Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (128)

John Deasy


128. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide details of the number of persons who have entered the JobBridge national internship scheme in each of the past three years. [26493/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

JobBridge, the National Internship Scheme, came into operation on 1 July, 2011. The Scheme has made very significant progress in a relatively short period of time. I wish to advise the Deputy that 3,748 internships had commenced as at year end 2011. An additional 9,725 internships commenced in 2012. An additional 4,136 internships have commenced so far in 2013. In total 17,609 internships have commenced to-date.