The Limerick Institute of Technology’s (LIT) International Office have entered into an agreement that will allow international students to best use their study time in Ireland to gain vital work experience opportunities and earn extra finances while studying to complete their degree in Ireland. Currently LIT has students from over 80 countries studying across their five campuses in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.
“Students who come to LIT bring a wealth of international experience and a keen desire to progress. This initiative, between LIT and Get The Shifts, will make a very positive contribution to both the students learning but also their understanding of the culture and work ethic in Ireland while also contributing to the business life of the region” said Donnacha McNamara Head, Faculty of Business and Humanities.
Get the Shifts specialise in matching employers with trained staff who are looking to pick up some extra work to fund their travel and cultural experiences while studying here in Ireland.
An award-winning Limerick entrepreneur has devised a solution for hospitality managers stressed by staff no-shows while simultaneously providing employment for hundreds of people in the country. Hannah Wrixon and Gillian Wrixon Rijke, who are cousins, have established Get the Shifts which supplies bar staff, wait staff, baristas, kitchen porters, event staff and cleaners with just three hours’ notice.
Based in Shannon, Get the Shifts uniquely will supply staff for just one shift if that is what is required, charge a flat fee to clients no matter how much relevant experience the staff have and offer a comprehensive follow up customer service. They also pay their staff very favorable rates.
Hannah Wrixon explains, “Our innovative software allows business to browse through hundreds of pre-screened staff, offer work and manage usage from their phone. Clients can also use facial recognition to ensure they have the right person and even sign off on timesheets by signing the worker’s phone.” Hannah is delighted to join forces with Limerick Institute of Technology’s International Office.
Pictured are Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of LIT with Ms Hannah Wrixon of “Get the Shifts”