GIG ECONOMY: Deliveroo seeks Cork students as delivery cyclists as winter begins

19 September 2017
By Elaine Murphy

How do you earn money while in College? Things have changed since ‘my day’. Like it or not the so called gig economy or precariat exists and may benefit many, while being derided by others

As thousands of students settle back into college life this week, Deliveroo have announced that on average, students in Cork make €10.12 per hour with their service. “The flexible work at competitive rates allows students to fit work around their hobbies and studies” said a company statement.

“Students love working with Deliveroo as they can earn good money while keeping fit on their bike” said Liam Keenan, General Manager of Deliveroo Ireland.

He continued “For students, working with Deliveroo offers well paid, flexible work that gives them the freedom to work when they want, for as long or as little as they want.”

The number of riders choosing to ride with Deliveroo has already grown by a third in the past year, and the number of restaurants signed up to the app has grown by more than 50%.

This comes off the back of rapid growth across Ireland in the past year. Deliveroo now works with over 800 riders in Ireland – up 33% in the last 12 months. Growth in restaurants is equally positive – Deliveroo now partners with over 550 restaurants across Ireland, which represents a 54% increase in the past 12 months. Deliveroo launched in Dublin in 2015 and has since then expanded rapidly across Cork, Galway, Belfast and Limerick.

To learn more about Deliveroo and how you can join its growing rider fleet, visit

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