Back to Work Supports

There are a number of financial incentives, work programmes or work experience programmes available to unemployed people looking to return to work or gain work experience in certain areas. These include:

  • BTWEA - Back to Work Enterprise Allowance
  • Short-term Enterprise Allowance
  • Part-time work and Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Part-time work and Jobseeker's Benefit
  • Community Employment
  • Community Services Programme

Visit the Jobs Ireland website for further information on what's available in your area including jobs, work placement programmes and internships: Visit Jobs Ireland

Contact Us


You can speak, in complete confidence, to an Information Officer in the Information and Advocacy section directly at 01 - 856 0088 , Monday - Thursday 9.30 am to 5.00 pm and Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm.


Use the online Contact Us form on the INOU website


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