Post Degree Options: Jobs in Ireland, Work Permit, Salary

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    Ireland has recently introduced the Third Level Graduate Scheme according to which, after completing their studies, international students in Ireland can stay back for 24 months. So Jobs in Ireland for International students have grown considerably in the last few years. The unemployment rate in Ireland is close to 5% only, reflecting the prospects for students are manifold immediately after graduation.

    To apply for a job in Ireland, international students must obtain Stamp 1G or obtain a work permit. There are 9 visa options for international students, the most applied for visas are, General Employment Permit and Critical Skills Employment Permit.

    Also, those who want to continue with further studies can get STAMP 2 renewed. To extend student visa or Stamp 2, students must submit Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or GNIB Card, proof of fee payment and scholarship/ funding proof.

    Jobs in Ireland for International Students

    Ireland’s service sector is thriving as offices of major information technology giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. are located in the country. Jobs after studying in Ireland are booming in the Information Technology sector. Also, a considerable rise in the demand of graduates from hospitality and tourism industry has been observed.

    Graduates from the following fields are in demand currently in Ireland

    Field Profile
    Information Technology App Developer
    Data analysts
    Software developers
    IT Support Specialists
    Business and Finance Accountants
    Business intelligence Analysts
    Financial Advisors
    Risk and Compliance Professionals
    Engineering Biomedical Engineers
    Chemical Engineers
    Electrical engineers
    Energy engineers
    Healthcare Doctors
    Hospitality Chefs
    Transport and Logistics Logistics and Supply Chain Managers
    Supply Chain Analysts
    Transport Managers

    Other popular graduate jobs for international students are in the following fields:

    • Beverages and brewing
    • Chemicals
    • Computer Hardware and Software
    • Food Products
    • Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals

    Top Companies in Ireland Offering Employment

    Apple Dell Ireland
    Google Ryanair
    Twitter Microsoft
    Facebook Boston Scientific
    Accenture Accenture
    Aon Bristol-Myers Squib

    To work in Ireland, students must have a valid job offer of EUR 60,000/ year or EUR 30,000 (if a job is listed in the restricted list). Students from UK or EU countries do not need to apply for work permit. International students need to apply for either of the following two things:

    Stamp 1G- Third Level Graduate Scheme

    If international students take up The Third Level Graduate scheme, then they can apply at According to the scheme,

    • Students can stay up to 24 months after obtaining a degree in a masters or doctoral program
    • Undergraduate honors degree holders can stay back for 12 months
    • Ordinary degree holder can stay back for 6 months only.

    The permission obtained through Stamp 1G cannot be renewed.

    Ireland Work Permit- Requirements

    Out of the 9 work permits, students can apply for the most relevant one for their job type after getting an offer of employment from the recruiter.

    To get a work permit, international students must:

    • Have PPS Number or GNIB card
    • Proficiency in English/ Irish or both
    • Higher education qualifications
    • Original letter signed by the Irish Universities’ Registrar
    • Passport

    Graduate Employment Rate Ireland- Best Universities

    • University College Dublin
    • Trinity College Dublin
    • University of Limerick
    • University College Cork
    • Dublin City University


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