Summer Job Planning 2016

 

 

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A lot of students need to work during their studies to earn money, and this will also enhance your CV and benefit your future career prospects. Employers are looking for skills and experience gained in a range of different situations, and work experience combined with your academic qualifications can help you stand out!

Finding a job that is related to your field of study and/or the career you would like to go into is a great way to get a foot in the door. Some industries can be difficult to get into, so a job on reception or helping with general tasks can help you network your way in. However, even if your part-time work is seemingly unrelated to your chosen career you can still develop transferable skills and have examples to use in competency-based applications and interviews.

gradireland has some useful information on gaining experience whilst in college, and TargetJobs offers ten skills you can gain from a part-time retail job, which can also apply for work in other sectors.


Finding work

You can find part-time and temporary jobs advertised through most of the usual job websites and channels. However, increasingly employers are using social media as an inexpensive, easy and fast way to fill vacancies. Some tips for finding work are:

 

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Need more advice?

We are open for appointments throughout the summer so feel free to drop in, book online on Careers Connect or ring us on 01 716 7574

Read more about our appointments here.

 

 

 

Why should you consider an Internship and how can you apply?

 

 

 

 

 

Why should you consider an internship?

There are many reasons to do an internship. The outcomes of an internship can include: increasing your skills and knowledge; improving your understanding of a particular job or industry; and the chance to network. All of this can help you to find a paid permanent position in the future.

 

How do you apply for an Internship?

Applying for an internship is a lot like applying for an ordinary job. You will need to provide a CV and cover letter. It is also important that you treat an interview for an internship in the same way that you would an ordinary interview. There are different types of internships such as academic internships, summer internships and graduate internships.

UCD has numerous academic programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate –both taught and research) that include an internship component. Internships vary in duration with some being up to a year in length.

Providing internship opportunities as part of a programme of study benefits students in many ways:

-An opportunity to put theory into practice is provided
-New skills and knowledge, personal and work related, are acquired
-Students’ employment potential is enhanced
Organisations that provide internship opportunities to UCD students also gain positively from the experience:
-Students bring new and updated skills and fresh ideas to the work place
-Student interns can be assessed for their potential to fill future positions

 

Where can you find Internships?

  1. Careers Connect

There are hundreds of internships and job vacancies being advertised on Careers Connect, including jobs in Dublin, the rest of Ireland and overseas – with new employers registering every day. If you’re a UCD student, login with your UCD Connect username and password. If you’ve graduated from UCD, you can register for an alumni account by filling in a simple form. You can update your profile to indicate industry areas you’re interested in, and choose whether to receive email alerts for vacancies.

Under the ‘Online Resources‘ section of our website and Careers Connect, you will be able to search for international internships through ‘Going Global‘, ‘CEI‘ to name a few.

 

2. UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair

On Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, we will be hosting the annual UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair in Astra Hall, Student Centre, Belfield Campus. This fair attracts around 1000 students across all disciplines looking to enhance their career prospects by undertaking an internship or make a broader contribution through volunteering.We will advertise this event on Facebook and Twitter early in the new year.

 

For any queries in relation to academic internships, do no hesitate to contact us in the office through careers@ucd.ie

 

 

 

Casual work – Pensions Office Assistant in UCD

#jobfairy - now hiring

 

 

 

 

 

The Pensions Office requires a graduate from a Business, Actuarial or related discipline to assist in the administration tasks of the office for a limited number of weeks to commence with immediate effect.
The position will require someone with:

  • A proven interest in administration
  • An understanding of the importance of a professional quality service to customers within agreed service level standards
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to act with tact and discretion in all matters
  • Ability to prioritise day to day workload and plan efficiently to achieve goals
  • Ability to exercise initiative and be flexible in approach to work
  • Be dependable in consistently delivering reliable results within service deadlines
  • Well developed IT Skills and numerical ability is required
  • A willingness to learn and work well within a team
  • An interest in working in the area of HR Administration is desirable

Days of work: Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week.

Pay:
2010 (2013) Hourly Rate €12.09
2011 (2013) Hourly Rate €10.88*
*Subject to all new entrants to the public sector as of 1 January 2011

Please send CV and cover letter to Fiona Byrne (Pensions Manager) at fiona.cbyrne@ucd.ie.

Looking for temporary work? UCD HR are hiring

Find a job

**APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST**


 

UCD Human Resources requires an individual on a casual/hourly basis for a limited number of weeks to commence with immediate effect.

The position is 37 hours per week (Mon-Fri) and will be paid at an hourly rate of:

2010 (2013) Hourly Rate €12.09
2011 (2013) Hourly Rate €10.88*
*Subject to all new entrants to the public sector as of 1 January 2011

 

The position will require someone with:

  • A proven interest in Human Resources.
  • An understanding of the importance of a professional quality service to customers within agreed service level standards
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to act with tact and discretion in all matters
  • Ability to prioritise day to day workload and plan efficiently to achieve goals
  • Ability to exercise initiative and be flexible in their approach to work
  • Dependability in consistently delivering reliable results within service deadlines
  • Well developed IT Skills
  • A willingness to learn and work well within a team

Please send applications and CV’s to the Staffing Manager, Thomas Dempster – thomas.dempster@ucd.ie

Come and work with us!

We're hiring!

We're hiring!UCD Career Development Centre is hiring students as casual staff to help with the First Destinations Survey of 2013 UCD graduates.

We need approximately 12 students – two to help with data entry from paper forms and ten to help with making follow up calls to graduates. Rate of pay for both jobs will be 8.65 EUR per hour, with a bonus for those who exceed call targets.


Data entry will run from 19th May until the end of June and helpers will be required for a couple of days each week – dates and times are flexible and can be worked around other commitments.

Follow up calls will take place between Monday 19th May and Friday 6th June. Callers will most likely be required for 2-3 hours per day/evening during these weeks.

Training for both groups will take place in the week beginning 5th May and will last approximately 2 hours.


If you’re interested in participating, please email us at careers@ucd.ie by the end of Monday 28th April stating whether you prefer data entry or calling, and provide a short summary of any relevant work experience. We will invite selected candidates for interviews on Wednesday 30th April or Friday 2nd May.

Summer Temporary Positions with AIB

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AIB logoIf you’re looking for work over summer, check out these temporary roles being advertised by AIB.

 

Location: Dublin South & Central (Branches are located across Dublin City and South Dublin)
Duration: 10 weeks commencing in June 2014
Closing Date: 31st March 2014

Apply Online

AIB has a number of exciting opportunities for individuals who would like to take the first step towards building a career in the field of Branch Banking. We have a number of roles based in our Dublin South & Central branches. Specific locations will be confirmed to successful applicants. Roles are entry level positions and are suitable for candidates who have completed the Leaving Cert (must include a pass in maths & english) plus 1-2 years customer service experience or University/college students who have completed 1 year of their degree.

Working on a dynamic and fast paced team, the candidate will be required to:

  • With the team, achieve agreed service standards, working with customers to provide suitable banking options
  • Take responsibility for completing tasks and contribute to problem solving

Essential Skills and Attributes required include:

  • Demonstrate a very strong commitment to Customer Service
  • Communicate effectively with customers and colleagues
  • Be a strong team player and understand the importance of working with others

Competencies:

  • Customer Relationship Management – engaging the customer and adding value
  • Communicating & Influencing – genuine two way communication to achieve consensus and progress
  • Teamwork and collaboration – working together to deliver results

While not essential, previous experience in financial services would be an advantage. A competitive salary is on offer to successful candidates for the 10 week contract.

The closing date for these roles is 31st March 2014. Please note that if shortlisted, interviews will take place in early April 2014. Please note that annual leave will be accrued over the 10 weeks but will only be granted for ad-hoc days.

Apply Online