Christmas Jobs Marks and Spencer Ireland

Marks and Spencers Ireland always hire extra staff for the busy Christmas period. They are expected to create about 400 seasonal jobs, in the run-up to Christmas 2017 . The  Christmas jobs are usually  available from September through to the New Year.

The UK M&S website has all the UK store vacancies – including Northern Ireland – but Republic of Ireland vacancies are not listed.

You can visit the Marks and Spencer Ireland website here and click on the “Recruitment”  link at the bottom of the page – where you will find some useful information about M&S and what is expected of applicants.  But – you cannot apply for jobs in Ireland online – you need to telephone Marks and Spencer

Some information about working at Marks and Spencers

M&S say that their  Customer Assistants ” make them who they  are.

Because it’s their job to give every single customer that unique M&S experience – and every reason to keep coming back. So, whether you’re helping find the perfect product or making sure it’s in stock and displayed beautifully, you’ll be putting a smile on our customers’ faces.

A  customer assistant role will involve helping find the right products for customers ,  managing stock, getting new lines out on the shop floor, supervising the fitting rooms, and providing service at the tills.

M&S look for people with the ability to  keep customers happy. Which means  having the confidence and approachability to deal with all kinds of people.
You will also need to show  flair for tailoring the perfect service for each customer at busy times – which will need a cool head and lots of enthusiasm.

M&S Staff get 20% discount and   flexible shift patterns to suit you.
Applicants should be prepared to work evenings, weekends as well as bank holidays over the Christmas and New Year period.

For Marks and Spencer jobs in the Republic of Ireland, you have to call  the direct recruitment line on 01 8728833 for more information.

Find more about Marks and Spencer locations in Ireland Here

More Christmas Jobs Here

 

Brexit Means More Banking Jobs in Ireland

Bank of America has joined several other major banks in announcing it is relocating it’s EU base to Dublin because of Brexit.

Bank of America  currently employs 6,500 people in the UK and 700 staff in Dublin  –  and now looks likely to relocate more employees to Dublin as Brexit approaches.
Bank of America, which has operated in Ireland since 1968, also plans to move jobs  to other locations where it operates in Europe, depending on the outcome of the negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal.

It might not mean new jobs at the bank  – but the knock on effect of more banking staff moving to Dublin should have a positive effect on jobs in the retail , hospitality and related areas.  On the negative side – it could also help keep rental charges and house prices high.

Other banks with large UK operations that are also expected to move some staff to Dublin include : – JP Morgan , Merril Lynch and Goldman Sachs Citigroup  and  Barclays .
Insurers, including Legal & General and Standard Life, are also talking about moving staff  to Dublin,

 

 

Galway Races Jobs 2017

Jobs at the Galway Races 2017

As usual – Lydon House Catering are looking for temporary  staff to work at the Galway Races which take place this year  from Monday 31st  July to  Sunday 6th Augist 2017.

They are looking for the following Categories of Experienced Staff:

Hospitality Supervisors

Bar Supervisors  Catering Supervisors

Chefs  Waiting Staff  Bar Staff

Catering Assistants/Kitchen Porters/Wash Up Staff

Administration Staff

 

All applicants must be 16 years or over. There are some restrictions on the roles and time periods that staff between 16 – 18 years can be recruited for e.g. duration of employment is 5 days maximum, staff must finish work before 10.00pm

Applicants need to complete this application form and send it to the appropriate department:

Bar Applicants Email: barstaff@lydonhousecatering.com

All Other Applications Email: personnel@lydonhousecatering.com

Include your name and “Galway Races Application 2017” in the subject box.

The Galway Races Summer Festival is renowned as being Ireland’s premier and most colourful racing festival.  While it is a major sporting event, it also appeals to a much wider audience than just the racing fans. It’s true to say once you go racing in Galway, you’ll want to make it an annual event. It is a unique occasion filled with colour, atmosphere, passion and craic.


 

Some IT Skills in Short Supply

Everyone’s daily lives are affected by IT. IT , computer systems , Apps  etc have become a central part of  everyday life – but there is a danger of a shortage of skilled people to look after these IT systems to maintain security and software.

The employment of ICT specialists has grown by around 2 million in the EU over last 10 years, but the European Union is facing shortages of around  370,000 in 2017 which is likely to grow by up to 500,000 in 2020 as the demand for highly-skilled ICT professionals is exceeds supply .  It is predicted that  there could be approximately 825,000 ICT vacancies in  EU in 2020 !

Only this  year – (better late then never) it was announced that Computer Science would be in the Leaving Cert exam in Ireland in  2018.

Digital skills are now recognised as essential skills, along with literacy and numeracy.   A ” National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” has been launched in Ireland to help support Ireland’s continuing economic progress and competitiveness.
Job growth is largest in highly skilled jobs, such as management, architecture and analytics positions.

Other areas of ICT where skills are in short supply (These are job sectors that are eligible for the Highly Skilled Occupations Employment Permits )

IT specialist managers
 
IT project and programme managers
 
IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
 
Programmers and software development professionals
 
Web design and development professionals

 

Wetherspoons Pubs – Jobs in Dublin

UK cut price pub company JD Wetherspoons have already opened some pubs in Ireland and have big expansion plans . They recently announced a new pub and hotel on Camden St in Dublin with 200 jobs – opening probably in 2019.

At Wetherspoon they have this thing of calling staff  ‘Associates’ – which is becoming more common in many companies.
They say that all the  associates will have the opportunity to progress through an award winning training programme, whether you want to work behind the bar, in the kitchen, front of house on the floor or as a cleaner – you can all expect the same great career path

Wetherspoons say that applicants don’t need to have any previous experience as they  will train you on every part of the role, you just need to be friendly and sociable and have a really positive attitude to succeed with them . And regardless of whether you want to work full time or part time you will receive the same  training.

You will also receive regular reviews and updates on your performance and training and this will form part of your training sign off as an associate.

Wetherspoons Jobs Site

 

Betterware Agent Jobs Ireland

Betterware is a well known catalogue company that sell through agents who deliver catalogues door to door. They are always looking for new keen recruits – and since payment is commission based – the more you sell the more you can make.

Visit the Betterware Jobs Page to find out more and apply .
Betterware offfer Part-time work with Flexible hours ,  working from home you can fit your job around your family.

You can work your local area amd  on your own initiative building  lasting relationships with your customers.
You earn a minimum of 20% of your  sales plus bonuses.
Usually you will be expected to work a  minimum number of hours, usually around 10 – 12 each week and be expected to deliver a minimum of 250 catalogues a week.

No hidden costs – Free to join  .  There are  no charges for catalogues, stationery, training or support.

 

 

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.