Employment in Ireland
So, once you have graduated from an Irish university, you would want to stay longer in Ireland, as you will find some of the largest multinationals in the world. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Dell, LinkedIn, Pfizer, you name it, and it got you covered. As an international student studying in Ireland, you may get a chance to work with one of these giants during your studies or after your graduation.
Work while studying
Citizens from the European Economic Area (EEA) can take full-time or part-time employment in Ireland while studying. However, non-EEA students who receive immigration stamp 2 on their passport are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during the university term and up to 40 hours a week during the summer & winter holidays.
Eligibility criteria to work part-time, as a student, you need to be :
- Registered with GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau)
- Accepted under a course, approved by the Minister for Education and Skills
- Enrolled under a full-time study program, which is above NFQ Level 7
- Attending classes between 8 AM-6 PM per week.
- Enrolled in at least 1-year course
- The internship or work placement should not exceed 50% of the duration of the program. That means, if you are in a 4-year program, the internship or work placement should not go beyond 2 years. Also, the job type should not be in a self-employed setting.
- Work placements that would be a part of your academic program should contribute value to the program.
- The universities must ensure that the work placement suits the program being pursued by the student.
Working after Graduation: Third Level Graduate Scheme:
Types of graduation schemes:
- Twelve Month Graduate Scheme
Non-EEA students having acquired an Honours degree of Level 8 at NFQ from an Irish third-level educational institution.
- Twenty Four Month Graduate Scheme
Non-EEA students having acquired a Master’s Degree, a Post-Graduate Diploma, or a Doctorate Degree from level 9-10 at NFQ from an Irish third-level educational institution.
How to apply for Graduate Scheme
- A letter signed by the College Registrar indicating the applicant has completed the study course on a satisfactory level (original copy). Along with the date when the results were declared.
- Current passport.
- GNIB Card
- Medical Insurance for 12 months.
- Official UL copies.
- A €300 payment made through a credit or debit card
Candidates who qualify for the graduation scheme will be provided Stamp 1G for 12 months, which will start on the date when the candidate receives the results. The scheme will automatically expire depending upon your qualification. Up till then, you may be eligible for the Green Card or Work Permit Scheme.
Students are allowed to utilize the scheme only once. After completion of the graduate scheme, students cannot opt for full-time education.
Working as a student in Ireland is not that difficult. All you need is to comply with some laws to ensure you can work freely.
Make sure you utilize the available work opportunity well. Wishing all the aspirants the best for future endeavors!!
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- Experience Letter
- 6 months salary slip
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