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WIT offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

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The Office for International Relations co-ordinates the admission, administration and support for international students throughout the course of their studies at WIT.

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Careers Office

The WIT Careers Office maintains a central register of staff who work on placements in the various courses/disciplines across the Institute.

Angela Collins / Sorcha Walshe
Careers Officer / Careers Administrator
051 302038 / 051 306279
[email protected]

School of BusinessWIT student on work placement

Joe Daly / Fiona Travers
Work Placement Director / Work Placement Administrator
 051 306153 / 051  834086
[email protected] 
Business School Work Placement

School of Engineering

Claire Fitzpatrick
School Administrator
051 306160
[email protected]
Engineering School Work Placement

School of Health Sciences

Allison Galloway
School Administrator
051 302774
[email protected]
Dept Health Sport & Exercise Science Placements

School of Humanities

Hannah Butler
School Administrator
051 845553
hbutler@wit.ie

Anne Grace
Hospitality / Culinary Placement
[email protected]
051 302694

School of Science

School Administrators
Fiona Power / Eleanor Reade
051 845575 / 051 302037
[email protected][email protected]

Tracy Murphy
Computing Placements
[email protected]
051 302712

School of Lifelong Learning & Education

Joan Mangan
Springboard Placement Coordinator
051 302849
[email protected]
http://www.wit.ie/springboard

As an Institute, we value the commercial knowledge and the relationships we develop with employers as it enables us to combine theory taught to our students with practical work-based knowledge.

WIT works with local, national and international employers across a range of industries and disciplines.

If you are interested in work placements at WIT, please don't hesitate to get in contact with our School Offices.

When you graduate and apply for a job, it is a real advantage to have work experience and be able to demonstrate that you can function effectively in a real working environment.

Almost 70% of undergraduate courses have a work placement component - a period of business, industrial, international, public service or community placement during your course, usually in the third year. Our students tell us that work placements provide them with a connection between their course and how their studies relate to their career.

Benefits of work placement to the student

  • the experience of working in a relevant industry, business or organisation

  • the opportunity to apply skills you learn in your study to real life

  • a chance to appreciate the value of team work in working life and allow you to develop your communication skills

  • a chance to earn money while you gain experience (not in all cases)

  • an opportunity to develop links with industry which could lead to a job after college

  • it will give you an edge over other graduates when you are going for that coveted job

How will I know if a course has work placement?

The majority of courses at WIT have some element of work placement or experiential learning. Be sure to check out the individual course on our website and it will list work placement as a special feature on the description page and also within the outline tab.