FIT Ukrainian Training and Employment Services Hub

FIT is utilising its unique resources, expertise & experience to aid those displaced by the war in Ukraine successfully integrate into Irish society and workforce.

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FIT Ukrainian Training and Employment Services Hub

FIT is utilising its unique resources, expertise & experience to aid those displaced by the war in Ukraine successfully integrate into Irish society and workforce.

Who are FIT?

The FIT Ukrainian Training & Employment Services Hub is based in FIT’s head office in Glasnevin and is run by experienced members of the FIT Team. It provides a safe and friendly space where displaced Ukrainians can meet, share experiences and network with fellow Ukrainians that have recently moved to Ireland.

Ukrainians can use our free high-speed internet, to communicate with family members and colleagues still residing in Ukraine. It is strictly invitation only, register below ensuring you tick the relevant box and we will invite you to our Glasnevin office (north side of Dublin city).

How we can help you?

The Hub will provide a safe and friendly space where displaced Ukrainians can meet, share experiences and network with fellow Ukrainians that have recently moved to Ireland as well as communicate to family members and colleagues still residing in Ukraine.

We can help you prepare for training and employment in the Ireland. Professional assistance will be available with respect to free English classes, CV preparation, interview techniques, Tech Training Courses and Digital Skills Development.  General information and advice will also be provided with respect to access to relevant services and community organisations.

Once registered with the FIT Ukrainian hub, FIT can provide assistance to you in one or more of the following areas:

English Classes

CV Workshops

Interview Technique Workshops

Training Courses

Digital Skills Development

General Information

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Testimonials from Ukrainians

Apply for assistance

Before you communicate with us in any other way we first need you to register. We will then assess your level of English, your existing skills and education, including any tech abilities.

To register fill in the form below. Please be aware that our response may take time due to the volumes of people.

FAQS

Jobs

FIT can help you improve your chances of access employment in Ireland by helping you with your CV, interview techniques and by offering guidance on relevant training & skills development.

At this link https://is.gd/2fock1 you can download presentations in Ukrainian or English, additional information and CV templates so that you always remember the key points of creating a CV and conducting interviews. An alternative link to Google Drive https://is.gd/NzKdG6

Remember that you need to make a CV using the templates above, fill them in the Irish sample, we can help with grammatical / spelling errors, professional language skills and general advice. That is, the design and personal sections such as Work Experience, Education, Hobbies should be ready.

There are many different resources for finding a job. Recommended sites include:

https://ie.indeed.com/ because there are reviews about employers, and you can understand in advance what kind of company and how they relate to their employees. Also about the reviews is a very useful resource.

https://glassdoor.ie/, where you can find out how much they pay in a particular company in a particular position.

You can also use LinkedIn.com yourself to find a job, most Irish companies are present there and post vacancies there more often.

https://jobsireland.ie/ has various jobs, including government programs.

https://www.jobs.ie/

https://www.irishjobs.ie

If you are a qualified medical or educational professional please find information below on how to get registered in Ireland. Education and medicine are regulated here by the relevant unions. To work in Ireland as a teacher, you need to have permission from the relevant union and be registered with them. 

Teaching https://teachingcouncil.ie/

and medicine https://medicalcouncil.ie/

Training

Thanks to Temporary Protection Directive, Ukrainians have the same rights as European citizens, so they are entitled to free training in QQI levels 5-6, this is the equivalent of our vocational training such as vocational schools or Ukrainian colleges. You can find QQI 5-6 courses here: https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder

QQI 7-9 levels are also available, which are completely free for the unemployed and will only need to pay 10% of the course fee in case the person is working full-time: https://springboardcourses.ie/search

FIT also offer a range of courses and you can find more info here: https://fit.ie/courses/

Ukrainians may be eligible for payments while studying or can keep existing payments for certain courses, but some payments like jobseeker allowance unemployment benefits are only available for a set period. More information on some supports can be found here:

1. The PLC Bursary scholarship covering tuition at 5-6 levels is also available for Ukrainians.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e7843-plc-bursary-for-displaced-persons-ukraine-scheme-2022-your-questions-answered/

2. Also, BTEA is one of the popular scholarships to receive

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social_welfare/social_welfare_payments/back_to_education/back_to_education_allowance.html

English

If you sign up for English lessons you will be invited to an English assessment. Once this is completed notification of level/grading is issued. You are then invited to attend a relevant group and will be notified about the time and date.

If you wish to work on your English yourself in tandem with actual classes, you could try Luke’s English Podcast through the free application player.fm: https://player.fm/series/lukes-english-podcast-learn-british-english-with-luke-thompson-1429207

In order to prepare for the Irish job market you will need a CV. Here are some resources, https://is.gd/2fock1 in Ukrainian and English. There is additional information and CV templates so that you always remember the key points of creating a CV and conducting interviews. An alternative link to Google Drive https://is.gd/NzKdG6

Remember that you need to make a CV using the templates above, fill them in the Irish sample, we can help with grammatical/spelling errors, professional language skills and general advice. The design and personal sections such as Work Experience, Education, Hobbies should be ready before you begin this workshop, if possible.

Here are some resources, https://is.gd/2fock1 in Ukrainian and English. There is additional information and CV templates so that you always remember the key points of creating a CV and conducting interviews. An alternative link to Google Drive https://is.gd/NzKdG6

FIT will provide you with information on courses that are relevant to your skills & future plans. In the meantime, please feel free to view info on https://fit.ie/courses/

FIT partnering with LinkedIn and Microsoft can provide you with access to a LinkedIn Learning certification platform. This platform gives you access to short online courses in business, creative and tech.

One of the best ways to demonstrate your competence to a future employer is through LinkedIn Learning. The LinkedIn digital certificate platform enables you can gain or improve your digital skills simply by practicing online at any time convenient for you. FIT also can offer you access to multiple learning platforms through our established tech partnerships.

Other helpful resources


Info for Ukrainians

Immigration services

Click the link below for more information on immigration services such as:

  • More Information on the EU Temporary Protection Directive
  • Who can avail of Temporary Protection?
  • Entitlements for persons granted Temporary Permission
  • Who is excluded from eligibility for Temporary Protection?
  • Registering your immigration permission

Temporary Protection for People fleeing the conflict in Ukraine – Immigration Service Delivery (irishimmigration.ie)


Immigration FAQs

This FAQ page provides the most up to date arrangements for Ukrainian Citizens and their Family members wishing to travel to Ireland.

Click the FAQ link below for the most up to date arrangements for Ukrainian citizens and their family members.

FAQs – for Ukraine Nationals and Residents of Ukraine – Immigration Service Delivery (irishimmigration.ie)


Coming to Ireland from Ukraine

Click the links below for more information on services such as:

  • Visas
  • Immigration and international protection
  • Ukraine Support Centres
  • Social welfare
  • Accommodation and housing
  • Healthcare and medical cards
  • Working in Ireland
  • Education
  • Pets, driving and other issues

Coming to Ireland from Ukraine (citizensinformation.ie)

Information for Ukrainian refugees coming to Ireland (Irish Refugee Council)


Libraries Ireland – National Library Network of Ireland.

For a full list of libraries and their locations across Ireland, please visit: Library Services in Ireland | Libraries Ireland

  • You can get a free library card from your local library. If you are in temporary accommodation or if you move, you can show a Library staff member your Ukrainian photo ID and you will be issued a card, which you can use in any library in Ireland. Children are also issued with their own Library Membership Card.
  • With your Library Membership Card, you can use a computer for free in a library, work on your CV and access online training supports that the Ukrainian Hub provide
  • Casual English Language Classes are held in libraries across Ireland, providing individuals with an opportunity to practice their English with peers, which is a very important method of improving conversation and skill.
  • Two programmes that you can access free and online via a Library website, using your Library Membership card include:
    1. Universal Class: this programme provides learners with a range of modules, accredited through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. Universal Class courses are awarded CEU (Continuing Education Units) points. Certificates of Completion (digital and print) are awarded at the end of study. Courses are delivered in live sessions with tutors. Library Members are entitled to 5 Universal Class courses for free.
    2. Transparent Language: Transparent Language is a free online language course. There is an adult version and children’s version and can be navigated at the learner’s own pace

Supports for Ukrainians in Ireland

Click the link below for more information on services such as:

  • Supports for Ukrainians in Ireland-duction
  • Information in Ukrainian and Russian
  • Education and childcare supports
  • Looking for work
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Opening a bank account
  • Post, phone and internet services
  • Immigration advice

Supports for Ukrainians in Ireland

National Library Service

You can get a free library card from your local library. If you are in temporary accommodation or if you move, you can show a Library staff member your Ukrainian photo ID and you will be issued a card, which you can use in any library in Ireland. Children are also issued with their own Library Membership Card. 

With your Library Membership Card, you can use computers for free in any local library across Ireland, work on your CV and access online training supports that the Ukrainian Hub provide 

With your Library Membership Card, you can use a computer for free in a library, which can assist you in accessing FIT education and training online workshops 

Casual English Language Classes are held in libraries across Ireland, providing individuals with an opportunity to practice their English with peers, which is a very important method of improving conversation and skill. 

Two programmes that you can access free and online via a Library website, using your Library Membership card include: 

Universal Class: this programme provides learners with a range of modules, accredited through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. Universal Class courses are awarded CEU (Continuing Education Units) points. Certificates of Completion (digital and print) are awarded at the end of study. Courses are delivered in live sessions with tutors. Library Members are entitled to 5 Universal Class courses for free. 

Transparent Language: Transparent Language is a free online language course. There is an adult version and children’s version and can be navigated at the learner’s own pace

For a full list of libraries and their locations across Ireland, please visit: https://www.librariesireland.ie/


Public services for people who have arrived in Ireland from Ukraine

Click the link below for more information on services such as:

  • Accommodation
  • Childcare and education
  • Healthcare and disability services
  • Irish people in Ukraine

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/5152c-contact-public-services-people-arrived-in-ireland-ukraine/


Protecting Children

Click the link below for guidance for protecting displaced and refugee children in and outside of Ukraine.

https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/guidance-protecting-displaced-children-ukraine


Work Equal/ Dress for Success

Click the link below for information on professional styling, mentoring, workshops, and career consulting services which are free of charge to support women (re)entering the workforce.

workequal.ie


Info for people wishing to help Ukrainians

Click the links below for how people/ businesses can help

How people and community groups can help

How can you accommodate Ukrainian Refugees

DCEDIY and Irish Red Cross launch accommodation pledge register to support Ukrainian refugees


Arriving in Ireland

Click the link below for more information on services such as:

  • What happens when you arrive at Dublin Airport
  • If you arrive in Ireland as an unaccompanied minor
  • If you have arrived in Ireland and have not received your permission letter
  • If you have already arrived in Ireland and want to get a PPSN and apply for income supports
  • Applying for international protection
  • Registering your immigration permission

Arriving in Ireland (Gov.ie)


Social Welfare supports

Click the link below for more information on welfare services such as:

  • Social Welfare supports for those arriving from Ukraine under the EU Temporary Protection Directive
  • Getting public services when you arrive in Ireland
  • Get a Personal Public Services Number (PPSN)
  • Income supports
  • Apply for income supports
  • Getting a payment
  • What to do if you start working
  • Where to go to get government supports

Social Welfare supports for those arriving from Ukraine (Gov.ie)


Click the link below for guidance for protecting displaced and refugee children in and outside of Ukraine

Unicef Guidance for protecting children in and outside of Ukraine


Temporary protection

Click the links below for more information on temporary protection services:

Accommodation (Gov.ie)

Ireland’s response to the situation in Ukraine (Gov.ie)


Accommodation

Click the links below for more information on accommodation services:

Accommodation for you or your family

Ukraine shelter



Employment, childcare and education

Click the links below for more information on services such as:

  • Employment and self-employment
  • Pre-school and childcare
  • Education

Employment, childcare and education (Gov.ie)

Childcare and education (Gov.ie)


Education, Schools and Training Boards

The 16 regional ETBs and will be staffed by existing regionally based education support personnel. The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and the initial focus will be on assisting families in securing school places. Click the link below for more information.

Regional Education And Language Teams For Ukraine


Children Pre-school

Click the link below for more information on Pre-school services.

Dublin City Childcare Committee


Online Schools & Courses

Ukrainian School is a virtual school created to ensure the adaptation of children to study in another country. Click the link below for more information.

Ukraine School

eCollege is a government-funded online training facility. It provides a range of online learning courses, available any time through broadband internet access. Click the link below for more information.

Free online training courses with eCollege (Gov.ie)


 


Click the link below for more information on healthcare services such as:

  • Healthcare services that are provided
  • Paying for these services
  • Healthcare services for children, women and older people
  • Medical treatment for people with chronic diseases or other emergency illnesses
  • Information in Ukrainian and Russian

Healthcare services for Ukrainian nationals in Ireland

Healthcare (gov.ie)


Finding a GP (Family Doctor)

To find a doctor click the link below:

Find GP Services in your area (hse.ie)


Medical Cards

Ukrainian refugees automatically qualify for a medical card. Click the link below for more information.

Medical Cards (HSE)


Healthcare and Disability services

For accessing public healthcare and disability services click the link below.

Healthcare and Disability services



Bus Services

Click the links below for more information on bus services.

Nationwide bus service

Dublin Bus service


Train Services

Click the links below for more information on train services.

Nationwide train service

Dublin/Wicklow area DART

Luas tram service Dublin city


Driving

Citizen Information – 0818 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm). Click the links below for more information on driving licences.

Information on Driving Licence applications

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The team

The FIT Ukrainian Hub team is there to help in any way they can, whether that is providing access to free high-speed internet and laptops, helping access employment with your current skill set or advising on routes into our various training programmes.

Read this page in Ukrainian

Читайте цю сторінку українською

How to contact us?

You may be invited to attend the Hub, after you register. Please wait until you receive information from us. You can call us between 10-4pm or email us and we will get back to you to help in whatever way we can. 

Dublin Office

7A Bellevue Industrial Estate,
Glasnevin, Dublin 11, D11 YE00
Dublin Bus No: 40, 220 or 220A

Opening hours

10am – 4pm Monday to Friday