Why WitPart-time Work

Part-time Work

We strongly advise students to regard study as a full-time activity. The courses in WIT are intensive and require great effort by our students. This is especially so for those whose first language is not English.

Non EU/EEA students who are undertaking a programme of study leading to a qualification which is recognized by the Irish department of Education and Science are entitled to work 20 hours per week and up to 40 hours per week during the vacation.

The entitlement to take up employment ceases once your study visa runs out.  Following completion of your studies, if you wish to continue employment, you will require a work permit.

All employees in Ireland must have a PPS number for tax purposes, and you must apply for this first before you gain employment.  You can acquire a PPS number by appying to your local social welfare office which in Waterford is located at the following address;

Government Buildings (next to Manor Village)
Cork Road
Tel: 051 356000