Intreo is the name of the Public Employment Service in Ireland. It is a service provided by the Department of Social Protection. Intreo is responsible for managing a range of resources around employment and income support. It provides services to both jobseekers and employers.
What services does Intreo provide?
Intreo provides a range of services to support people on the different stages of their employment journey.
Connects jobseekers with jobs
If you are looking for a job, Intreo can help you to find a suitable employment opportunity. They do this by advertising job listings online, and by directing individual jobseekers towards relevant opportunities.
If you want to search for jobs online and create a profile to match your skills and experience with available jobs, you can visit Intreo’s job search website jobsireland.ie. This website also lists apprenticeships, and vacancies in the Work Placement Experience Programme, Youth Employment Support Scheme and Community Employment Programme.
To arrange to speak with somebody about job opportunities that might be suitable for you, you can contact your local Intreo office by email or phone.
Connects service users with employment schemes
If you are a job seeker, Intreo can help you access a range of work experience and placement programmes. These schemes can help you to gain valuable experience to help you move to a new job. These include:
- Work Placement Experience Programme
- Community Employment Programme
- Voluntary Work Option
- Rural Social Scheme
- Community Services Programme
To find out whether you are eligible for these or any other schemes, visit the links above or contact your local Intreo office.
Provides guidance and advice to jobseekers
If you are looking for a job but need some guidance on job applications, Intreo has some services that may help you. They can provide you with CV advice, help you to identify your skills and tell you more about relevant courses and training options.
Offers learning and upskilling services
Intreo has a number of ways to support you to upskill or return to education. This can improve your job prospects and help you to re-enter the workplace.
It may be possible to keep some income supports while you are on an education or training course. This depends on the type of course, the length of course and how long you have been getting a qualifying social welfare payment.
The education and training courses Intreo can discuss with you include:
- The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) offers unemployed people education and training opportunities through ETBs
- The Springboard+ initiative in Higher Education offers free, part-time courses at Certificate, Degree and Masters level
- The Skillnet Ireland programme offers a number of programmes for people who would like to reskill or upskill
Intreo also administers Back to Education Programmes and the Training Support Grant.
If you want to know more about how Intreo can help you to upskill or return to education, contact your local Intreo office.
Provides income supports
If you are in need of financial assistance, you might be eligible for one of the income supports administered by Intreo. These include:
Intreo also administers in-work income supports, including:
- Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment
- Back to Work Family Dividend
- Working Family Payment
- Partial Capacity Benefit
- Part-time Job Incentive Scheme
- Short Term Enterprise Allowance
- Work Supports for People with a Disability
If you want to find out whether you’re eligible for any income supports, contact your local Intreo office.
Who should use Intreo?
Intreo can offer support to anyone that is jobseeking, hoping to upskill or in need of income support.
Where is Intreo based?
There are Intreo offices all around the country. Find your local Intreo office.
What should you bring to an Intreo centre?
You should bring your PPS number and proof of your address, such as a utility bill in your name.
When does it open?
Opening hours can vary depending on the centre. It is possible to visit during walk-in hours, or schedule an appointment for a specific time. If you wish to apply for an income support such as Jobseeker’s payment, you can do so on MyWelfare.ie.
Need more information?
We are here to answer your questions and talk through your options. Our online chat service is for 16 to 25 year olds and is available Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm. Chat to us now about your situation.
- Chat now to a trained Youth Information Officer
- Or leave us a message and we will email you back