Statements of Service

Statements of Service

  

Vision

Our vision is to make a meaningful contribution that is both valued and integrated in the holistic education of every TU Dublin student. We will empower students to be the best they can be, by partnering with colleagues across the university to deliver a transformative educational experience in developing future-ready graduates. 

What You Can Expect

You are entitled to expect that TU Dublin Career Development Centre will be staffed by friendly competent and qualified staff who, with your active participation, will facilitate you in developing:

  • Awareness of your personal skills, interests, and motivations in relation to your career development and decisions.
  • Awareness of appropriate employment or postgraduate study opportunities.
  • Increased effectiveness in making and implementing career decisions.
  • Your ability to market yourself effectively to potential employers or post-graduate course providers.
  • When appropriate and with permission we will refer you to other services within or outside TU Dublin.

"You will be guaranteed confidentiality, impartiality and equality of opportunity."

Information and Resources

  • Access to a wide range of quality information primarily online (and take away materials), in relation to Career Decision Making; Career Planning (access to online-based guidance systems); Occupational Research; Occupational Profiles; Employers; social media for careers; Applications; CVs; Interview Skills; Assessment Centres; Postgraduate courses and Funding; Self-employment; Work and Study abroad and vacancies.
  • A confidential and impartial career consultation can be booked with your Career Coach and will be available within a maximum of 10 working days of your request. If your needs are urgent and a Career Coach is not available, we will make every effort for you to meet another member of the team.
  • During term telephone queries will be dealt with within two-four working days while email queries will be dealt with as efficiently as possible.

This information is available at all our campuses and on this website.

Career Coaching

Careers Events

  • An online diary with details of events, fairs and other careers activities will be available on your campus. We will also email your class cohort/lecturers with information on relevant events and employer visits.
  • Keeping appointments for consultations and booked events and letting us know in advance if unable to do so.
  • Treating staff with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Spending some time preparing for the appointment and playing an active part in the careers consultation and class process.
  • Complete our online evaluation forms after a careers learning workshop and/or a one to one career coaching session.
  • Responding to our Graduate Outcomes Survey on your first career destination after graduation.

Vacancy Information

Vacancies including employer graduate programmes are updated regularly on our jobs postings portal Jobscene.

Career Development Learning

An extensive programme of workshops, courses, seminars and guest lectures runs across all campuses throughout the year. TU Dublin Career Development Centre offers full-time students the opportunity to attend either a career learning day (either in one day or extended out over a series of shorter sessions) or classroom sessions facilitated through Academic Colleagues/Career Coaches/Career Class Reps.

Website

A comprehensive needs-based website, with downloadable resources at our Career Development Centre website.

First-Year Transition Questionnaire

In first year, you will have an opportunity to undertake a questionnaire to encourage you to reflect on how you are managing your progress into college. You will receive a detailed report with feedback on the range of supports available to you in TU Dublin.

Employer Links

TU Dublin Career Development Centre maintains links with a wide range of employers. We publicise vacancies at TU Dublin Jobscene including a list of graduate programmes and organise employer visits.

Careers Fairs

We organise both general and/or school-specific onsite careers fairs. Students will also have an opportunity to attend the annual Graduate Careers Fair in the RDS.  We will inform you about such careers fairs via email and notice boards.

Noticeboards and Plasma Screens

Careers noticeboards with career coaches contact details are prominently placed in most university buildings. Events are promoted on plasma screens in colleges.

Psychometric Testing

Advice and information are available on aptitude tests, personality indicators and assessment centres.

Student Ezine

We contribute careers articles to the Student Ezine

Evaluation

You will have the opportunity to evaluate and feedback on our service, both in terms of one-to-one guidance, classroom sessions, information provision and careers events.

Graduates

TU Dublin graduates can avail of our services up to two years following graduation. We regret due to the demands of current students it may take longer to deal with graduate enquiries.

What We Ask of You

We depend on you to help us provide the most effective possible service. You can help by:

  • Including your phone contact details in all correspondence with the Centre.
  • Keeping appointments for consultations and booked events and letting us know in advance if unable to do so.
  • Treating staff with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Spending some time preparing for the appointment and playing an active part in the careers consultation and class process.
  • Complete our online evaluation forms after a careers learning workshop and/or a one-to-one career coaching session.
  • Responding to our Graduate Outcomes Survey on your first career destination after graduation.

Feedback

We welcome comments and suggestions from clients as they are essential to meet our commitment to improving our services and resources.

We’d also like to hear if you think we are doing something well.

If you are dissatisfied with our service, please bring your issue to the attention of a staff member who will endeavour to resolve the matter. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please write to the Career Development Centre on your campus Career Development Centre (marked Private and Confidential) in the campus you are attending. We will acknowledge receipt of your correspondence within a week and aim to respond to you within a further working week.

Limitations of Service

  • The Career Development Centre currently has a ratio of 1 Career Coach to 3000 full-time students and as such we have to prioritise one to one consultation according to the level of need.
  • We are not in a position to write or rewrite CVs or personal statements for you.
  • We can only offer a maximum of three one-to-one career consultations to any individual in any academic year.

Vision

To make a meaningful contribution that is both valued and integrated in the holistic education of every TU Dublin student.  We will empower students to be the best they can be, by partnering with colleagues across the university to deliver a transformative educational experience in developing future ready graduates. 

Mission

To attract, educate and resource students by providing a variety of career development learning opportunities and supports, to enable them to make personally meaningful and informed career decisions, throughout their lifelong career.

Through collaborative programmes with academic colleagues, we provide a range of quality careers and employability development initiatives which contribute to the education of our students. 

What you can expect:

You are entitled to expect that TU Dublin Career Development Centre will be staffed by competent and appropriately qualified staff to work in partnership with you to meet the career development needs of your students.

What we offer:

Career Development Learning

An extensive programme of workshops, courses, seminars and guest lectures runs across all campuses throughout the year. TU Dublin Career Development Centre offers full time students the opportunity to attend either a career learning day (either in one day or extended out over a series of shorter sessions) or classroom sessions facilitated through academic colleagues, career coaches, or career class reps.

A Supportive Partnership

Careers Coaches will provide support to the departmental careers representative(s) / other staff (e.g. lecturers, placement co-ordinators, tutors) who may be asked to help on careers related issues. TU Dublin Career Development Centre will help you to review the careers support provided by the department and provide advice on how to improve provision.

Employability: We will also facilitate and support staff who wish to embed employability within the curriculum.

Labour Market Information

TU Dublin Career Development Centre works, in partnership with graduate employers, to provide schools/departments, and TU Dublin in general, with accurate and timely information about the graduate labour market.

Work Placements

Where possible we provide information and workshops for academic departments or individuals seeking to arrange work placements - both for placement year and summer opportunities. We do not organise or monitor work placements for students

Graduate Outcomes Survey

Collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on destinations of TU Dublin graduates.

Careers Centre Annual Report / Newsletter/Infographic

The Career Development Centre on each campus will produce an annual report /newsletter/infographic outlining details of our work, including evaluations.

Open Days

We will attend open days / parents' evenings to support colleagues and promote a positive image of TU Dublin as a college of choice for student

Evaluation

We will ask your students to evaluate and feedback on our service, both in terms of one to one guidance, career learning classes, information provision and careers events. Where relevant we will provide this feedback to you.

Other good practice

Where possible we will invite alumni back to provide insight to current students about their roles and their industry

Expectation: The Career Development Centre is entitled to expect that the university will support us to provide the most effective possible service by:

  • Involving the Centre in University strategic planning and operationalisation as it pertains to the development and integration of employability in the curriculum
  • Provide access to schools and departments so we can work to integrate and deliver career development learning in the curriculum
  • Channelling careers information to students and strongly encouraging attendance at career development classes and careers events.
  • Where career learning is embedded in the curriculum and assessed, we ask that you mark
  • student assignments. We are happy to assist with assessment criteria.
  • Include us in relevant subject/course review meetings to ensure the provision of career development learning in the curriculum
  • Promoting the Career Development Centre to students, colleagues, industry and professional bodies
  • Keeping us up to date with course and other developments in your department.
  • Referring employers to us who may wish to advertise vacancies or run workshops in your department.
  • Establishing a direct link from Departmental web page(s) to TU Dublin Career Development Centre
  • Helping us obtain information on first career destinations of graduates
  • Provide the necessary staff and financial resources to ensure the Career Development Centre can fulfil its mission

Limitations of Service

  • We do not find jobs for students but rather facilitate them in finding their own
  • We are not in a position to meet the needs of every individual student or provide the same level of attention to each class grouping. As such our service will be provided on a first come first served basis throughout the academic year. Where necessary and appropriate we will assess need and prioritise accordingly.
  • We are not in a position to provide one to one guidance for TU Dublin staff members per se but where resources permit, we will endeavour to support you. Staff are also welcome to avail of our based information resources. From time to time and where the need arises, we will offer bespoke career development workshops for staff (e.g. developing an academic CV) and offer interview coaching sessions.
  • Whilst we can provide appropriate referral to other bodies and agencies, we cannot be subsequently responsible for the quality of the service they provide.

Feedback and comments

We value your feedback on the services we provide as they help us to continually improve the quality of our offering to the university, students, staff and employers. 

If you have any thoughts or ideas on ways to improve our service, please do not hesitate to contact us at your nearest TU Dublin Career Development Centre in Blanchardstown / City Centre / Tallaght.     

Complaints:  If you have any complaints please contact the Careers Centre at your local campus.

 

Vision

Our vision is to make a meaningful contribution that is both valued and integrated in the holistic education of every TU Dublin student.  We will empower students to be the best they can be, by partnering with colleagues across the university to deliver a transformative educational experience in developing future ready graduates. 

The TU Dublin Career Development Centre empowers students to make well informed career decisions, set aspirational and realistic goals and manage their lifelong and life-wide career development. 

To support students’ development the Career Centre values our mutually beneficial relationships with employers, professional bodies and community organisations. 

The range of services we provide to employers can be viewed here

What you can expect from us:

  • The facility to advertise graduate opportunities and internships free of charge to an online vacancy portal, providing you with access to highly qualified students and graduates across a wide range of disciplines
  • The facility to share your vacancies with other Institutes of Technology and Universities on the Island of Ireland via the Gradireland network
  • Access to other departments and other campuses within the university who can provide information to you on how to get involved in support of work-based placements, knowledge transfer, input into curriculum design etc.
  • Support for your recruitment drives on each campus by offering you facilities to present to or interview students
  • Provide you with details of annual recruitment fairs at all our campuses
  • To provide you with details of placement co-ordinators at all our campuses
  • Attendance at your open days for HE careers staff

How you can facilitate us to provide a high quality, timely and professional service:

  • Submit vacancies, to our online vacancy services tudublin.ie/jobscene
  • Provide us with adequate notice of campus visits and of any changes or cancellation
  • Comply with relevant Irish legislation in relation to vacancies and equal opportunities and minimum payment

Limitations

  • We are not in a position to screen applications on behalf of employers
  • We reserve the right not to publish roles which we consider in contravention of employment and/or equality legislation
  • We reserve the right not to publish roles that do not offer at least minimum wage

Feedback

  • As part of our goal of continuous quality improvement we welcome your feedback and suggestions on the services provided. Simply email your local campus Careers Service with any feedback.