The Work Placement Experience Programme allows employers to host a jobseeker on a work experience placement and to help the jobseeker to build new skills and gain valuable work experience. The programme is targeted at jobseekers who are on certain social welfare payments for 6 months(156 days) and want to avail of training and work experience to re-engage with the job market.
Employers who host a WPEP participant will provide a placement for 6 months with the participant attending for work experience for 30 hours a week. There is no cost to the host/employer; the participant will be paid by the Department of Social Protection during their work placement. The WPEP payment will be €306 per week.