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
testament to the quality of Rathmines College courses and our relations with employers.

For more information on Employer Engagement email info@rc.cdetb.ie

Employer Engagement services include
  • Engaging with industry for job opportunities and work experience for our students
  • Developing Industry Partners for Internship opportunities for Professional Accounting and QQI Level 5 and 6 students
  • Engage with industry on upskilling and reskilling of their employees through Skills to Advance and Explore Initiatives
  • Building long-term relationships with Industry Partners
  • Inviting companies to attend our Career Fairs
  • Develop job opportunities with recruiters
  • Engage with companies and promote their job opportunities with students and graduates

Skills to Advance

SOLAS in partnership with the ETBs, the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and the Regional Skills Fora launched ‘Leading Through Change’, a leadership and management upskilling initiative Rathmines College was one of the CDETB Further Education Colleges that piloted the ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management with six employers. The ILM Certificate focuses on upskilling employees in supervisory management or team leader roles.

This 17-week programme incorporates the following modules – Writing for Business, Managing and Implementing Change, Motivation in the Workplace, Solving Problems and Managing Remote Workers. For qualifying SME’s there is no financial cost in undertaking a QQI Level 5 course and there is a 70% for QQIL5 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 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 workplace mentor twice a year for feedback on the performance of the apprentice.

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