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Work Placement Opportunities – Now Available!


Graduates with Disabilities/Specific Learning Differences

If you are a graduate with a disability/specific learning differences seeking valuable work experience the AHEAD WAM (Willing Able Mentoring) Programme may be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Applications are now being sought for 6 Work Placements available in ABBOTT IRELAND (based in Clonmel, Tipperary) in the following roles:

  • HR Assistant
  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Training Specialist
  • Manufacturing Engineer (x2)
  • Manufacturing Technician


Work placements are paid, mentored and for six months. Job descriptions are available on request

Candidates interested in making an application will need to complete a WAM Application form and return it along with an up-to-date CV to AHEAD.

Deadline date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday 3rd June, 2011.

Application forms, job descriptions and further information are available from our website at:

Alternatively you can contact WAM directly by email: or Tel. 01-2789325.

Working to include, including for work


     WAM is a FÁS Funded Programme

We were delighted to hear Sinead Kane, a WAM Participant and supporter of AHEAD speaking to Ryan Tubridy on 2fm this week. Sinead was chatting about her career and experience as a person with a disability.

You can listen to the interview here:

Taken from the website:

Tubridy Wednesday:

On Todays Show,

Ryan spoke to Sinead Kane, Ireland’s first Visually Impaired Solicitor. Sinead has a combination of four eye conditions which leave her with only five per cent vision, meaning that she is legally blind. Sinead was highlighting some of the issues that visually impaired people encounter. You can check out Sinead’s website