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.



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.

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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.


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


Free Training Courses for the Unemployed

Skillnets is a scheme that provides free training courses to jobseekers in areas of skills shortages.  Under Skillnets – groups of companies with similar training needs set up training networks and offer courses to jobseekers .
Skillnets mission  is the “promotion and facilitation of work-based training and upskilling as key elements in sustaining Ireland’s national competitiveness.”

Skillnets was established in 1999 and is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES).  At the start of 2016 there were over 12,000 businesses in Ireland  involved in Skillnets training programmes

Courses are offered in a variety of sectors including:
• IT
• Healthcare
• Design
• Retail
• Manufacturing
• Engineering
• International financial services
• Pharmaceutical
• Agriculture

You can find out more about the courses available here : http://www.skillnets.ie/training



Areas of Job Growth in Ireland

The jobs situation in Ireland seems to be improving in 2016   – with increased job vacancies in many sectors.
There are some areas of employment in Ireland where there are shortages of certain skills and experienced staff.  If you have qualifications and / or experience in these areas you will have more chance of finding employment in 20166 and 2017.


Construction: this sector is growing quite fast and there are vacancies for skilled tradespeople  such as electricians and carpenters as well as professional roles such as quantity surveyors and project managers.

ICT   Some of the areas of skill shortages include software developers, network engineers, systems architects, data analysts, information security analysts, tech support with languages, and project managers.

Financial  :   Jobs are often available for  financial accountants  people with  fund accounting supervisory roles, regulatory & compliance skills, deposit and treasury management roles, risk analysts and actuaries, and financial clerks

Health and social work:   Difficult to fill vacancies include doctors, nurses, radiographers, specialist technicians and care workers.

Accommodation and Food services: This sector has experienced considerable turnover for elementary occupations .  Vacancies for chefs are also very common .

Transportation : Job vacancies  for HGV drivers and mechanics are often hard to fill.


German Speaking Jobs Galway

Wayfair is an online furnishing and homewares retailer  – and they plan  to create 160 new jobs in Galway during 2016/2017 the coming months. The new positions will be for call centre staff for the European market. –  many of the jobs will require German language skills and others will need Spanish or French.

Wayfair offers 7 million products from over 7,000 suppliers across five distinct brands – Wayfair.com, AllModern, Birch Lane, DwellStudio and Joss & Main. The company employed 4,604 people as of March 31, 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe.

The Sales and Service Team works directly with customers to ensure that their questions and needs are addressed.   The talented and energetic consultants in this rapidly growing team enjoy closing sales, solving problems, and building relationships with Wayfair’s customers.

Take a look at the current vacancies at Wayfair here

They say they offer employees “exciting work in a fun, dynamic environment that encourages learning and growth.”   They also accept résumés on a rolling basis from motivated individuals who are interested in working in the e−commerce industry.

In a recent interview – the CEO of Wayfair said that when hiring workers there are four key traits he looks for People have to be intelligent, hardworking, team-oriented, and quantitative — interested in using analytic insights. He said he values those traits far more than job experience and he likes people who are willing to be creative and think about what is the best idea they can come up with.