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Working outside Ireland after your Studies

You may be an international student returning home or seeking employment in another country, or you may be an Irish student looking for work overseas or an internship. Whatever your circumstances, there are many benefits to spending some time abroad. Be sure to spend some time researching local labour market information and finding out what employers in your target country are looking for in an application. Going Global is a great starting point for finding out about opportunities abroad. You can also find thousands international vacancies on Trinity CareerGate.

It's important to inform yourself about work permit and visa requirements in your target country. The embassy websites, or national immigration body websites, are a good place to find informaiton about these.

If you work in aprofession that involves regulation, such as medicine or teaching, you should also do some research to find out what professional bodies you might need to approach about being able to work in this profession in a different country.

When you start your international job search, consider these companies and opportunities:

  • Irish companies based overseas e.g. Kompass , FAME database
  • Multinational companies
  • Government organisations e.g. Diplomatic Service
  • Specific internship programmes which place you in an organisation overseas eg AIESEC or EOP
  • Voluntary work overseas

Contacts in companies abroad can be a great support when trying to find work. In addition to your own network, don't forget that as a Trinity College Dublin student you have access to a number of other supports:


For Related Resources go to Working Abroad




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