Most Dangerous Jobs in Ireland

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) – recently published some statistics on Health and Safety in workplaces in Ireland .

Deaths at Work:

There were 46 work-related fatalities reported to the HSA in 2016 (compared to 56 in 2015.)  Two of the 46 deaths were members of the public.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  sector had the largest  number of fatalities  – with 24 worker deaths in 2016
There were 9 worker fatalities in the construction sector during 2016  .

Self employed workers seem to be more at risk of death at work – with 23  in 2016 (just over  half of all fatalities) . Of these 18 were farmers, 3 worked in the Construction sector, with the remaining 2 being workers from the Fishing sector and the Forestry sector.

Note – The fatality statistics  exclude deaths resulting from long-term work-related illnesses, such as cancer.

Injuries at Work :

There were 7957  non-fatal injuries reported to the HSA in 2016 that  involved workers.
There was a small increase from the  7,775 in 2015.

The largest number of non-fatal injury reports to the HSA came from the Health and Social Work sector  (19%) .  Only 13% of employees work in this sector – so the rate of injury is high in this sector – but this could be due to better employer reporting systems rather than a higher underlying injury rate.

The Manufacturing sector accounted for 17.3 % of non-fatal accidents reported and the Wholesale and Retail sector had 13.9% of all injuries at work.

Surpisingly – areas such as Mining , Quarrying  had just 0.7% of injuries at work (55 total )

In terms of injuries per 1000 workers – which is a more meaningful measure – the Agriculture Forestry and Fishing sector was the worst – with 41 injuries per 1000 workers in 2015. This compares to an average of 19 per thousand across all sectors.

The Industry sector had the second highest rate of injury – with 31 per 1000 followed by Accommodation and Food Service with 31 per 1000.

The lowest rate of injury was in the  ICT sector with just 6 per 1000 in 2015.

Manual handling-related injuries continue to account for about one-third of all non-fatal injuries reported to the HSA (33%)

 

Work Related Illness

The three sectors with the highest illness rates in 2015 (0+ days lost) were:

Health and Social Work (41 per 1,000 workers),

Accommodation and Food Services (33 per 1,000)

Transport and Storage (28 per 1,000)

Comparison to Other EU countries

Overall in Ireland in 2014 the rate of worker injuries resulting in loss of 4 or more days of work was 1072 per 10,000 workers.

This is lower than the EU28 average of 1642 but higher than the UK figure of 1015.
Portugal had the highest rate – with 3582 per 10,000 workers.

 

 

Jobs with the Financial Ombudsman in Dublin

The Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO)  is a statutory officer who deals independently with unresolved complaints from consumers about their individual dealings with all financial service providers.

There are currently some job opportunites with the FSO  (Closing date for all is August 31st 2017). All roles are Dublin based.

Director of Corporate and Information Services
The offices of the Financial Services Ombudsman and the Pensions Ombudsman will shortly be merged to form the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman.

The Office is seeking to recruit a Director of Corporate and Information Services.

This senior management post is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, talented and experienced person to join a dynamic team that is committed to quality customer service and the highest standards of public service.

The person appointed will have a strong clearly demonstrated record of achievement in their career to date demonstrating management, leadership and analytical skills at the highest level.

Full details of the role and the application process are available here


Investigation Officer
The Financial Ombudsman Office is seeking to recruit an Investigation Officer.

Investigation Officers engage with parties to a dispute in actively and fairly investigating complaints. This includes identifying and collecting the necessary evidence, exchanging evidence and submissions between the parties and preparing files for adjudication.

Full details of the role and the application process are available here


 

Adjudication Officer
The Office is also seeking to recruit an Adjudication Officer.

Adjudication Officers support the fair and impartial adjudication of disputes between consumers and financial service providers by collating and considering the necessary evidence and drafting preliminary findings and legally binding findings.

Full details of the role and the application process are available here


Clerical Officer
Clerical Officers work in various areas of the Office and are required to provide a range of administrative services including reception, provision of information, complaint registration and progression including data entry, scanning and filing and a variety of administrative duties.

Full details of the role and the application process are available here

 

The closing date for applications is 31st of August 2017.

 

Chartered Accountants are Well Paid in Ireland

A survey of more than 1,700 Chartered Accountants was carried out by Chartered Accountants Leinster Society.

The survey found that the average salary package for a Chartered Accountant working in industry in their first year post-qualification now stands at €56,800.

The average Salary Package (base salary + car or car allowance + bonus) for a Chartered Accountant in Leinster was €106,544. (Salaries were surveyed as at 31 January 2017)

Note : Average salary package is the total of the basic salary plus bonus and car allowance or car (valued at €12,000 for the purpose of the survey)

You can find Chartered Accountant jobs here

Chartered Accountants don’t all work in an accountancy practice.Many of them work   in business, financial services, public sector, retail and more.
Chartered Accountancy remains the largest single employer of new graduates in Ireland.
Many people interested in Chartered Accountancy study a business degree at university and after that apply for a graduate programme in an accountancy firm or a company.
From 2017 onwards: students must pass 6 subjects in their Leaving Certificate in one sitting only, students must achieve at least H6 or O5 in both English and Mathematics, and students must secure at least 365 points from any combination of six subjects in one sitting.

 

 

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,

 

 

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

 

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.