Interns get on the inside track

Internships have become increasingly more important in the jobs market, writes Gareth Naughton.

21st September, 2013
Wendy Chin, head of talent acquisition with Paddy Power. Photo: Feargal Ward

Live register figures may have fallen recently, but Ireland's unemployment rate remains stubbornly high.

With no significant turnaround forecast for the near future, internships and upskilling programmes are finding favour with more and more jobseekers keen to re-orientate their skills and experience to suit the needs of the labour market.

But how effective are these routes back into the workplace and how appreciative are employers of those efforts? Are they willing to look to the...

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