FÁS, is advertising a job carrying out excavation work in Iraq on its website.
The position is one of over 90 that are advertised on the FÁS website – which bears the logo of the Department of Social Protection – for employment based outside of Ireland and indeed Europe.
Other advertisements seek plumbers, nurses, technicians, jewellers and other professionals to work in countries including Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and Jamaica.
The job for a ’360 Excavator Machine Driver’ in Iraq was posted to the website last week and advertises the position to someone who has “many years experience as a machine driver”.
A 360 excavator is a large excavation machine generally found on construction sites.
The job description says that the successful candidate will be expected to drive machines ranging from 15 to 30 tonne moving topsoil, general earthworks and working on embankments. Source: The Journal