Employer Engagement

Rathmines College provides an Employment Engagement Service.
Employer Engagement

The college has partnered and developed relationships with employers over many years. These relationships have helped the college to keep abreast of the changing needs of industry when developing and reviewing the range of courses offered. 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 college Employer Engagement Officer is Elaine Given info@rc.cdetb.ie

Employer Engagement services include

Student Bursaries

Employers’ Forum where annually a group of employers come to the college for an information session with students about specific course related sectors and employment opportunities

Employer Guest Lectures and Company Site Visits

Employment Opportunities Notice Board


Skills to Advance

This new Employee Development Skills to Advance Policy launched by the government is very exciting for SME employers. This initiative enables your employees to up skilled or reskill for today’s industry needs.

Rathmines College can support the growing needs of your business by carrying out a skills audit of your company to identify skills needs for a changing industry. A QQI Level 5 Certificate or Level 6 Advance Certificate can be tailored to your company needs whether it is in the area of Customer Service, Digital Marketing or IT. This skills audit will match innovative learning solutions that suit you, the employer.

For qualifying SMEs there is no financial cost for undertaking a QQI Level 5 course and there is a 70% discount for QQI Level 6 courses.


Explore Initiative

This programme is designed to encourage long term employees to engage with lifelong learning and to assist employers to future proof their businesses by upskilling their existing workforce.

The Explore programme:

  • Is free to employers
  • Targets people in manufacturing
  • Develops new skills including digital skills
  • Is delivered in a flexible format
  • Promotes health and wellbeing in the workforce
Accounting Apprenticeship
College Mentor

Rathmines College offers a two year ATI apprenticeship programme. We have a designated team of mentors that supports the apprentices in college and visit the work-place mentor twice a year for feedback on the performance of the apprentice.

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