‘Story of Vocation Relocation t/a Career Training Internships’

The company was founded by Kathy O’Dwyer, who has over 30 years of experience in training, career guidance and European mobility projects.

Kathy’s Story

Kathy spent five years training to work as a career and employment officer at government run job centres in London. She returned to college to be formally trained in career guidance and was then involved in various Irish projects that focused on women and youth unemployment during the 80s. After nearly 12 years of training and guiding many women and young people, she became an entrepreneur and founded a number of businesses including Vocation Relocation Ltd t/a Career Training Internships.

Situated in Cork City, Republic of Ireland; Career Training Internships works creatively and proactively in matching employer requirements with internship placement preferences across Ireland. We take additional care with placements to consider travel, accommodation and individual needs. This extra attention ensures the highest quality placement for both interns and employers.
Our team have been managing agents for a number of European Mobility Projects over 18 years for:

  • Individuals
  • Schools and colleges
  • Private businesses and private partners
  • Government/NGO’s

The majority of trainees take an internship via a programme. These are funded by regional councils, education departments, European Social Fund (E.S.F) and other private co-funding, and include:

  • Erasmus+
  • Leonardo da Vinci (European Life Long Learning Programmes)
  • Mobility for apprenticeships
  • Mobility schemes for the unemployed
  • School exchange
  • Pilot programmes such as trans-national partnerships, exchange or work shadowing

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