Living Wage in Ireland

In Ireland there is a legal Minimum Hourly Wage – which all employers must adhere to. You can see details of the current Minimum Wage in Ireland

There is also a voluntary Living Wage rate – which is being pushed by Unions and other organisations. No one is obliged to pay the Living Wage (yet)

The current Living Wage is €11.50 per hour (Compared to legal Minimum wage of €9.15 per hour )

Ireland’s largest unions have been pushing for the  living wage of €11.50 per hour to replace the current minimum wage, which was increased to €9.15 at the start of the year.

A small amount of employers already pay at least the Living Wage in Ireland – these include Aldi . Ikea and  SSE Airtricity.

The concept of a Living Wage is based working out how what is an adequate income to enable individuals to afford a socially acceptable standard of living.  A  living wage which provides for needs not wants . It is based on figures from  Budget Standards research which establishes the cost of a Minimum Essential Standard of Living in Ireland .
Earnings below the living wage suggest employees are forced to do without certain essentials so they can make ends-meet.

The Living Wage Technical Group was established in 2014 and worked to establish a methodology for calculating the Republic of Ireland Living Wage.

The current members of the group are:

Dr Michéal Collins, UCD
Dr Seán Healy, Social Justice Ireland
Dr Bernadette Mac Mahon, Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice
Dr Nat O’Connor, Ulster University
Michael Taft, UNITE the Union
Robert Thornton, Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice

 

IBec’s  chief executive, Danny McCoy, said that while companies should provide a fair wage to employees, the concept of a living wage is flawed.

 

HGV Drivers and Deboners wanted in Ireland

New Employment Permits Regulations  came into force in Ireland on the 3rd April 2017 that will make it easier for lecturers , HGV Drivers and Meat Deboners to get jobs in Ireland.

These regulations saw changes to the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List (HSEOL)
The following categories of jobs were added to the list of  Highly skilled occupations in short supply

Academics who hold a qualification equivalent to NFQ Level 10 in a given discipline awarded no less than two calendar years prior to the date of application for an employment permit, with a minimum of one academic year of relevant teaching experience, and the employment concerned is in an Irish University or Institute of Technology.


Ineligible Categories of Employment List ICEL

General skills in short supply – The following jobs are now  exempt from the ICEL list on a temporary basis.

HGV drivers who have a CE or C1E driving licence and subject to a maximum quota of 120 General Employment Permits.
Meat Deboners continue to be exempt and a second tranche of a 160 General Employment Permits maximum quota is released.

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FAS Jobs replaced by JobsIreland.ie

The new one stop service for Jobseekers in Ireland is called INTREO  and it provides access to information on job vacancies in Ireland  through the website www.jobsireland.ie.  This replaced the old FAS Jobs Bank or Jobseeker website.

fas jobs

The old FAS Logo

JobsIreland.ie  is an online marketplace where Jobseekers and Employers can find information and profiles about prospective jobs and staff in Ireland and across Europe. JobsIreland also provides a database of Training courses to suit all needs.   JobsIreland.ie is run by the Department of Social Protection .

Contact Phone numbers: , freephone 1800 611 116   OR  046 973 8000

Jobseekers can run a quick job search by selecting a job sector, location or keywords to refine the search. You can register and  enter details of  your skills and experience and JobsIreland will match them against current vacancies and notify you of the results.

The old FAS.ie website was decommissioned and  is no longer available.

 

Jobs in the Irish army and Navy

The Defence Forces in Ireland are hoping to recruit  860 new entrants in 2017. The jobs will be in the Army, Air Corps and Navy.
The recruitment campaign is part of the Government’s commitment to maintaining the  level of the Defence Forces  at 9,500 personnel.

The succesful applicants will start as general service recruits, apprentices and cadets. In  2016 there were 690 new defence forces personnel,

The first of these competition streams, general enlistment, is now open on the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

The closing date for this competition is 23:59hrs on the Wednesday 5th April 2017.

 

 

Latest Job Vacancies in Ireland

Who is Hiring in Ireland?

Some of the recent bigger  job announcements from employers in Ireland

Updated Feb 2nd 2017

Evo – the card payment service provider based in Dun Laoghaire will be taking on 50 new staff in 2017

Overcast – the Dublin based online video specialists have announced plans to hire 70 new staff over the next 3 years.

Pharmaceutical company IQ Pharmatek based in Clonmel have announced 200 new jobs , 100 in 2017 and 100 in 2018. They carry out of contract manufacturing for third parties for export to other European countries, North America and the Far East.

Nostra – based in Lucan are looking for staff in sales and computer engineering.

Tech Mahindra – is an IT services company in Citywest Dublin. They say they are creating 150 jobs in the next 3 years –  They say the offer ” innovative and customer-centric information technology services and solutions, ”

Almac Group in Dundalk are hiring 100 people over 2017 and 2018 – The Almac Group is a family of six business units: Almac Clinical Services, Almac Clinical Technologies, Almac Diagnostics, Almac Discovery, Almac Pharma Services and Almac Sciences. An award winning organisation and employer headquartered in Craigavon we also have additional facilities across the UK, the USA, Singapore and Japan.

 

Work as Airline Cabin Crew in Ireland

Aer Lingus recently launched their 2017  Cabin Crew recruitment campaign for their Dublin base. At Aer Lingus ,  cabin crew  can potentially earn between €1,700 and €1,900 monthly take home pay.

Cabin crew training is provided at their  in-house Training Academy, Iolar House, located in the heart of Dublin Airport. You get paid while you train

Throughout your training you will learn a wide range of topics from theoretical and practical components, health and safety procedures through to grooming and guest experience.

The training process is quite intense, both in theory and practice. After six weeks at the Aer Lingus Training Academy where you receive training in areas such as first aid, CPR, emergency landing and firefighting drills, you will officially become a member of Aer Lingus cabin crew

To be considered for cabin crew job at Aer Lingus you need to be :
Over 18 years of age
Eligible to live and work in the Republic of Ireland without restriction
Have 12 months experience in a face to face customer service/sales role
Be fluent in English, both spoken and written.
Hold a valid EEA passport allowing unrestricted worldwide travel
No tattoos/piercing visible when in Aer Lingus uniform
Flexibility to work shifts, unsociable hours, weekends, holidays and overnights

More details on Aer Lingus Cabin Crew Here


Ryanair also have Dublin based cabin crew . They outsource the cabin crew recruitment and training to 2 separate companies.

Dalmac is one training partner of Ryanair – you can see their Irish recruitment dates here

Training courses for Ryanair cabin crew are full-time, Monday-Friday, for a period of about 5-6 weeks. (Some evening and weekend training may be required.)

Trainees for Ryanair  have to pay a fee to be trained – and they are not cheap.

The cheapest option is to pay in Advance  – You end up having to pay a Registration Fee of €500.00  , course fee of €2,199.00 plus accommodation costs of €700.00   That’s a total of €3,399 – and if you don’t pass , none of it is refundable.

 

Working at Penneys at Christmas

Penneys is one of the big chains that take on a lot of staff to cope with the Christmas shopping period from late October to December or early January.

Penneys Christmas staff  will need to be available to work any day of the week and will be expected to work 5 days out of 7. You must also be willing to work every evening Monday to Saturday

The Christmas staff usually cover the busy periods – so the shifts might only be 4 hours per day. The most common shifts are between 4pm to 11pm and work will usually involve stocking and keeping things tidy (which can be a big job in a Penneys store).
Christmas staff duties will include keeping your section tidy (folding and sorting clothes ) and helping customers. You might also operate the tills when needed.
Pay will be close to the minimum wage.

There are Christmas vacancies in Dublin, Cork

You can find them here
All aplications are made online – When you have completed an application you will receive an email  within 48 hours to confirm that Penneys have received your application within . The store or area that you have applied to is able to see your details and the role that you have applied for on our system. If you’re unsuccessful you’ll receive an email to tell you as soon as possible. If you have applied to a store and have not received a response within 28 days, you should contact the store directly to follow up your application.

 

Future Job Vacancies in Ireland

Here are a few companies that have announced upcoming expansion plans in Ireland. If you are looking for a new jobs or a change of employer – it might be worth keeping an eye on these company’s websites for job vacancies in the coming months or into 2017.

Oneview Healthcare  – a  medical software company ,  has announced plans to hire 50 new staff this year in Dublin


MathWorks – this software company is to create 50 jobs, with the opening of a new sales and services centre in Galway.


Glanbia has announced 50 new positions in its 2017 graduate programme based in Dublin. More details here


GE Healthcare Cork   has announced plans to construct four new factories in Ringaskiddy creating 500 jobs by late 2018. Job vacancies here


Fazzi Healthcare is to open a new centre in Limerick, bringing 300 jobs to the City over the next five years. Careers Page


SoftwareONE  – a Dublin based technology firm has announced a major expansion creating 100 new jobs over the next three years.


Eir (Used to be Eircom) has announced the creation of 100 new jobs through KN Network Services over the next three months. The positions include poling crews, cabling technicians and fibre splicers. Jobs Page


Mallinckrodt The pharma company has announced 75 new positions at its new research and development facility in Blanchardstown over the next two years.


BioPharma Engineering  has announced it will create 70 new jobs over the next three years. 20 positions will be in the Cork office with the remaining 50 in Dublin.


Yroo The shopping search engine provider has announced plans to create 33 new jobs in Dublin  over the next three years. Linkedin Page

 

 

New Job? Form 12A replaced by Online Registration

Online Registration System for New Workers in Ireland


Revenue have a new online Jobs and Pensions Service  where you have to  register your new job or private pension.
It was officially launched on  12 September 2016 as part of the myAccount service on Revenue Online.

The Jobs and Pensions service replaces Form 12A, so employees must use this service when registering their first job in Ireland.
When you register – a tax credit certificate (TCC) will be  issued to both the employer and employee.

When should I Use this Service?

  • if you are starting your first job in Ireland
  • if you are changing jobs and the previous job has been ceased on Revenue records.
  • if you are starting a second or subsequent job (i.e. another job in addition to your  main job)
  • if you are starting to receive payments from a private pension (i.e. not a Department of Social Protection (DSP) pension).

If you are unable to use online services, you should contact your local Revenue office for help .

Once you have registered on Revenue’s MyAccount you will be able to  can access the new service here  Jobs and Pension

 

Jobs with Aldi in Ireland

Aldi’s continued success means that they  are opening more and more Aldi stores across the country.  This Autumn they will be opening new shops in Swords and Skibbereen . (Lets hope they have plenty of steak and spuds for the medal winning rowers !)

For each one of these stores Aldi will be looking for special individuals who share in the Aldi philosophy – hard work and great rewards. And remember, they begin recruiting for new stores prior to the opening date.

You may have heard certain rumours about working at Aldi. Things like; you have to memorise all the prices in the store, you have to sort out and pay your own tax at the end of the year, or you have to work 7 days a week! All of these are absolute nonsense.

Of course working at Aldi is hard work but it is also hugely rewarding. The hours are flexible, the work is challenging but fun, you will have a supportive team with you, undergo high levels of training and be rewarded with a generous salary.

Aldi say they are constantly looking for new recruits across the country, so feel free to apply for any location.

Laura thoroughly enjoyed the Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme, and recommends other graduates to apply for the scheme: “Being an Area Manager is really enjoyable and the diversity of the role is one of the best parts. You’ll work with a variety of different people and personalities, and be expected to use your own initiative while demonstrating leadership. It’s all about adapting and being able to relate to different people so you can achieve high levels of success.”

Aldi recruit several graduates who become  fully trained to Area Management level within a year, running tores and managing staff  people. The Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme also offers  competitive rewards and excellent career progression.

 

Apply Below for Aldi Jobs in Ireland

Aldi Jobs Ireland