Business in the community

We've worked closely with Business in the Community's Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) since 2006 - on a number of exciting initiatives supported by our many staff volunteers, these include:

Time to Read

What is it? Our employees volunteer their time over 16 weeks to the 2nd class students of St Brigid’s National School, Dublin 8. The programme aims to help children discover the joy of reading and the world of books for themselves.

Student Mentoring Programme

What is it? We all have someone we aspire to, who inspires us. Who has achieved things we respect – someone we can learn from. A group of our employees volunteer their time to mentor students from 5th year through to the leaving cert, encouraging them to achieve their full potential. 


We work closely with the Skills@Work Programme where we’re partnered with St. David's CBS School, Artane, Dublin 5 and St. Paul's CBS School, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. We offer voluntary academic support to pupils in both schools. We give them invaluable onsite work experience at Cornmarket, guiding them towards the big move into the workplace through informative presentations and vital CV building advice. Students also participate in mock interviews and discussions to stimulate their career interests.


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