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Request to review the conditions of Indian students who have issues getting Stamp 1G

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There has been a significant surge in Indian students coming in to pursue their higher education here in Ireland over the last few years. The numbers are especially more for the Masters degree programs in various disciplines, across various universities in Ireland. Students usually finish their Masters degree with a final semester thesis submission, after they finish their earlier semester exams.

The issue with the above mentioned situation is that when a student usually gets into an internship or an employment contract without work permit being provided, such a student cannot work full time as an intern nor as an employee for the above mentioned period where there is no official graduation certificate issued. The employer would have to then let go off such interns/apprentices/employees or reject such applicants. This causes a loss of potential employment to students who have worked hard to complete their course and have also qualified for the internships/apprenticeship/employment contracts.

The general trend in the above mentioned scenarios is that the employing company would then have to reject such applicants since they cannot work full time immediately. This is something which is not in the control of the student (potential employee), whereas but it is because of the fact that the Stamp 1G not being issued for their provisional marks card.

The request made hereby is to kindly oblige in considering the Provisional Marks card issued by the college/university to issue the Stamp 1G to such students which would enable the employer to grant them internship/apprenticeship/employment contracts which can help them mold their careers in Ireland. Alternatively, it would also help if such students are exempted from the 20hrs per week of work clause and instead be granted to work 40hrs per week. In either case, a student can then help themselves by convincing the employer that he/she can work as full time which may lead to a better situation for students.

There are a huge number of students who are currently facing this issue and are hoping to get some help. Any help from your side can help many potential employees.

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