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Donegal GAA Back to Work Initative

Following on from the success of the joint training initiative we delivered back in September, Donegal GAA  have again partnered with Tech North West Skillnet and are delighted to announce that their exciting sports programme will be delivered again in February 2016 and is open to all job seekers.

The course will be aimed at those seeking a career in a sport related field.

The course is limited to 12 participants and all course participants must be unemployed – this would include recent graduates, former business owners or those longer term unemployed currently on the live registrar.

In addition to a 4 week work placement in a sport related environment (physiotherapy clinic, Gym, leisure centre etc) the participants will undertake 12 days training. This training can be broken into two distinct strands:


  1. Job seeking: to include topics such as interview skills, CV preparation, mock interviews, communication and presentation skills etc


  1. Coaching / healthy lifestyle: to include GAA accredited coaching courses, child protection, basic first aid, sports psychology etc


What’s in it for prospective participants?

·         An opportunity to gain (at no cost) GAA accredited coaching qualifications, basic first aid qualification, a certified child protection course and a range of coaching skills from qualified tutors.

·         You will learn invaluable job seeking skills and an opportunity to spend 4 weeks working in a sport related environment of your choice

·         Donegal tracksuit and polo shirt for all participants

·         Previous course participants have successfully secured employment with their placement company, have embarked on additional 3rd level training in their area of interest. All have enjoyed the course and have indicated that it has helped them to find employment

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and the course is strictly limited to 12 participants. A shortlist will be retained if course is over subscribed

Anyone interested in securing a place on the course, or indeed anyone with any queries should email course co-ordinator Stephen Friel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Closing date for applications will be January 31st 

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