Youth Developmental Internship

The south East region has had above average unemployment figures in recent years and this affects young people as well. The average youth unemployment rate in the region over the last twelve months has been 32% as compared with the national figure of 26% in the same period.

The New Youth Developmental Internship (YDI) This Internship (YDI) is one of many youth focused actions that Ireland has committed to delivering under the Irish Youth Guarantee.

A YDI offers a young person, who has had little or no experience of working, the opportunity to learn basic work skills and social skills while on a placement in a real work situation.

The YDI is aimed at 18-24 year olds, who are signing on the live register and who have limited or no experience of work and in particular, those young people who would find it difficult to progress through candidate screening in a typical recruitment process. The objective is to provide young people with an opportunity to learn and develop various work skills and gain relevant workplace experience. See the brochure for further information or contact me at

Employers are being asked to register their interest in offering a YDI placement by emailing

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