Naughton Scholarships The Naughton Scholarships are a scheme of scholarships to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland. Each year from February to May Leaving Certificate students can apply for a scholarship if they intend on studying science, engineering or technology at third level that year. They are particularly interested in students applying to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects rather then the more practical sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary, Physiotherapy etc). All applications are reviewed in August each year and the winners of scholarships are notified in September. Full details on who is eligible to apply for a scholarship, the terms and conditions applicable to the scholarships and answers to frequent questions are contained on the Naughton foundation website www.thenaughtonfoundation.com
Apprenticeships in ESB Networks 2020 -
Become an Apprentice in ESB Networks The 2020 recruitment campaign is open from 11am on Friday 7th February 2020 until Friday 13th March 2020.
Candidates need to be 16 years of age on June 1st, 2020
Bus Eireann 2020 Apprenticeships
Apprentice Recruitment Programme 2020
Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Applications for Bus Éireann's Apprenticeship Recruitment Programme 2020 can be made from 1 March 2020.
Reached at least 16 years of age, on or before 1 September 2020
A grade C/ Merit or higher at Ordinary Level in the following subjects in the one sitting of the Junior Certificate - Mathematics, English or Irish, Science* and two other subjects. (Grade D/Achieved or higher in higher level papers is acceptable) *If you have not obtained the required grade in Science, then Art Craft and Design, Home Economics, Materials Technology (Woodwork), Metalwork, Technical Graphics or Technology are acceptable
A grade D/6 or higher at Ordinary Level in the following subjects in the one sitting of the Leaving Certificate - Mathematics, English or Irish, Science Subject* and two other subjects. *Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry
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.