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Three in five JobBridge interns secure employment.Independent evaluation demonstrates internship scheme among the most successful in Europe...Three in five participants in JobBridge - the national internship scheme - secure employment following their internship, according to an independent evaluation published today (May 1st) by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. ..Pictured at the launch were;.Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton. .Ari Emanuel, LinkedIn..Taoiseach Enda Kenny. .Martin Murphy,Chair of the JobBridge National Steering Committee and Managing Director of HP Ireland..Alan Gray, Indecon Economic Consultants....The evaluation, conducted by Indecon Economic Consultants, shows that 61% of interns progress to paid employment after completing their internship. ..The 61% progression rate for JobBridge is among the best in Europe, where progression rates for similar internship schemes average just 34% . ..The evaluation report also found that:.?.96% of host organisations would recommend JobBridge to another employer.?.89% of interns stated that JobBridge had given them new skills.?.Interns found that they also benefitted from: .o.an increase in their self-confidence.o.the opportunity to gain quality work experience.o.the opportunity to establish a network of contacts..The Taoiseach and Minister Burton jointly launched the report at the offices of LinkedIn in Dublin. LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 200 million members, is among the companies which have benefitted from JobBridge, hosting interns who later progressed to full-time employment with the company. ..Welcoming the findings of the report, the Taoiseach said: ?The Government has an ambitious plan to modernise and improve our work activation services as part of our Pathways to Work strategy. JobBridge was a key early scheme to help deliver on this agenda. It is now clear that JobBridge is delivering for thousands of jobseekers by provid
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- The Taoiseach and Minister Burton jointly launched the report at the offices of LinkedIn in Dublin.