Connecting young people in primary and secondary schools with volunteers from the world of work. Work placements, Inspiring events, and more. We have a database of over 500 volunteers from all areas – Office workers, Manual Workers, Creatives, Tech-Workers, Healthcare Professionals, Life Coaches, Technical Writers, and many, many more.

 

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Inspiring Visit to the Dáil!

We brought 8 young people to the Dáil yesterday for ‘For a Brighter Tomorrow; Youth Voices on the Future of Ireland’ to present to Deputies, Senators, and Councillors in the Dáil on issue of Mental Health and Housing. These student made excellent presentations, shared their lived experiences on these issues, and outlined solutions that will…

Guest Post from Student Ella Chaney – St. Aidan’s Community School

We invited student Ella Chaney to write about her work experience facilitated by Inspiring the Future Ireland and The Echo. Read what Ella has to say: I really enjoyed working with the echo even if it only was for a week. I learned a lot about what it was like to work on a real…

Guest Post from Student Ben Coyne – St Aidan’s Community School

We invited student Ben Coyne to write about his work experience facilitated by Inspiring the Future Ireland and The Echo. Read what Ben has to say: My week working for the echo was one of the most enjoyable weeks I have ever had. Being able to write about something I am passionate about and having…

Work Placement with The Echo!

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Work Placement with CBRE!

This week we have students from Adamstown visiting CBRE for their work placements! The student got a pleasant surprise when they stepped into the office for the first time as it was recently upgraded to a super modern design! They worked on their project for the week and getting then networked each day. They also…

Virtual Work Placement with Intel!

Inspiring the Future Ireland is very pleased to have hosted our first virtual work placement with Intel Ireland! “The students were amazing. So engaged and worked super hard!” Over 4 weeks students participated in 2 sessions per week of 2.5 hours per day. They began and ended the day with a call with their placement…

Local Career Role Models with Laura Basquel – Gaelic Player and Doctor

“Be unapologetically yourself because the people who love you will see you and support you. If anyone doesn’t, don’t let their negativity take away from you. “Be you and be the best you can, that’s all anyone is doing in life – the best they can. “Focus on yourself and I think one of the…

Local Career Role Models with Rónán Ó Dálaigh – Thriftify

“I did well enough in the Leaving Cert but I found school very, very challenging,” he recalls. “I would have been a bit older than other people in secondary school, I finished when I was 19 so I was a year older than people. “I found it very, very challenging to be a guy who’s…