Monday, October 18, 2010

Students: Finding Part-Time job vacancies and knowing your rights

Students it's that time of year again when luckily for you employers are looking for part-time employees for the Christmas season and beyond. Part-Time work can be hard to come by these days so we here at Tipperary Institute have put together a comprehensive guide to finding work and knowing your rights as a Part-Time employee. Happy Job searching!

Part Time Work: Get sussed on work, interviews, your employment rights and more!

During your teens and twenties, figuring out what sort of job you want and how to get it is a priority for many people. You might be sussing out how to get the qualifications or training you need, looking for work in your chosen career or still deciding what job will make you feel happy and secure.

Well, we can’t make sure you score that dream job but we CAN give you advice on where to get started, your working rights and the options that are out there.

The minimum wage rate for an experienced adult employee is €8.65 per hour. An experienced adult employee is defined as over 18 and working for two years or more.

If you are under 18 then the minimum wage is €6.06 per hour.
From age 18 onwards you should be paid €6.92 per hour in your first year of employment and €7.79 per hour in your second year of employment.
Information on your rights and entitlements can be found here( The National Employment Rights Authority was established in 2008. It aims to get employers to comply with employment rights legislation through information, inspection, enforcement, prosecution and protection of young persons.

Useful websites for Part-Time job opportunities: was established in 1999 to provide a digital solution for the Irish recruitment market. It is now recognised as one of the most innovative client and candidate driven job sites in Ireland.

The Company is owned by Thomas Crosbie Holdings Ltd (TCH) the parent company of the Irish Examiner, the Sunday Business Post and Evening Echo. TCH is a major media company with further interests in provincial newspapers and radio.

The web site provides a cutting-edge service that brings together the best companies with candidates of the highest calibre.

LoadzaJobs is one of Ireland's most comprehensive recruitment websites listing permanent, temporary and contract Irish jobs across a wide variety of sectors. Updated daily, LoadzaJobs contains the most inclusive listing of jobs available within accountancy & finance, banking & insurance, construction & property, engineering, sales, management, marketing and IT job markets. Whether you're looking for a construction job in Galway, or a graduate jobs in Dublin, LoadzaJobs has the answer. Use our Irish Jobs Search facility to browse all the latest Irish jobs. Keep up to date with Irish Job News or improve your job interview chances by reading our CV Writing Tips and Interview skills.

Monster is the leading provider of online careers and recruitment resources committed to connecting organisations with individuals.

For individuals thinking about a new job, new career, or a new direction, Monster helps you explore the possibilities and find the opportunities that are right for you.

For employers looking to recruit the most qualified candidates, Monster offers innovative technology and superior services to streamline your entire hiring process. contains the jobs from,,,,,, and This means when you search for a job using, you are also searching Ireland's main job websites at the same time. This makes your job hunting easier and faster.

We have been providing this service since 2005, and currently process over 300,000 search queries per month. is part of the Acme network of websites. This include for temporary jobs and for part-time jobs. was established in 2005. Our goal is to provide a simple and efficient recruitment solution for both jobseeker and employer. Our sister websites include and For a complete list of our recruitment solutions please visit

Knowing your rights as an employee!

What are my Rights?

The National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) was established under the Social Partnership Agreement "Towards 2016" to achieve a national culture of employment rights compliance.NERA provides information to employees and employers through its information unit, monitors employment conditions through its inspection services and can enforce compliance and seek redress.NERA covers many aspects of employment rights including Wages, Holidays and Public Holidays - OWT Act 1997, Working Hours, Redundancy, Dismissal, and Notice.

Find more information and support:

FAS Website: Email: Tel: 01 6070500FAS has the responsibility of providing labour market services to people with disabilities. Functions include the operation of training and employment programmes including supported employment programmes.

YouthreachWeb: Email: Tel: 01 4535487Ireland's education and training programme for early school leavers. Youthreach offers a flexible and dynamic programme of integrated general education, vocational training and work experience.

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed This has a comprehensive information service and can be contacted via phone or email:Welfare Information Helpline is available at 01 - 856 0088, Monday - Friday 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. Email support on or provides supportive information for anyone who has recently become unemployed. You can also find useful information at

Department of Enterprise, trade and employmentWeb: Email: Tel: 01 631 2121Info on your employee rights, redundancy, consumers, setting up your own business etc.

Department of RevenueWeb: Get your tax life up to date, loads of info on starting work, emergency tax, working in the summer, working abroad and getting tax back.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tipperary Institute Announces New Teacher Education Programme

Tipperary Institute is delighted to announce the development of two new and innovative degree programmes. At a recent Academic Council Meeting in Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), two new Degree programmes were successfully proposed by Tipperary Institute Staff. The first is a new Honours Degree Programme which will qualify graduates to be second level teachers of Maths and Geography. The second degree programme is a Science Degree in Sports Strength and Conditioning which will qualify graduates to work as professionals in a wide variety of amateur and professional sporting contexts. It is envisaged that both of these programmes will be offered by Tipperary Institute in Sept 2011.

Tipperary Institute has a proud record in the area of Teacher Education. TI played a central role in the development and delivery of two teacher education degree programmes at St. Patrick’s College in Thurles. Two Institute staff – Dr Michael Ryan and Dr. Martin Fitzgerald (from the Centre for Education and Developing Human Potential at Tipperary Institute (CEDHP) were leaders of the Education Stream in St. Patrick’s College for over six years but have now returned full time to Tipperary Institute. Both of these staff members have also provided professional development programmes for second level teachers and school principals in various networks including the Leadership Development Support Service. Currently over twenty teachers and educators are enrolled on a Certificate in Education, Leadership and Management Programme at Tipperary Institute.

The Institute has also developed significant links with education networks, schools and teachers. TI provides in service programmes for Business Teachers and has strong links with the Business Teachers Association of Ireland. TI also organises a very successful annual conference in Education Technology for teachers. This conference is now one of the prestige calendar events for teachers of ICT in Ireland. A new resource was also developed by TI for Geography teachers in the area of Sustainability. In the coming weeks, the Institute will host in-service training for second level Maths teachers associated with the new Project Maths Programme that is being introduced nationwide.

Michael O’Connell (Acting CEO) Tipperary Institute, said he “was very pleased to see this network with the second level sector being developed and was particularly pleased that TI would now use its track record of innovation and best practice in Education to train teachers in the teaching of Maths and Geography. The president of LIT, Dr. Maria Hinfellar also spoke of the current challenges and opportunities associated with Maths Education in Ireland and welcomed the proposed honours degree programme that would capitalise on the very successful synergies available to TI & LIT including the centre for teaching of Maths and Science in LIT.

The addition of a new Science Degree Programme in Sports Strength and Conditioning was also welcomed as a significant development in a county and region very proud of its sporting history. The innovative partnership with Setanta College will bring further diversity and added value to the expanding suite of programmes now on offer at Tipperary Institute.


For further information please contact:
Laura O’ Mahony
Marketing Officer

Tipperary Institute
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Co. Tipperary

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