Employers' Role in the Bridge to Work Programme


Employers act as partners and facilitators in the Bridge to Work Programme. Getting involved in this programme is an opportunity to transform the lives of marginalised women who are eager to learn and expand their skillset. Previous employers have worked with Ruhama in providing;

  • Specific employment pathways
  • Internships
  • Placements
  • Delivery of training for service users

Our service users bring a variety of professional and personal experience to the workplace that greatly benefits a company’s culture by enriching it’s diversity, inclusiveness and accessibility. The employer can also act as a mentor for a service user on the job to nurture their natural abilities and professional experience in a way that greatly mutually benefits both the service user and the organisation.

There are many benefits associated with the Bridge to Work programme for the employer. Similar to other access programmes, such as graduate programmes, inidviduals complete placements and interships with detailed knowledge of an organisation, pre-existing relationships with the workforce, and an enhanced sense of organisation loyalty and buy-in.

Additionally, many of the organisations who have worked with the Bridge to Work programme have noted that Ruhama service users are ambitious, relatable, eager to learn and committed. 

Hear more about the programme

Our ‘Bridge to Work’ programme is run by coordinator Kim, who acts as a support and contact throughout the programme and during placements of participants. 

If you are interested in hearing more, contact Kim by email ([email protected])  or phone her directly: +353 (0)86 045 4903.

All enquiries are treated in confidence and without obligation.

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