The College provides an Employment Advisory Service. Employers contact the College on an ongoing basis in order to recruit staff. Students provide the College with up-to-date CVs and information regarding job opportunities is circulated to the relevant students.
Detailed records of successful placements are maintained by the College and individual students seek employment advice and guidance from the College on a regular basis.
Each Spring a survey is conducted to establish placement details of past students. The most recent result of our annual surveys has been incorporated into each course descriptor.
The College is fortunate in having a first class reputation with employers. Each year new companies join our extensive list of contact firms.
Many of our past students, who hold responsible positions in companies, contact the College directly to recruit staff. This is testimony to the quality and relevance of our courses.
The courses in Rathmines College prepare students for a wide range of possibilities in the world of business, industry and commerce. As a result of this training, the College has built up an excellent reputation and has developed ongoing links with employers.
Legal Administration students may compete, based on academic achievement for an attractive bursary recently sponsored by Dillion Eustace Solicitors. This bursary is in recognition of the excellence of the Legal Administration Course in Rathmines College.
In March 2006 Rathmines College launched its Employers’ Forum. The forum is a group of employers and their representatives who have a special relationship with the college.
How the Employers’ Forum works
We ask the members of the forum to look at the content of our courses. We then get feedback from them by survey or at one of our periodic meetings. We also invite them to give guest lectures to our students.
We find this contact and feedback from employers and their representatives to be most valuable. It helps us to keep abreast of the changing needs of industry when developing and reviewing our courses and it has become crucial to our strategic development as a college.
This relationship with employers is also of great benefit to our students through the guest lecture programmes and the after-course job opportunities that arise. The employers themselves find the relationship very worthwhile as Rathmines College if often a source of suitable recruits for their organisations. They have also expressed to us that they enjoy the meaningful role which they are playing in the development of the college.
O'Hare O'Connor Walshe, Solicitors have over the past several years taken a number of Legal and Business Course students for office experience. We have found this to be very useful. Not only do the students provide welcome assistance for us, but it has given us the opportunity of testing and assessing the abilities of particular students.
Indeed it has in a number of instances transpired that the students were offered and accepted permanent secretarial positions with O'Hare O'Connor Walshe.
O’Hare O’Connor Walshe Solicitors