Naughton Scholarships 2018 All second-level students:
Who have been attending a recognised school in the Republic of Ireland for at least two years immediately preceding the sitting of the Leaving Certificate examination;
Who are sitting examinations in at least two of the following Leaving Certificate science and maths subjects - Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Technology and Design and Communication Graphics (the "Applicable Subjects");
Who intend in the year immediately following their Leaving Certificate to pursue a full-time undergraduate programme of three or more year's duration in engineering, science or technology related courses, in any publicly funded university or third level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland.
What kind of third level courses are eligible for scholarships?Nearly all third level courses of three or more year's duration in any publicly funded university or third level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland, related to the fields of engineering, science and technology will be eligible for scholarship. Any course must be recognised by and registered with the CAO system or the UCAS system. Courses in England, Scotland and Wales are not eligible. Please note that we do not have a definitive list of acceptable courses as there are so many courses on offer through all the universities and colleges that it would be impossible to have an exact list. However in general scholarships are only awarded for courses that are general science, technology, maths and engineering degrees rather than more focused practitioner courses in dentistry, medicine, nursing, veterinary or architecture or actuarial ones. If in doubt as to whether your chosen course is eligible, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. What are the selection criteria? The Trustees of The Naughton Foundation have established a Selection Panel for assessing all applications. Significant importance and preference will be given to those candidates who achieve the highest combined results in the Leaving Certificate in the Applicable Subjects (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Technology and Design and Communication Graphics). However, the Selection Panel will also review and evaluate the merits and eligibility of candidates using several other criteria, including:
the interest, ability and potential of the candidate to study their chosen field;
the existence and severity of any disadvantages or barriers which may prevent or impede the candidate from their chosen field;
the candidate's motivation, commitment and disposition to benefit from third-level education and to complete the course of study successfully; and
the candidate's personal statements will bear on their likelihood of success.
The onus is on the candidate in completing the Application Form, particularly the personal statements, to demonstrate the degree to which he/she meets these criteria.
More information can be found at https://www.thenaughtonfoundation.com/ Applications are open until 18th May 2018
All Ireland Scholarship - Sponsored by JP McManus The All-Ireland Scholarship Scheme, funded by JP McManus, provides financial support of €5,500 per academic year to the top-performing students from low-income households, intending to do an undergraduate course in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
A total of €32 million has been pledged by JP McManus in support of third level education initiatives in recognition of the 32 counties of Ireland. It is estimated that over 1,300 students throughout the country will benefit from the scholarship scheme over its duration. The awards in the Republic of Ireland are administered by the Department of Education & Skills on behalf of the Scholarship Trust. The scholarship is available to students who: • Are sitting the Leaving Certificate for the first time this year; • Qualify for exemption from the Leaving Certificate Exam Fee; • Plan to go to college in 2016 .
The scholarship is awarded based on the results of the Leaving Certificate Exam with each county receiving 2 scholarships with the subsequent awards divided amongst those with the remaining best scores regardless of which county. There are 125 scholarships in total awarded every year. 100 scholarships are made available to students in the Republic of Ireland and 25 are available to students in Northern Ireland.
Apprenticeships in ESB NetworksThe Apprentice Electrician/Network Technician programme offers you on the job learning as well as classroom based learning. You will benefit from varied work experience, working both indoors and outdoors. You will learn a variety of electrical and practical skills and you will obtain a QQI Advanced Level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate with a World Class Utility Company. ESB Networks DAC serves 2.3 million domestic and business customers in Ireland providing a safe and reliable electricity supply. Each year, ESB Networks employ a number of Electrical Apprentices. The 2018 Apprenticeship Programme will open for applications on 1st February 2018. Candidates must be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2018. Training commences in September 2018. Closing date is Wednesday , 14th March 2018.
Visit their website https://esbnetworks.ie/careers for more details
Bus Eireann 2018 Apprenticeships 2018 Bus Eireann Apprenticeships are now open. " These apprenticeship positions are open to both female and male candidates. Our apprentices are trained to the highest possible technical standards and acquire, amongst many other skills, the ability to maintain the various systems associated with modern public service vehicles. This includes training on the various day to day repairs and preventative maintenance tasks, in addition to vehicle diagnostics/fault finding with some of the most advanced systems of its kind in place. Our apprentices have had much success in the National Skills Competition over the years. An apprenticeship comprises seven phases, three off-the-job and four on-the job. During all of these phases you are assessed on a structured ongoing basis." For further information vist their website at http://www.buseireann.ie/news_timetable.php?id=2655&month=Mar
Important Reminder for students who have an exemption from studying Irish
Important Reminder for students who have an exemption from studying Irish who are applying to an NUI college- NUI Galway, Maynooth University, UCD, UCC, St Angela’s College, RCSI or NCAD
In order to be accepted by the above colleges students who have an exemption from Irish must also apply to NUI for an exemption from Irish and/or third language. The Application form is available at: http://www.nui.ie/college/docs/exemption.pdfwww.nui.ie/college/docs/exemptionpdf This form must be printed, the appropriate sections filled in and signed by School Principal and it is then posted to NUI, 49 Merrion Sq, Dublin 2.
Students with an exemption from Irish who are applying to Trinity College, DCU or UL must apply to the Admissions Office of the relevant college for an exemption from the second language requirement unless they are studying French or German
MOST IN DEMAND JOBS IN IRELAND IN THE SHORT TERM
The top growth industries include IT Services/Computer Software/Hardware, Accounting and Auditing, Innovation and Intellectual Property Related Enterprises, Green Sector Jobs, Business Services and Medical/Health
Most of the job search engines, career sites and economists agree that the top growth industries include: 1. IT Services/Computer Software/Hardware ICT is a key growth sector for Ireland and the availability of highly skilled IT professionals here has attracted many high profile companies that continue to reinvest. In addition, the IT outsourcing market could boom as employers increasingly look to third-party providers in order to cut costs. 2. Accounting and Auditing There is still some demand for qualified and part qualified accountants when all eyes are on the books at the moment. There is steady demand for compliance and risk professionals. Qualified and newly qualified accountants are required within the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and energy industries, as are candidates with insolvency and forensics experience. 3. Innovation and Intellectual Property Related Enterprises Even in an economic downturn, businesses that are focused on innovation and niche product development can continue to grow. The introduction by the Government of a new tax relief on capital expenditure incurred in the acquisition of intellectual property (IP) should act as a catalyst to attract further inward investment into Ireland and ultimately lead to the creation of new jobs. 4. Green Sector Jobs Employment in green sectors is on the rise according to recruitment agencies. Jobs in green areas such as renewable energy, environmental and energy-efficient technologies are forecast to continue to increase. Indeed, a joint report recently published by Forfás and Inter Trade Ireland showed that the environmental sector has the potential to become a valuable component of long-term economic development in Ireland.
The creation of more and more companies in the green sector, such as wind farms and waste-water specialists has led to a strong demand for energy consultants and electric engineers.
We are also likely to see a massive demand for qualifications in environmental biology, renewable and electrical energy systems, environmental management and specialist fields within science and engineering. What's more, companies involved in the production of environmental goods and services need all the other traditional supporting business functions such as finance, HR and marketing. 5. Business Services During the recent months of relentlessly bad economic news it is notable that inward investment (through the IDA pipeline) has continued. Indeed the latest Services Trade statistics released by the Central Statistics Office show that Services exports were up by 3% valued at €67.59 billion.
The rapid emergence of internationally traded services (e.g. computer and information services and insurance services) reflects the growing importance of our knowledge based industries. There is a huge potential for a wide range of indigenous companies to join multi-nationals in exporting services from Ireland. This will be fuelled, in no small part, by the availability of an educated, young and linguistically diverse workforce. 6. Medical/Health The medical recruitment industry is not reporting the same dismal problems seen in some sections of the recruitment industry. Because of the aging baby boomer population, many companies and organisations related to health care and other needs of the elderly are in a good position to weather the recession.
While nursing is going through a difficult time in terms of recruitment, the increase in the number of private healthcare providers should see prospects look up in the medium term. The pharmaceutical industry is in a good position to see out the recession; people will always need medical care ensuring a continued demand for research, development and production of new drugs.
Medical sales jobs offer opportunities at the moment while medicine and dentistry tend to be careers in which people can prosper despite general economic difficulties.