Are you eligible to participate in a the CE Scheme?


  • If you are aged between 21 and 55 years
  • In general, you must be unemployed.

You must also be getting any combination of the following payments for at least 12 months:
• Jobseeker’s Benefit (JB)
• Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA)
• Jobseeker’s Transitional payment (JST)
• One-Parent Family Payment (OFP)
• Deserted Wife’s Benefit
• Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension
• Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension or
• Farm Assist
Note: If you are aged 21 and over, and are getting JB or JA, you can have worked up to 30 days in the 12 months before starting the CE scheme and still be eligible for the scheme.
Contact our Community Employment Supervisor who will advise you of other schemes that count towards the qualifying period.

Duration of the CE Scheme

If you are aged between 21 and 55 years, your CE placement generally lasts for one year. However, if you are working towards a major award, your CE placement can be extended to a maximum of 3 years to complete this award. If you are aged over 55, you can remain on CE for 3 consecutive years. If you are aged 62 years and over and meet the CE eligibility requirements, you can stay continuously on CE until you qualify for a State pension once thre are places available.


Interested in an opportunity to gain work experience and training in a local Community Employment Scheme? The Crann Support Group CE Scheme have positions available. CE placements are part time roles of 19.5 hours per week

Benefits to CE Learners

A chance to gain work experience, including time management, team work, responsibility etc.
An opportunity to update their CV with real work experience and training
To be able to have someone who could give them a reference
Increased self esteem

Positions available on the Crann CE Scheme include:

  • Accounting Assistants
  • Administrators
  • Maintenance Workers
  • Receptionists
  • Support Workers
  • Shop Assistants

Location of positions

Applicants wishing to apply for a CE positions should send a letter of application and a CV to:

The Community Employment Supervisor
The Maudlins, Trim, Co. Meath

Or for further information telephone: 086 025 1098 / 046 948 3161