Hello everyone. Well I never knew that there would be an overwhelming response to people wanting to know more about Studying in Ireland. Thanks for the pleasant comments.
In this article I will cover about Part Time Jobs in Ireland for International Students ( and Indian Students ).
Part Time Jobs in Ireland for International Students
Here comes the biggest topic of all times from the blog comments and the of-course the primary reason to why students want to come overseas.
Before I go through the post study job scenario, I would first cover the Part Time Jobs in Ireland for Indian and International students topic as that is the most asked question.
- DISCLAIMER: This is in context to my personal experience, my close friends and many people who I know well.
This may not be a situation for each and everyone but for most of the Indian students. So please do not pass negative comments here or via Facebook messages. I could accept compliments though 🙂
Straight and blunt, no beating around the bush, DO NOT come here if you think you can do a part-time job and recover your college fees.
Part Time jobs are really hard to get here. I repeat, Part Time jobs are really hard to get here in Ireland for students.
I do not mean to dishearten people, but that’s what the truth is.
I do not want students come to Ireland with false hopes created by the highly commercial educational consultancies of India.
They which have fancy dressed ladies behind the desks who inform students that there are plenty of Part Time jobs in Ireland. Plus, you can earn your living expenses with ease, and in fact can save money and send home to cover up loans. This is not true!
I repeat again, do not come to study in Ireland if you think you can easily get a Part Time job and survive yourself with ease.
Part Time Jobs in Ireland – Experience Required
Most Part Time jobs here in Dublin, Ireland require at least ONE YEAR of experience, be it either a bar tender or a cleaner or a waiter or whatever it is.
You can of course get good jobs if you have recommendations and reference from your friends who have already worked at that specific job or from a person of the same community.
Personally, I have a year’s experience working with Amazon, yet I could not find a job as the IT companies do not hire students for PT jobs. They have full-time job vacancies though.
Frankly you wouldn’t earn enough to send back money home.
Please understand that Ireland is a small country unlike the US. So, number of Part Time job are very scarce.
The minimum wage here is €8.65 per hour and students can work legally up to 20 hours a week and 40 hours a week during vacations (the vacation periods would be mentioned by the respective colleges and Universities you are enrolled in).
Part Time Jobs Options – Tutoring
One smart way of earning money here is via tutoring.
Be it Maths, Statistics, Chemistry or just plain English Language tutoring.
If you believe you are good at a specific subject(s) you can find many students who are willing to pay good sums of money to learn from a Tutor.
You can also earn from writing and assisting in assignments and thesis reports.
Again, if you are brilliant, professors would pull you in to mentor undergraduates which also pays decent money.
The bottom line here is:
I humbly request students to make up financial arrangements before arriving here in Ireland for Higher Education as an International Student, in case you do not find a PT here.
I don’t want students to come here with high expectations and later experience hard ships and ponder over their decision to coming to Ireland.
And now since the blog has become really long now and as I do not have a lot of time due to my Masters studies, I have to sadly conclude here and continue with the post job scenario in the next blog.
Keeping posting questions and suggestions, I will try my best to answer them.
I would be more honored, if I can get a few words of acknowledgements for this blog.
Would really appreciate me and also motivate me to write more blogs and helps students out.
Thanks and good luck!
While I cannot answer all the comments as it very hard to address each one which, in some way or the other, is connected to a different one. So instead I would be writing a blog answering all the common questions and some random and exceptional ones individually.
Study in Ireland Blog Post Series
- Part 1 : Why Study in Ireland (not USA or UK or Australia)?
- Part 2 : Travel, Housing and Cost of Living in Ireland for Indian Students
- Part 3 : This Article