DBS Careers Fair Thursday 16th February 2012 Employer Guide

DBS Careers Fair
Thursday 16th February 2012
Employer Guide
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant,
first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance
and management. We support our 147,000 members and 424,000 students in 170 countries throughout their careers, providing services
through a network of 83 offices and active centres.
Our global infrastructure means that exams and support are delivered at a local level, directly benefiting students wherever they are based.
ACCA Ireland has over 20,000 students studying all over the country. Our globally relevant qualifications will give you an excellent start in core
accountancy skills, or you can gain more specialist knowledge – depending on your ability and the qualifications you already have. ACCA
qualifications provide everything you need – at any level – to build a successful career in finance.
Join AIESEC, the largest student-run organisation in the world which changed more than 18000 students’ lives in 2011 in over 110 countries.
AIESEC provides 6-12 week volunteering and teaching programmes where you will have positive impact on society. We are offering
opportunities to Volunteer in Romania, Ghana, Poland & Brazil and to Teach in Colombia, Hungary & China. Starting in June 2012, with
opportunities beginning EVERY DAY, AIESEC will provide you with an integrated learning experience. A chance to develop and challenge yourself
whilst experiencing new cultures and enhancing your skills.
If you have ever dreamt of making a difference then AIESEC is the perfect platform for you. Every opportunity is unique, from HIV/Aids projects
in Ghana, to developing children in European Summer Camps, to teaching English to teenagers in Colombia, or CEOs in China – there is
something there for you.
An AIESEC experience will allow you to see more of the world than you ever dared imagine. Furthermore AIESEC helps you in the preparation
before travelling and provides cultural integration while being abroad. As part of the programme we also provide you with training to develop
your skills and competencies. After finishing the programme we offer you the possibility to reintegrate to Irish society and represent your
experience to those crucial recruiters.
Camara is a West African word that means “one who teaches with experience.” Camara is driven by two core beliefs:
1) Education is the key for people to break the cycle of poverty they find themselves in;
2) Properly used, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be harnessed to revolutionize the way world class education is
delivered to disadvantaged communities.
We rely on Volunteers almost completely and Camara could not function without people giving their time. Volunteers are involved in all aspects
of the organisation, as members on our Board of Directors, as workshop technicians, fundraisers and marketing advisors amongst many more.
We offer structured internships which are ideal for those looking to start a career in the development sector, as well as those seeking to gain
work experience in a dynamic, innovative organisation. Camara also provide placements to those who have recently completed a PC
Maintenance or similar course to support us in refurbishing the computers we send to Irish, Africa and Jamaican schools.
For more information about Camara Education and all our current internship positions visit www.camara.ie
It is important that you have the competitive edge to be a front runner in business. The CIMA qualification is highly valued by employers
globally, making you marketable across international boundaries and business sectors.
With over 195,000 students and members in over 176 countries, CIMA students and members make up a powerful network of business leaders.
• CIMA is the best preparation for an international career in business.
• With its emphasis on strategic business skills, the qualification is a springboard to success both within and outside of finance.
• CIMA gives you more career options to support your ambitions.
• Flexible study methods that suit you – online learning and study texts to learn at your own pace or face-to-face tuition with the guidance of
If you have a relevant degree you may be granted exemptions from some modules. To view exemptions visit www.cimaglobal.com/exemptions
How to apply
Register online at www.cimaireland.com or contact the CIMA Ireland office at +353 1 6430400/cima.ireland@cimaglobal.com
Comfort Keepers
Comfort Keepers is a family owned and run Irish organisation operating 10 offices around the country. Home care is a fantastic solution for
people for whom daily tasks have become too difficult to manage either through illness or other reasons. Care is from ½ an hour per
week to 24 hour Live In care 365 days a year. All our carers are fully vetted and background checked. Carers are trained in-house and we have
agreed our quality assurance procedures with FETAC. Comfort Keepers fully monitor and review all care with you to ensure the best quality of
care can be provided.
Client Care Managers, Client Care Coordinators, Carers positions, Live-in Carers positions
Fold positions, Training Managers, Training Coordinators, Hr Coordinators
Hr Internships, Marketing positions, Marketing Internships
A professional qualification is invaluable when it comes to long term security and there has never been a better time to become a Certified
Public Accountant. The CPA qualification is open to all and you do not need to be working in a relevant area to start your study. Flexible study
options are available at our approved educators around the country, including full time, part time, weekend distance and E-Learning options.
By becoming a CPA, you are joining a global network. Out of some two and a half million accountants globally, one million plus describe
themselves as CPAs. CPA Ireland has a number of international recognition agreements in place with peer bodies in Australia, Canada and New
Zealand among others.
As well as international borders, the CPA qualification transfers across all aspects of industry and business with a 70/30 split in our membership
between business and practice respectively. CPAs work in amazingly diverse roles and industries, ranging from an emmy-nominated casting
director to entrepreneurs to CEOs of large corporate concerns.
Having the designation CPA after your name tells the world you have the skill sets to face the present economic challenges head on. Our
success, and the success of our students, reflects the strength of the CPA syllabus. The syllabus is continually changing to ensure that CPA
accountants are progressive, innovative and proactive strategists capable of understanding and contributing towards business recovery and
Fónua was formerly part of the multinational 20:20 Mobile Group. The Company commenced trading in Ireland in 1997 and today, turnover
exceeds €200 million, ranking us in the Top 250 Companies in Ireland. Through an uncompromising commitment to quality of service, we have
succeeded in developing relationships with all of the key players in the Telecommunications industry in Ireland.
Today, Fónua holds in excess of 60% market share in Mobile Handset Distribution and through its sister company, Fónfix, in excess of 70%
market share in Mobile Handset Repair in Ireland. Fónua Ltd. is a dynamic and progressive company. We have established ourselves as the
unrivalled market leader for the distribution of mobile phones and cellular products in Ireland.
With a staff of over 180, all employed in the Sandyford area, Fónua has achieved this market dominating position by constantly questioning
entrenched thinking. The challenge facing us today is to refine that knowledge, expand on it, and apply it to identifying new and exciting
Vital to Fónua’s success has been the ability to recognise and nurture exceptional talent. Our team of highly driven and dynamic employees is
the motivating force behind our business. Maturing in a ‘can do’ environment that values talent development as much as success, our
management team have achieved levels of success which would be unthinkable in a less dynamic company.
We are looking for motivated, positive, self-starters with a keen commitment to quality and service to join our already successful team.
Friary Law
Why Friarylaw NYB Programme?
Celebrating eleven years of unrivalled success at the New York Bar in association with America’s Premier Bar Review, Friarylaw provide an
enormously successful Attorney-at-Law programme, training 95 % of the Irish market, North and South.
80%+ of our candidates will be successful within a year, where those candidates unsuccessful at the first attempt can avail of a second attempt
within a year, the exams being offered by the New York State Board of Law Examiners both at the end of February and at the end of July each
The programme is delivered by the Friarylaw Legal Training team, led by Oliver J Connolly, BL, an Irish Barrister, New York & US Supreme Court
Attorney, lecturer-in-law in Trinity College Dublin & American Arbitration Association World Fellow (2003).
• Entry level qualification for much of international legal services in US, Europe and the wider World
• Relevant for, inter alia, International ADR, Aviation, Construction & Infrastructure, Capital Markets & High Finance, Human Rights, Oil & Gas
• Established relationships with leading US Law Schools and assistance with admission to their LLM Programs available to Friarylaw candidates
• A unique International Alumni and Professional Contacts open to successful Friarylaw candidates
• Fully comprehensive programme materials, customised for Irish law graduates
• Weekend lecture courses over an intensive fivemonth programme held in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, and Galway.• Includes 2 simulated bar exams
held under exam conditions, supervised by Friarylaw NY Attorneys
E: admin@thefriary.ie / W: www.newyorkbar.ie
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency that implements a wide variety of emergency and development programmes across 13 countries
in the developing world. We have regular opportunities for experienced humanitarian workers, as well as posts for those who are new to the
sector (such as accountants, engineers and logisticians). Contracts are normally for 12 months, and GOALies receive a salary or re-settlement
grant depending on level of experience, as well as housing (normally shared), travel insurance, medical checks, flights, food and living
As all posts are at management level, we require a minimum of two years post-qualification work experience, but this does not need to be
overseas experience for all roles. Current vacancies are available on www.goal.ie but we also welcome speculative applications. We are now
accepting applications for our panel, from applicants who are available for work within the next year - send your CV and cover letter to Laura
Byrne (lbyrne@goal.ie)
Go 4 Less
Go4less specialise in work abroad visas. We are currently offering 12 month graduate visas to the USA, internship programme to the USA, 1
year work and Travel Visa opportunities to Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Summer J1 programme to USA and a TEFL programme to China.
Details about all our programmes can also be found on our website go4less.ie
Gradpool is the home of the Gradmatcher, Ireland's first and only online careers fair for students and graduates. In approximately 2 minutes,
users can match themselves to their ideal graduate programme or employer based on characteristics that are important to them.
Using the Gradmatcher tool to figure out who you want to work for or what area you want to work in creates huge efficiencies for the user in
their job search. For starters students no longer have to:
Spend hours online comparing and contrasting prospective employers
Take days out of work/study and incur the expenses involved in attending various careers fairs
Apply en masse to various companies because you feel that’s what you should be doing in final year, instead apply in order of those
most suited to you.
Gradireland is a true partnership between the Careers Services of the Universities, ITs and Colleges across Ireland and Northern Ireland
(represented by the Association of Higher Education Careers Services) and their professional publishing partner, GTI Ireland, part of the GTI
Group, the world’s largest graduate careers publishing company. This partnership ensures the credibility and accuracy of all gradireland
products and services, as well as the support and promotion of these products and services to students and graduates nationwide by their
Careers Services. Profits from the partnership are reinvested by the Association of Higher Education Careers Services to benefit careers services,
students and graduates, and recruiters, in providing training, research and promoting best practice in graduate careers and employability in
Career Advice and Information / Job & Internship Advertisement / Career Events
Habitat for Humanity
1.6 billion people around the world do not have access to decent shelter. 1 billion live in slums. Unless urgent action is taken this will increase
to 2 billion people by 2030.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with families, communities and volunteers to find local housing solutions to meet the specific needs
of each community where we work. We do not build houses for people, we build with them. We work together with homeowners and
volunteers to construct, renovate, or refurbish homes using donations of money, land and materials. Once completed houses are sold to
partner families at no profit, providing a hand up rather than a hand out. We advocate for fair and just housing policies and train and provide
resources so families can improve their own shelter needs.
Since 1976, we have served more than 500,000 families, or 2.5 million people, in more than 90 countries around the world, including Ireland.
What is the ICSA?
ICSA (the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) is the international qualifying and Membership body for the Chartered
Secretary profession and a recognised authority on governance and compliance.
What is a Chartered Secretary?
Chartered Secretaries are high-ranking professionals with a diverse set of skills unique among many professions. Trained in corporate law,
finance, governance and corporate secretarial practice, Chartered Secretaries are the focal point for independent advice about the conduct of
business, governance and compliance. They can also offer legal and accounting advice and manage the development of strategy and corporate
JobBridge is the National Internship Scheme that will provide work experience placements for interns for a 6 or 9 month period.
The aim of the National Internship Scheme is to assist in breaking the cycle where jobseekers are unable to get a job without experience, either
as new entrants to the labour market after education or training or as unemployed workers wishing to learn new skills. The scheme will also
give people a real opportunity to gain valuable experience to bridge the gap between study and the beginning of their working lives.
The scheme will provide for up to 5,000 work experience placements in the private, public and voluntary sectors. This will be a time-limited
scheme. Interns will receive an allowance of €50 per week on top of their existing social welfare entitlement. This will be payable for the period
of the internship.
There are currently over 1,800 internships available on our website www.jobbridge.ie
Le Cheile
Le Chéile is a child-centred, non-judgemental project which recruits and trains volunteers from local communities to work with young people
and families.
Le Chéile provides a mentoring service to young people involved with Young Person’s Probation. We are currently recruiting volunteer mentors,
to act as a positive role model, advisor and friend. Mentors work with a young person for up to 3 hours a week, meeting them in a public
community based setting and engaging in various activities.
Volunteers often come from all walks of life and often have no previous experience just a genuine interest in working with young people. Full
training and support is provided to all our volunteers.
Lidl is the leading discount retailer in Europe, trading in more than 20 countries and operating in excess of 8,000 stores. We entered the Irish
market in 2000 and currently have more than 150 stores and 3,000 employees across the island of Ireland.
Why work for Lidl?
At Lidl, we recognise that our people are our greatest asset and that our success is hugely attributable to the commitment and dedication of
our workforce. That’s why we offer one of the industry’s most attractive remuneration packages. All Lidl employees receive a competitive
salary along with other benefits. Depending on their role these benefits could include health insurance and a pension plan or a fully expensed
company car. Career development and training are of major importance to us. In fact, many of our managers have successfully advanced their
careers from starting positions in our stores. All employees are provided with the training and support they need to reach their full potential
and to progress within the company. Structured on the job training is given with opportunities for the development of many skills including
teamwork, customer service, people management and communication.
The Retail Management Degree with Lidl and DBS provides you with an innovative, exciting and challenging route to obtaining an
internationally recognised degree. Not only that – impress us by putting your learning into practice, and you will kick-start your career in retail
management with Lidl! Lidl will fully sponsor the development programme so there is no cost to you. In fact, not only do we sponsor your
degree – we also pay you a salary, pay your holidays and offer you healthcare! The programme is accredited at Level 7 on the National
Qualifications Framework by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).
Find out further information here: http://www.lidl-degree.ie/cps/rde/xchg/SID-B9D94402-3C2E3EA5/lidl-degree/hs.xsl//index.htm
Lidl Graduate Programme - Find out further information here: http://www.lidl.ie/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_ri_ie/hs.xsl/13471.htm
Merck (MSD)
This is the common goal that unites and guides us at MSD. Uncompromising dedication to the people who depend on our products is a passion
we all share. At MSD, you'll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. As part
of our global team, you'll collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. Whatever your
career path - whether it's pursuing original science in the laboratory, working directly with our customers, manufacturing quality products or
supporting our business in another way - Merck offers opportunities to develop and expand your career while making a true difference in
people's lives.
To view our current job opportunities - www.msd.com/careers
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows people to send money without sharing financial information, with
the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With 106 million active accounts in 190
markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay company since 2002.
Due to continued growth and success, PayPal is actively looking to fill multilingual permanent positions in customer service, risk operations,
financial operations, sales and account management for their European Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown, Dublin. The Centre manages all
direct customer contact for PayPal's businesses across Europe. It opened in 2003 with just 25 staff and has now increased to 1,400 and will
continue to grow into 2012.
Customer Solutions: Customer Service Agent, Limitations Agent, Executive Escalation.
Merchant Services: Telesales, Business Support, Account Management
Fraud Agent, Brand Risk Management, Vetting Agents
Financial Operations:
Collections, Chargebacks, Protection Services
Full subsidised Medical Insurance for you and your dependents (VHI)
Life Insurance & Disability Insurance
Pension Scheme
Free gym on-site
Free parking
Subsidised canteen and coffee shop.
Subsidised shuttle bus from Dublin city centre (O’Connell St)
25 days holiday
Paid 4 weeks Sabbatical after 5 years service
Monthly Reward & Recognition programme.
Very active Sports & Social Club
Tax Institute
The Irish Tax Institute (ITI) is the leading professional body for taxation affairs in Ireland. Our 6,000 membership comprises AITI Chartered Tax
Advisers (CTA), accountants, barristers, solicitors and other business professionals. Our mission is to support an efficient, fair and competitive
tax system that encourages economic and social progress.
For over 40 years ITI has been Ireland's foremost provider of taxation professionals through our three-year (AITI) and one-year (TMITI) tax
TEFL Express
Whether you’re looking for an amazing gap year or a way to fund travelling the world – TEFL Express can get you there! TEFL Express is a
leading provider of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) training courses that provides a range of flexible online and classroom based
courses with blended options too.
In conjunction with its TEFL courses, TEFL Express also offers a Job Placement Programme that now places people in well paid English teaching
jobs in several countries including Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Czech Republic and Georgia.
First time English teachers can rest assured they’re in good hands on a supported Paid Teaching Internship. These shorter teaching contracts
are designed to offer added support while at your teaching location and are an excellent way to kick start your TEFL career.
Volunteer Projects
The Volunteer Projects (TVP) is a registered Irish charity, international Development NGO and volunteer-sending organisation that believes in
‘Development through Volunteerism.
Volunteers are recruited and trained for overseas work Placements in Tanzania and Cambodia in a number of partner Projects. 2 week to 6
month placements are available for both skilled and unskilled volunteers. As we support the projects all year round, placements are available at
all times.
Volunteers work in areas such as Social Care and Teaching in our partner Orphanages and Nursery Schools, Environmental Conservation, Sports
Coaching, Business Management at our Women’s’ Project, Musical Outreach and Construction. The volunteers from Ireland gain valuable work
experience, using their skills and training in a practical way, while also learning about a different culture and witnessing the effects of global
poverty first hand.
We also fund, manage and implement local Development and human rights initiatives within these partner Projects and help volunteers and
donors who wish to contribute to these Projects using their time, skills and/or money.
More information on TVP can be found on our website www.thevolunteerprojects.com or by contacting us at info@thevolunteerprojects.com