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Written by Conor McCreesh and posted in employment


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Q1. What is the current minimum hourly wage for an experienced adult worker in Ireland?

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Experienced adult workers get €9.55 per hour. People aged over 18 with less than 2 years since they began their first job get €8.60 per hour. People aged over 18 with less than 1 year since their began first job get €7.64 per hour. Find out more about wages in Ireland here at Citizens Information Ireland.

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Experienced adult workers get €9.55 per hour. People aged over 18 with less than 2 years since they began their first job get €8.60 per hour. People aged over 18 with less than 1 year since their began first job get €7.64 per hour. Find out more about wages in Ireland here at Citizens Information Ireland.

Q2. What is the minimum age must you be to start working in any capacity?

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Yups! Find out more on work rights for under 18’s here at Work rights for u18’s

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The correct answer is 14. You can find out all work rights for under 18’s here at Work rights for u18’s

Q3. Which type of employment often offers paid sick leave, annual leave, holiday pay and long service leave?

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Yes! Full time employment often offers all of the above. However some jobs do not, find out more here at Citizens Information Ireland

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The correct answer is full time employment. Find out more information here at Citizens Information Ireland

Q4. What age must you be to get Job Seekers Allowance?

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Yes if you are over 18 and under 66 then you are entitled to job seeker allowance. You must also:

  • Be unemployed (you must be fully unemployed or unemployed for at least 4 days out of 7)
  • Be capable of work
  • Be available for full-time work and genuinely seeking work
  • Satisfy the means test
  • Meet the habitual residence condition

Find out more here: Citizens Information Ireland

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No, you have to be in the age bracket of over 18 and under 66 to be entitled to job seekers allowance and also:

  • Be unemployed (you must be fully unemployed or unemployed for at least 4 days out of 7)
  • Be capable of work
  • Be available for full-time work and genuinely seeking work
  • Satisfy the means test
  • Meet the habitual residence condition

Find out more here: Citizens Information Ireland

Q5. What must you have before starting work on a construction site?

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Safe Pass is a safety awareness training programme for construction workers. It is a one-day programme to enable them to work on construction sites without being a risk to themselves or others. Employers are required by law to ensure that employees on construction sites carry Safe Pass cards.

Find out more about the Safe Pass program here: Citizens Information Ireland

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Safe Pass is a safety awareness training programme for construction workers. It is a one-day programme to enable them to work on construction sites without being a risk to themselves or others. Employers are required by law to ensure that employees on construction sites carry Safe Pass cards. As a result, employers must ensure that all employees are properly trained.

Find more information about the Safe Pass program here: Citizens Information Ireland

Q6. What does a PPS number stand for?

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Yes, your Personal Public Service Number (PPS number) is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and information in Ireland. Find out more about the PPS number here: Citizens Information Ireland

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Nope, a PPS number is your Personal Public Service Number and is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and information in Ireland. Find out more about the PPS number here: Citizens Information Ireland

Q7. Which of the following can decrease chances of employment?

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Yes, all of the above will decrease your chances of becoming employed. See here for more information on gaining employment: Improve your skills and employability

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Nope, it’s all of the above. See here for more information on gaining employment: Improve your skills and employability

Q8. What is the average maximum hours for work in a week?

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The maximum average working week is 48 hours. This does not mean that it is prohibited to work more than these hours in any week, nor does it mean that one can stop work when you have worked 48 hours in a week. However it means that on average your working time should not be greater than 48 hours. An exception is night time working where the maximum is 8 hours. For more information on work hours click the link: Citizens Information Ireland

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The maximum average working week is 48 hours. This does not mean that it is prohibited to work more than these hours in any week, nor does it mean that one can stop work when you have worked 48 hours in a week. However it means that on average your working time should not be greater than 48 hours. An exception is night time working where the maximum is 8 hours. For more information on work hours click the link: Citizens Information Ireland

Q9. What percentage of the Irish population is made up of nationals of other countries?

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Around 10% of the Irish population is estimated to be made up of nationals of other countries, with the biggest groups being British people and citizens of other EU countries. Migrant workers contribute around €3.7 billion to the Irish economy every year, but many face difficulties knowing and using their rights in the workplace. To find out more follow the link Work rights for migrants in Ireland

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Around 10% of the Irish population is estimated to be made up of nationals of other countries, with the biggest groups being British people and citizens of other EU countries. Migrant workers contribute around €3.7 billion to the Irish economy every year, but many face difficulties knowing and using their rights in the workplace. To find out more follow the link Work rights for migrants in Ireland

Q10. What percentage of all convictions when over the age of 18 will be spent after 7 years?

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Yes, this will apply to many minor incidents and give people with previous convictions a greater chance of employment. They will not have to disclose the information about their conviction unless the employer asks for it or they are applying for a job in any of the following employers on this list. Find out more information here: Can I work if I have a past conviction

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Nope, 85% of all convictions will be spent after 7 years. This will give people with previous convictions a greater chance of employment. They will not have to disclose the information about their conviction unless the employer asks for it or they are applying for a job in any of the following employers on this list. Find out more information here: Can I work if I have a past conviction

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Published May 16th2017
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