Surveys conducted on the influence of the human resources sector in Ireland indicate an upward trajectory, with an expectation of growth in over half of the existing human resource teams. Internships in Human Resources in Ireland have proven to be a great stepping stone towards launching a fulfilling career, as Ireland aims to preserve its competitiveness in the global market, by maintaining employee engagement, addressing skills shortages, and retaining the best global talent.
Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including
Responsibilities at Human Resources Internships in Ireland may include:
- screening and interviewing potential candidates to fill vacancies
- performing inductions and orientation sessions for new staff members
- formulating and delivering training programs to enhance employee performance or well-being
- undertaking disciplinary action for employees overstepping company policies and boundaries
Internships in Human Resources in Ireland
Here are a few examples of roles that our Human Resources Interns have taken on before:
An employment specialist effectively selects the right candidate to fill a vacant position by having an in-depth understanding of the business, its requirements, and its culture. Skilled employment specialists may find work within the human resources team of a specific company, or work for an external employment agency. Interns may be required to participate in interviews and/or assess applications.
Training and Development Manager
Responsible for improving the productivity of employees, focusing on the internal aspects of a company, often achieved through the creation and implementation of programs that maintain or upgrade the skills of employees. Interns may be required to contribute to such initiatives and also conduct periodic evaluations of various teams’ skill sets.
Global Human Resources Specialist
While some companies prefer to recruit from local candidates, a global human resources specialist is necessary for organizations seeking to recruit from the global talent pool. Interns in this role will gain an understanding of different cultures and methods of effective communication, as well as knowledge of relevant immigration, tax, and other legal legislation.
Interns with an interest in data capturing and accounting, can shadow a payroll specialist, and may be tasked with responsibilities such as executing accurate and timely payroll transactions, ensuring all payroll information, such as leave balances, are updated, as well as providing relevant taxation documents for employees.
The Human Resources Industry
Also known as the people profession, a career in human resources can be extremely rewarding. If you are interested in people and have great communication skills, then internships in Human Resources in Ireland could be the perfect way to experience the many facets of this in-demand sector. In Ireland, HR is becoming increasingly represented at senior levels, offering a great opportunity to positively affect change in both the organization’s leadership as well as company-wide culture.
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Learn More About our Human Resources Internships in Ireland
Our interns are all placed with top-tier organizations, to provide you with the best exposure to the wide variety of roles that are represented within the human resources sector. With the growing demand for skilled human resources professionals in Ireland, learn more about our internship program in Ireland here.
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