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Applegreen, Arklow -

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Killian is working here every Tuesday for an hour. He is an excellent worker who always comes in on time (even early) and ready for his duties. He is a very pleasant and helpful member of staff who helps in all areas without hesitation.

His work is always perfect and done in a timely fashion and he has many duties including: cleaning / packing / stock / checking-in of stock / stocktaking / working in the deli. Killian is an important member of staff here in Applegreen, Arklow and we hope to be working with Killian long into the future

Paramount Packaging, Arklow -

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Sean just won employee of the year with us. Sean is doing really well, and was presented with the award today by Daniel Boyle, our Financial Controller.
Sean continues to progress well, and is now doing more advanced work with me, including Excel Spreadsheets with “copy and paste” and “autosum” and it’s a little more challenging which he really enjoys! He takes great pride in his work and is a real pleasure to have here each week, where he is extremely popular with his co-workers.

Katie Gallaghers Pub, Bray -

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Mark has been working with us for the past 7 years. He is a hard-working and reliable worker and very friendly with all of our customers.

Jim Doyles Pub, Bray -

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Jim Doyles is a family-run business and Carmel has been working here in the pub for 5 years now. We feel that she is part of the family. She is very reliable and pleasant to work with.

Kilcoole Community Thrift-shop -

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Aislinn is a voluntary worker in the thrift-shop. She is very helpful and has a pleasant way about her. Her co-workers look forward to seeing her every week when she works here for an hour.


Neil Kelly -

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Connect are good. They get me work. They are always on time.

Sarah Behan -

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I've worked in Tesco since 2001 in various roles. It's handy to have extra cash to do things. If I have any issues, Connect are always there for me.If I want to take some annual leave, I tell my manager and my job-coach. Also, I'm doing work experience in a reception and I'd like to work in an office in the future.


Cathy & Paddy Kelly, parents of Neil -

We are very grateful to Connect and to Neil's Jobcoach, Rob, who identified Neils strengths and interests and just kept going until he found the right placement. His determination and enthusiasm has been a godsend.

Thanks to Connect, Neil got a chance to do a work placement for his dream company. Today, Neil loves the work he is doing.

Connect sees a person's abilities first and foremost and then searches out the right job opportunity. Connect have been brilliant. Being pro-active, constructive and really considering the client, Connect really made a difference. A big thank you to Connect.

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