hand i made a complaint to my CE Employer but nothing was done about this Tidy Towns guy is totally way out of order a bully I don't know where they get these people from but i certainly would not recommend anyone to do a CE Scheme with this particular guy easier ways of earning money instead of cheap labour under a bully.
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Preperation
Stock control

Hygiene

Cooking

Delivery


I deliver quality food in a friendly environment and work in a team on a limited budget for homeless
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Gardening and other general duties , painting , cleaning the streets and involvement in the tidy towns system. We were also involved in the decorating of the street for festivals and holidays.
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The mistakes /incompetence of these Supervisors make with no accountability.. How can participants follow such leaders with continual rather major mistakes with their participants. Because of0 lack of knowledge they use bullying tactics to control their participants. They will never apologise for their mistakes. These people need to trained properly, not using some old fashioned way of handling problems. Participants are not in the Army....They lack skills.
Pros
Attend
Cons
Non ability of Supervisors
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many training opportunities in other aspects of work health benefits good communication between both parties good
good people working together during recession
Pros
all safety aspects catered for.
Cons
none
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I have gained confidence, experience and enjoy all aspects of the job, I also have access to different courses that may come up while on the Scheme. I have access to different courses when they arise i.e. First Aid, Manual handling, Personal development. All which is
very good for me and it prepares me for full time employment.
Pros
19.5 hours weekly, sociable hours. Good interaction with staff/peers
Cons
Laundry assistant can be very boring.
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Great place to mix and build relationships with other like minded people. Typical day involved Thai Chi in the mornings, Drama in afternoons and finish of the day with some Art work/ Wood work. I learned to have more confidence in my own abilities. The thing I found most difficult was Thai Chi as I felt it was to early to do this activity would prefer it later in the day instead, maybe at the end of the day so can help unwind participants. The area I most enjoyed was Acting and Dancing part, where I could have fun with my other peers, while learning important skills.
Pros
short days, mix in the group
Cons
lack of commitment from some peers
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i learned how to work in a community
and in general it was a great experience and would recommend it to any community

work included cleaning up the village

and the up keep of the community center.
Pros
good for local employment
Cons
to low patment
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KARE Kildare. Typical day involved caring for service users, bringing out on outings, helping with feeding, intimate care.

CE workers are treated as free, cheap labour to do the work that the full time employees should be doing, without any real training or shadowing structure in place. I would not advise anyone to do one of these schemes within KARE without first checking with someone who was previously based in the location in which you would be placed. You will do the exact same work as full time employees (while they surf the net!), for much less money and with no job security. There is a culture within the organisation of using and abusing CE workers.
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None
Cons
Loads!!
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Great place to work, but unfortunately the management are not in a position to offer me a more permanent position at this time.
Pros
Near where I live.
Cons
Although I enjoy my time working and gaining new experience here, I feel I have much more to give.
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Great experience in different areas of administration.
Good interaction with other staff members.

Work on your own initiative.
Cons
Even though there was clearly a permanent parttime position required, I was let go and another CE person recruited.
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Didn't expect this to be any good, but I was surprised that I did enjoy it.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Pros
Working
Cons
wages a bit too small, and only temporary.
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a typical day at work could be vacuuming/mopping floors, setting up rooms for meetings, conferences and exibitions. Setting up for a soccer match and cleaning up afterwards. There is also an amount of handyman/diy work to be carried out using tools. Overall it's enjoyable to work here.
Cons
it's not full time
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i answered the phone, and would tell the caller about the warmer home scheme. I would also tell them about the benefits of the scheme.
I had to sort out the post, scan it and file it according to each client's folder/account.
Pros
quite close to home
Cons
no possibility of a full-time job after it
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I enjoyed working and participating in the communitity employment scheme.I learned a lot from the scheme,computer skills,communication skills,role playing,there was great comradeship amongst us.We all helped each other and spurred each other on to attain our set goal.
Pros
allowance for lunch and travel.
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