Friday August 7, 2020

The end of JobBridge and the internship dilemma

Done properly an internship can bridge the gap between theory and practice

26th June, 2016
When will the JobBridge and internship end? Pic: iStock

The JobBridge scheme has been in operation for close to five years and has attracted a fair amount of controversy during that time. Practically all of the opposition parties, for example, have been vociferous in their criticism of the scheme. Among other things, JobBridge has been accused of abuse and exploitation of workers.

The Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has announced that he will replace JobBridge with a scheme “more suited to the current...

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