Preparing for Employment
All students complete a work experience module as part of their course.
This module will introduce the student to the career and further educational opportunities within their area of study. Students will receive training on
- how to apply for jobs
- complete CV and cover letters
- prepare for interviews
- employment legislation
Personal and Professional Presentation workshops are offered as part of the induction process and throughout the year.
Students are also encouraged to avail of the services of the Career Guidance Counsellors in the college when making their career decisions.
Work Experience module
Industry work placement is scheduled as one/two days a week or as a block placement. This is in addition to your class timetable. This is a core module, which means that to achieve your full QQI award you must pass the Work Experience module.
Students are expected to get work placement in an area that relates to their course area. We encourage students to start looking for relevant work placements as soon as possible after they are offered a place on a course.
Further details on the specific course requirements and scheduling will be available from your Work Experience Teacher when you start your course.
Students who are studying on any courses that involves working with children and vulnerable persons (Healthcare, Childcare, Sports, Pre-Arts etc) need to be cleared for Garda Vetting before they will be taken on by most employers. Further details will be available when you start your course.
College Insurance Letters
Students will need to supply their work experience placement with a copy of the below letters to show that you are covered by college insurance while on work experience.
Potential employers contact the college on a regular basis to advertise job vacancies. Students will be notified of vacancies relevant to their area of study by their Work Experience Teacher.
Industry supported Competitions
A number of opportunities are given to students to present themselves and their work to industry professionals, through participation in industry competitions, site visits and other initiatives.
Simulated Work Environment
Some of our courses are enhanced by the opportunity to work in a simulated work environment. These are industry standard facilities on-site in the college. These are industry standard facilities on-site in the college.