Dairy farm assistants, bus and coach drivers, and home carers are now eligible for employment permits.

Updates to the General Employment Permits – December 2022.

 

On December 16 2022, a number of updates were announced to the Irish Employment Permit scheme. We have outlined these developments below:

  1. A new quota of 1,000 General Employment Permits for the role of care workers and home carers has been introduced. The permits will be issued for two years and require a minimum annual remuneration of €27,000 based on a 39-hour week, and a minimum full QQI Level 5 qualification in health and social care or equivalent or successfully completed a full QQI Level 5 qualification (or higher qualification) in health and social care within 2 years of permit issue. There will be a requirement for a 4-hour minimum continuous shift length. For more detailed information on the role of care workers/ home carers, please review code 6145 on the Standard Occupational Categorisation list,
  2. The quota of employment permits for the role of dairy farm assistant has now been increased by 500. A minimum annual remuneration of €30,000, based on a 39-hour week, is required in order to obtain this work permit.
  3. A quota of 1500 employment permits is being introduced for the role of bus and coach drivers. There are two key requirements of this work permit, with a minimum annual remuneration of €30,000 based on a 39-hour week being required, and drivers also must hold driving licence categories D, DE, D1 and D1E or recognised equivalent.

If you would like to discuss the above updates with one of our employment specialists, please email us today on info@workpermits.ie. We look forward to speaking with you.

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