Unpaid Summer Internships – Why Bother?

Why do people do unpaid  Work Experience or complete a summer internship?

The Irish and international jobs market is getting more and more competitive – so having some relevant experience can be critical when looking for that first job. Most employers now  expect students to have gained some form of useful relaevant  experience during their University or  College years.

What are the Benefits of getting work experience?

Work experience will  boost your chances of a good job.

You can highlight it on your CV and application form  that allows you to stand out from your competitors highlighting your new skills and achievements.

Work experience will increase  your employability  – recent figures show that over 70% of graduates in UK companies are recruited from internship programmes.

An internship can provide you with plenty of potential contacts for the future.

Work experience gives you a good feel for what it is like working in a certain type of job .   You might decide that the type of  job is not what you want.

An internship should give you the chance to gain new knowledge and skills, both academic  and personal. You can gain an insight into working life,

You might even  earn some money!

 Some examples of Summer  internships in Ireland :

Deloitte Internship

 

 

Christmas Jobs Marks and Spencer Ireland

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 00353 (0)18728833

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.

More Christmas Jobs Here

 

Irish Jobs Fair in London

Careers in Ireland Jobs Fair is taking place at the Clayton Hotel, Chiswick, London on Saturday, 14 September 2019

This event is aimed at people who are interested in living and working in Ireland. The Careers in Ireland Jobs Fair will bring job seekers and those looking to change their job, who want to come to work and live in Ireland, There will be 30 Irish-based employers who are looking to fill more than 500 vacancies. 

The employers are from construction, hospitality, healthcare, retail, IT and engineering and financial services.

Including

Apple Inc.,

MDE Installations,

Paypal,

Dublin Bus,

Dalata Hotel Group

, DPS Engineering and Construction Ltd.

, Pramerica Systems Ireland Ltd.

  Attendees should bring their CV or ensure they have a soft copy CV that they can send the employers on the day, as job applications will be accepted at the event.

A team of EURES Advisers, who are specialists in international recruitment, will also be on hand to provide advice and information

. Presentations on Living and Working conditions in Ireland and the financial supports available to assist those making the move will run throughout the day. T

Further information available at: https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Careers-In-Ireland.aspx

 

Jobs with Aldi in Ireland

Aldi’s continued success means that they are opening more and more Aldi stores across the country.   Openings in 2019  include :

Name: Tramore, Co.Waterford December 2019
Name: Laytown, Co. Meath December 2019
Name: River Valley, Swords

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

The Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme  – Being an Area Manager is a diverse role and 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 recruits several graduates who become fully trained to Area Management level within a year, running stores and managing 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

 

Christmas Jobs Argos Ireland 2019

Christmas work at Argos in Ireland  for 2019

Argos Ireland usually recruits as many as 500 part-time staff for the busy Christmas period. It is a good place for students to get work during the Christmas holidays.
Most of the Christmas jobs at Argos are Customer Advisor roles.  One day you could be at the till,  the next in the stockrooms.
There are sometimes a few driving jobs where you will be picking deliveries in the stockroom and taking them to customer’s homes in an Argos van.

Argos Ireland  is one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,400 employees.  Flexible hours are available. You may even enjoy it so much that you choose to apply for a permanent career with them  –  Argos  say they have a few managers in the business who started off as Christmas temps!

Argos Christmas Jobs are open to anyone aged 16 or over. They expect you to be able to do at least 10 hours a week and it will help if you are available on Christmas Eve, St Stephens Day and New Years Day.
You get an immediate 10% staff discount and a ‘thank you’ bonus if you complete the contract.

 If there are any 2018 Argos Ireland Christmas vacancies you can search for them and apply online HERE

They usually start appearing around October. The UK jobs get advertised first – the Irish vacancies go on a few weeks later. It could be be mid-October when the Irish jobs go online.




If you came here looking for  Argos online shopping in Ireland  –   you need to visit the Argos  Ireland Website. You can order larger items at Argos online for home delivery – but you have to collect most smaller items from your nearest Argos store . But – you can check stock and reserve items online to save you a wasted journey . Find loads of other great online shops that  deliver to Ireland at  ShoponlineIreland.com

There are more than 30 Argos stores in Ireland  – most of them will probably have Christmas jobs available for 2018  – these are the  Argos  store locations in Ireland

Arklow Bridgewater Shopping Centre
Athlone Golden Island Shopping Centre
Ashbourne Retail Park
Carlow Fairgreen Retail Park
Castlebar Hopkins Road
Cork Blackpool Retail Park
Drogheda Retail Park, Donore Road
Dublin Jervis Street – Dublin
Dublin Liffey Valley Retail Park, Liffey Valley
Dublin Santry  Omni Park
Dublin Blanchardstown Retail Park
Dublin St. Stephens Green Shop. Centre,
Dublin – The Square Tallaght
Ilac Centre – Dublin
Nutgrove Centre Rathfarnham
Dublin Swords The Pavilions Shopping Centre
Dun Laoghaire Bloomfield Shopping Centre
Dundalk
Dundrum Town Centre
Galway Headford Road
Kilkenny 36 High Street
Killarney Deerpark Road
Limerick The Crescent
Limerick Cruises Street
Letterkenny Retail Park
Longford Red Cow Roundabout
Monaghan
Navan Shopping Centre
Portlaoise
Sligo Cleveragh Retail Park
Swords
Tralee The Horan Centre
Tullamore Retail Park
Waterford Great Georges Street
Wexford

Argos.ie

 

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 usually Christmas vacancies in Dublin, Cork. Galway, and other major towns.

You can find all Penneys Irish jobs  here

All job applications 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. The store or area that you have applied to is able to see the details and the role that you have applied for on their 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.