Job Creation - young minds, fresh new ideas

June 14, 2011

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is currently running a competition for 15-22 year olds who have ideas on job creation.

A week shadowing a leading businessperson and a research grant of up to €15,000 are among the rewards for the best ideas.

Frances Fitzgerald has urged local entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 to submit their ideas on job creation to her as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. “Participants will be rewarded for their effort by receiving constructive feedback from business leaders. The young people who develop the best job creation proposals will be given the opportunity of spending a week shadowing a successful Irish entrepreneur and the top entry will also win a research grant with Amarach research of €15,000. I would urge any local young person to avail of this opportunity and let their ideas be heard,” concluded Fitzgerald.

The competition is being organised in conjunction with TV3’s “Every Job Counts” campaign and in line with the Government’s focus on job creation. The young people behind the top proposals will be given the opportunity to shadow a leading business person and the overall winner will receive a research grant of up to €15,000.

To enter this competition simply email your proposal to or send it to Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Dept. of Children, Mespil Road, Dublin 4. For more information log on to