New figures show that more than 70% of former Talk Talk workers in Waterford received training and upskilling from EU funding.

The call centre closed two-and-a-half years ago with the loss of 585 jobs.

The Government put in place a rapid reaction programme of funding, which saw 415 people avail of supports such as career guidance, training grants, further education, business start-up and enterprise supports.

Many have gone on to further employment.