Stint Ireland Director Melanie McDowell recently took some time to discuss the working holiday (gap year) visa to Ireland. Currently, there is a real opportunity for graduates to obtain employment in Ireland, especially those with qualifications within the financial and legal industries. Melanie explains all things gap year and how the application process can be easy with the right support.
What is the working holiday visa?
The Working Holiday Visa allows recent American graduates to come to Ireland to live and work for a full year, and for young Canadians (up to 30 yrs) to come for two years.
Currently, there is a huge opportunity for those with university qualifications in areas such as finance and law
What are the benefits of taking a gap year in Ireland?
Ireland is a great place to take a Working Holiday given the thriving job market in Dublin. There are diverse work opportunities in professional sectors like legal and finance, as well as more creative areas like marketing, and graphic design. Being English speaking, jobs are really available in any area. Currently, there is a huge opportunity for those with university qualifications in areas such as finance and law. Employers are willing to pay approximately €15-€18 per hour. We connect graduates with our employment partner before they arrive in Ireland, this provides the opportunity to network and connect with the right opportunities. Outside of work, Dublin makes a great base for exploring Ireland and Europe.
Why would you recommend for recent grads/grads to apply?
How can someone apply to Stint?
Applying to Stint is easy. Just submit an enquiry on our website and one of our team will be in touch to set up a call to answer all your questions. We are a small program and really like to get to know all of our Stinters individually.