Transition Year Programmes are a great opportunity to experience a career or course that you are interested in. They give you a good insight into what's involved in that career and are well organised by colleges, institutions or companies. You get to meet TY students who share the same interests as you and it's overall a great experience and beneficial to your career. Below you will find TY Programmes that you can participate in.

The CEIA HighTechElec Programme

The HighTechElec TY work experience programme is a collaboration between CEIA, Tyndall, UCC, CIT and CEIA member companies, developed to give TY students an insight into the high tech careers open to them in industry and academia. Participating students will undertake a week of physics, electronics and technology based workshops, lectures, career talks, and industry placement, culminating in an innovation competition – the TechnoDen. Students will get firsthand experience of the choice of careers available to them.

Engineering Your Future Transition Year Programme

Hosted by a number of colleges around the country, the Engineering Your Future programme provides a week of exposure to the various engineering disciplines. Attending students gain a meaningful, practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career - interacting with lecturers and graduates, taking part in workshops and meeting engineers during industry visits.

Driver Ed Programme

The Irish School of Excellence runs the largest driver education programme for secondary schools in Ireland. Established by Kieran O Brien in 2000, the programme was developed to teach students the fundamentals of driving and to foster responsible attitudes and driving behaviours. The programme is delivered in post primary schools nationwide by qualified ADI driving instructors and 16,200 transition year and leaving certificate students completed the programme in 2018.

TCD School of Physics TYPE TY Programme

The School of Physics in Trinity College Dublin runs two programmes for Transition Year Students; a week in November and two one-day events in February. TYPE is the Transition Year Physics Experience at Trinity College Dublin and is a programme of events that introduce TY students to physics and the physicists at Trinity.

Amber "Exploring Materials" TY Programme

AMBER is the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEnginnering Research hosted by Trinity College Dublin in partnership with RCSI (The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), University College Cork, NUI Galway, Dublin City University, Tyndall National Institute, University of Limerick and Athlone Institute of Technology.

We run two TY week placements each year for a total of 32 students and a one day materials science careers opportunity for students who cannot be facilitated during TY week.

APC Budding Biologists Programme

The aim of APC’s Budding Biologists Programme for secondary schools is to promote an understanding and appreciation of science in young people and to highlight career opportunities in science. The programme provides students with the opportunity to conduct ‘hands-on’ experiments and to carry out their Transition Year work placement in university laboratories.

CIT Cork School of Music TY Programme

After the great success of  the Transition Year Orchestra Project earlier this year we are now looking forward to running the project again in 2018 - from the 23 to 27 April.  Transition year musicians from any school in Ireland are welcome to apply for this week-long, full-time work experience opportunity at the CIT Cork School of Music. There is no charge for this course and all materials will be provided.

SFI Research Centres TY Programme

The SFI Research Center Transition year Programme brings together the expertise of 8 of Ireland's leading research centers funded by Science Foundation Ireland. This week includes an action-packed schedule of workshops, lectures, and demonstrations to students from around the country. Students can meet with professionals working and studying in a range of STEM disciplines and careers. During the week students are given the opportunity to engage with a range of STEM topics, gaining practical hands-on experience as well as becoming familiar with the language of critical thinking.

Hospitality Skills Ireland  TY Hospitality Workshop

Hospitality Skills Ireland provide a six hour hospitality training course to Transition Year students where you can gain experience for employment in the hospitality industry. The programme covers personal hygiene, what makes good service, different departments in hotels, customer service, food and beverage and housekeeping.

The course consists of basic theory and the students will be taking part in practical situational training learning at first hand basic skills required for the industry.

I Wish Cork & Dublin

I Wish is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young secondary school female students to pursue careers in STEM. I Wish ( inspiring women in STEM ) features a conference and interactive exhibitions. The conference consists of workshops, daily keynote and engaging talks by women who are at the top of their field in STEM. The showcase event combines talks and interaction with female role models ( superstars and graduates ) with interactive exhibition spaces where companies engage with the students directly with experiments and demonstrations of what they actually do

Trinity College Zoology TY Week

Would you like to know what it is like to be an undergraduate student of zoology? Experience the life of a scientist, come face to face with an elephant who travelled with Queen Victoria’s son? Learn how vultures hunt and how to use insects to solve crime? If so, you may be interested in a TY week in the Department of Zoology, TCD.

The TY week runs from Monday 26th February to Friday 2nd March. This year there are 24 places available. We have a varied and fascinating programme of activities for your week with us. There is no fee involved for the programme, all you need to bring is your enthusiasm.

NIBRT Biopharma TY Programme

NIBRT have launched the 1st dedicated biopharma transition year placement program. This program is open to all students currently in transition year with an interest in STEM.

The 5 day placement in NIBRT will allow students the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art facilities and learn from scientists and engineers working in the research and training teams. The placement will conclude with a dedicated group project presented to management by the students.

TY Ireland Law Modules

TY Ireland Law Modules provides an enriching learning environment that aspires to help students gain legal prospectus with a view to studying law into their future.

Do you have a TY Programme that's not listed here? Send us an email with the name and details of the programme to list it here for TY students to see.