Ok, so you’ve got your results, and the initial shock, happiness, despair or whole range of emotions have settled. What happens next? What are your options? Our free resource is available for you to download and share outlining important dates and some of your options for your next steps.
Download our Leaving Cert Results – Whats Next? publication
If you haven’t already applied for a student grant, it’s not too late. The deadline for priority applications was in July, but applications can still be accepted, although they will not be processed until those received in July are sorted.
You can apply through SUSI, and you can get more information through our publication, The Rough Guide to Student Grant 2016.
It’s difficult in the early years of your working life to know ‘what’s normal’ when it comes to the working day. Or, if on a job application form you get asked, ‘how much you’d expect to be paid?’ how much is enough?. This post aims to give a little bit of help for young workers.
There are certain things that should be in place no matter what – legal requirements that every employer is supposed to meet. We have a couple of documents you can download giving you the basics. There is one with rights for workers under 18 and one for those over 18. Feel free to download and share as much as you like.
It gives an idea about what hours you can work at ages 14 – 18, your breaks, days off etc, as well as pay rates.
There are different minimum wage rates for under 18’s, or if you are 18 but in your first or second year of employment.
Download Part time Work Rights for Under 18s
Download Part Time Worker Rights for Over 18s