First of all, there are many different, routes and ways to find a job. We are going to talk about some of them and also some of the supports that are around the area to help.

If you have any questions about finding a job or would like help with your CV, you can chat online to a trained Youth Information Officer or you can contact us in Dún Laoghaire and we can get back to you.

Jobs in Dún Laoghaire

There are many great places to look for vacancies in Dún Laoghaire. One such place is the Southside Partnership Local Employment Service. They release the weekly jobs specific to the area as well as a separate National list. There are often many part-time jobs on the list, so it is always worth having a look.

Southside Partnership Weekly Jobs List

Take a look at the big shops around and find out how they advertise, eg. Dunnes list their vacancies here, Aldi here, Nando’s here etc. Keep an eye out for the bigger shops, find out how they advertise, and check in every now and then to see are their vacancies in your area.

It’s always worth having a CV at the ready encase there is a notice on a window in the main street too! Remember we can help you with your CV and cover letter.

If it is apprenticeships you are looking for, check here how to get an apprenticeship and some of the different types that there are out there. There is also a pre apprenticeship course in the Dún Laoghaire Training Centre. The course if for young people who wish to complete an apprenticeship but for whom the minimum entry standard has not been achieved ie. Junior Certificate. 

Guide to Finding a Job

If you need ideas for your CV, or cover letter, or are wondering what questions you are often asked in interviews, how to apply online, employment supports and tips for staying positive, check out our Get that Job Guide.

Supports for young people

If you need help there are people you can ask.

  • We can help with CV, job applications, cover letters etc.
  • The Local Employment Service is a free service for unemployed people in Dún Laoghaire and helps with job/career progression.
  • Not too sure whether it is work or college you would like to do. The Adult Guidance Service is free and offers advice, guidance and information on education, training and careers. It is there to help you find the support you need to help you achieve your goals.
  • Intreo provides supports and services for jobseekers. The local office in Dun Laoghaire is located on Cumberland Street.

Your rights at work as a young person

It is important to know that, you have certain basic rights as an employee. These rights includes equal treatment, holiday pay, safe workplace, statement of terms & conditions among others. We have a whole post on your rights at work as a young person, including minimum wages, information on the laws around tips etc.

Best of luck with the job searching and remember there are people around you in Dún Laoghaire that can help.

If you have any questions about finding a job or would like help with your CV, you can chat online to a trained Youth Information Officer or you can contact us in Dún Laoghaire and we can get back to you.