Frequently Asked Questions

Is Radar free?

For students and graduates, the site is completely free. Signing up on Radar is very simple and takes a couple of minutes plus you can also sign-up through Facebook and Linkedin. We hope Radar offers you a fresh and broader understanding of the brilliant career defining opportunities in Northern Ireland. We want you to view a mix of employer brands (large and small) and enable companies to share opportunities and what it’s like to work for them. Radar will also promote a stream of content, career advice and insight from employers, trade bodies and academia. We hope you like the new site and brand and hope you can share Radar with your friends through your social channels.

Can I apply direct to the companies?

Absolutely. We want Radar to bring graduates and employers much closer together. By providing a platform for companies to promote their brand, we hope you are able to consider each company in detail and understand the importance of many aspects of each company. This includes the company culture, working environment, benefits and rewards available to you, the employer’s investment in learning and development, the quality of work and the pathway to career promotions. By providing more visibility and insight, Radar is designed to help graduates identify the range of career options available and match skills, interest and aptitude with each employer. After you register on Radar, you can Follow companies and Sectors and create and control email alerts and notifications which brings jobs, content and company information straight to you. Click here to Register.

What type of jobs are available?

From the outset Radar aims to support all new entrants to the employment market. Radar will initially target university graduates and then enhance this to promote opportunities for apprenticeships and university placements and internships. You will find a full range of jobs across many Sectors, reflecting a chance to join recent start up companies, locally established brands as well as employers with a global presence. Click here to find them.

What type of companies can I find on Radar?

Northern Ireland is full of amazing start-up and established locally-owned companies which have limited resources and sometimes struggle to highlight career opportunities. We also benefit from a fantastic level of foreign direct investment (fdi) companies which are typically multi-national companies. We want Radar to offer a full spectrum of brands – small, emerging, established, global, across private, public and charity sectors. Click here to find companies looking to hire right now.

Why does Radar promote sectors?

Two key reasons. Many of our Sectors have brilliant companies but they are finding it hard to attract the right volume of graduates and this leads to pressures of skill shortages. Secondly, Northern Ireland has several exciting and sectors emerging rapidly. There are so many exciting brands and jobs that graduates struggle out find out about and apply for. A key goal for Radar is to work with all key sectors and academia to retain our talent within NI and attract more NI graduates back to NI. Click here to review Sectors

Does Radar highlight training academies?

Yes, companies can list their jobs as a Graduate Job or as a Training Programme. These graduate programmes are delivered directly by companies or with government support and they offer highly successful entry points to an industry and company and nurture and enhance a skill set which is very in-demand. A very strong proportion of people that complete training academies are offered permanent employment opportunities.

Will Radar promote apprenticeships?

Radar promotes apprenticeships from employers in many different sectors across Northern Ireland. An apprenticeship combines on-the-job learning with some study, usually one day a week, towards a recognised qualification, during which time you are also a paid employee of the company.

Will Radar promote placement opportunities or internships?

Yes, Radar not only allows companies to promote full-time job opportunities, but also short-term opportunities such as a placement year or an internship. These are usually for people who are in higher education (university), and they offer students the chance to gain industry experience whilst getting paid. Placements and internships can also usually lead to an offer of employment at the end of the contract.

How do I sign up?

You can register through Facebook, Linkedin or manually sign up here.

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