Dundalk TY students get a taste of working life with PayPal

The group spent one week learning all about the business and honing their own workplace skills.

Barry Landy

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Dundalk TY students get a taste of working life with PayPal

TY students pictured with Paypal's Laura Morgan Walsh.

Transition Year students from nine schools in the north east spent time at PayPal's Dundalk office at the Xerox Technology Park recently, gaining valuable experience in a week-long placement with the company. 

Students from local schools Coláiste Chú Chulainn, St. Vincent’s Secondary School and Coláiste Rís CBS joined pupils from St. Paul’s Secondary School, Coláiste na hIinse, Gormanston College, Lusk Community College, St. Mary’s Secondary School and St. Joseph’s CBS to experience what life is like in a variety of different roles at the multi-national. 

The students received certificates during a mini-graduation after completing their week-long work experience with the company. In that time, they received an insight into working at PayPal and saw them participate in sessions centered around CV preparation, interview skills, project management, marketing, budgeting and corporate social responsibility.

Pictured above are (left-right) James Fanning, Sean Ruiz McGuinness, Trust Omoruyi, Emmanuel Mefsut, Adam Lennon, Oliver Gormley, Clodagh Flynn, Mia Harrison, Sean McCourt, Mark Agnew, Yaroslav Hrabas, Olena Pastushenko, Luke Black and Caelan White, alongside Laura Morgan Walsh, Director of EMEA Risk, Financial Services & Compliance Operations, PayPal.