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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 10th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 10th

Friday, April 10, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 10th

This week saw just two jobs announcements, however we have highlighted some companies which are currently recruiting for apprentices and graduates. Click on the links below for full details.

Now Recruiting …

  • Coillte are Recruiting Forestry Graduates - The Coillte Graduate Development Programme is offering talented individuals who have drive, energy and ambition an opportunity to be part of the future of Coillte with a three year placement.
  • Gas Networks Ireland Apprenticeship Programme NOW OPEN - Gas Networks Ireland, in conjunction with SOLAS has launched its first apprenticeship programme in 30 years. The company said more than 50 opportunities will be created in apprenticeship and graduate programmes between now and 2017.

Jobs Coming on Stream …

  • 75 New Jobs for Dublin with IFDS - International Financial Data Services (IFDS) has announced the creation of 75 new jobs for Dublin to be filled throughout 2015.
  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland. There have been over 28,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.


Stonecutting and Stonemasonry Apprenticeship Launched in Kerry - A new apprenticeship programme, which will see apprentices work to preserve iconic heritage sites in Ireland has been officially launched in Kerry ETB Training Centre, Tralee, Co Kerry.

Hub Strategy to bring New Jobs to County Wexford - Plans are afoot to recreate the commercial identities of the four main towns in County Wexford which will create new jobs.

Are you a Jobseeker?

Lots of valuable information HERE

to help you with your search.

Useful Statistics ...

1,600 New positions advertised this week 30th March – 5th April

28,116 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

  • 1.93m people currently at work (Q3 2014)
  • 1.5% increase in employment over last 12 months (Q3 2014)
  • 10% is the current unemployment rate (Apr 2015) down from 15.1% (Feb 2012)
  • 5.7% is the long term unemployment rate (Q3 2014), down from 8.1% (Q2 2013)
  • 213,600 people unemployed (Q4 2014), down from 300,700 (Q2 2013)

(Source: from #AllAboutJobs)

Career Planning …

Facebook drive behind huge wave of applications to Navy – A staggering 1,225 people applied for just 80 navy recruit places which closed for application last month.


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