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Applications are currently open to graduates with a disability for six months, paid, mentored work placements in a number of Departments within the Civil Service. These are based nationwide as part of the Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) Programme. This programme is open to graduates with a disability from all disciplines and the closing date to apply is 12pm, Wednesday, the 4th of March 2020.

Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) is a work placement programme which aims to promote access to the labour market for graduates with disabilities and build the capacity of employers to integrate disability into the mainstream workplace. Participating employers (WAM Leaders) collaborate with WAM to offer mentored, paid, work placements for graduates with disabilities. This partnership brings graduates with disabilities and employers together so that both can benefit from each other - ensuring genuine learning opportunities for all.

On behalf of the Civil and Public Service, the Civil Service Equality Unit has worked in partnership with the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) to create a six month paid programme aimed at graduates with disabilities.

Placements may arise in all areas of Ireland which includes Dublin, Ballina, Backweston Kildare, Cork, Cavan, Drogheda, Dundalk, Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny, Limerick, Navan, Nenagh, Trim, Tullamore, Waterford and Wexford.

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a NFQ Level 8 before 31st March 2020 and must be a citizen of the European Economic Area and be ready and available to undertake a full-time, graduate level work placement from May 2020.

You can find out if you are eligible and apply through the Ahead Website. The closing date is 12pm, Wednesday, the 4th of March.