Archive for graduate employment

Recruitment firm to hire 40 graduates to cope with surge

Posted in Life with tags on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Recruitment firm Hays said it is hiring 40 graduates to manage an Irish jobs growth surge in the largest recruitment campaign they have undertaken here …” (more)

[Niamh Hennessy, Irish Examiner, 18 March]


Students told they will have to emigrate

Posted in Life with tags , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“Many students will have to emigrate because of the bleak employment situation in Ireland, the chairman of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) admitted yesterday …” (more)

[Independent, 16 March]

No full-time hospital work for 80% of graduate nurses

Posted in Life with tags , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“Almost 80% of the nurse and midwife graduates from Cork University Hospital’s (CUH’s) new degree courses have been blocked from HSE work as a direct result of the system’s recruitment embargo …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 5 March]

Where Irish graduates most want to work

Posted in Life with tags on 26 February 2011 by Steve

“The public sector is officially where Irish graduates most want to work. No, we didn’t believe it either but you can’t possibly argue with the largest student survey in Europe, can you? …” (more)

[Gradireland, 25 February]

Emigration rate of UCC graduates doubles

Posted in Life with tags , , on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“The rate of emigration among graduates of one of the country’s biggest colleges has almost doubled in two years, as one-in-eight picked up work overseas within nine months of finishing degrees at University College Cork …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 23 February]

FG’s uncosted graduate tax will lead to brain drain out of Ireland

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 19 February 2011 by Steve

“The Labour Party is today launching a new campaign opposing Fine Gael’s proposals for backdoor third level fees, or a ‘graduate tax’ …” (more)

[Labour Party Blog, 19 February]

100 jobs to be created in Galway, Dublin

Posted in Life with tags on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“… The company says the quality of its Irish workforce and the level of research work being carried out at Irish universities were the key factory in its decision to expand its operations in Ireland …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 14 February]

Master graduates hope for better life in Oz

Posted in Life with tags , on 4 February 2011 by Steve

“She started college when her prospects never looked brighter and finished when they never looked worse …” (more)

[Kerrie Kennedy, Irish Examiner, 4 February]

Big task for graduates

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 3 February 2011 by Steve

“Enterprise Ireland is placing 50 top-level graduates in export-led firms with markets across the globe …” (more)

[Herald, 3 February]

Women live longer but earn less than men, says report

Posted in Life with tags , on 2 February 2011 by Steve

“Women in Ireland live longer but continue to earn less than men, and continue to be under-represented across a range of sectors in the workplace and public life …” (more)

[Elaine Edwards, Irish Times, 2 January]

‘When I went to college, I thought I could stay in Ireland. Not any more’

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“A steady stream of recent graduates looking for fresh opportunities abroad flocked to an education and career exhibition yesterday …” (more)

[Allison Bray, Independent, 22 January]

63% of graduates consider emigration

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“Over 63% of recent graduates and industry professionals will consider emigrating in the current economic climate according to new research …” (more)

[Sarah Kirkwood, Inside Ireland, 21 January]

USI says political parties must ‘get serious’ about emigration

Posted in Life with tags , , on 20 January 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has this afternoon said that the country’s political parties must ‘get serious’ about the issue of student emigration …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 20 January]

Want to get a job? Take a break from the books, graduates told

Posted in Life with tags , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“Students who put all their effort into gaining a first-class degree will be at a disadvantage when seeking a job this summer, according to research published today. Unless they spend plenty of time on work experience placements during their studies, the class of 2011 stand little or no chance of landing a job with leading recruiters …” (more)

[Richard Garner, Independent, 18 January]

Students urged to consider science and tech careers

Posted in Life with tags on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“PharmaChemical Ireland (PCI), the IBEC group that represents the pharmaceutical and chemicals industry, today highlighted the importance of science and engineering courses to students attending BT’s Young Scientist and Technology exhibition …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 13 January]

USI: Hunt recommendations will cause ‘brain drain’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has claimed this afternoon that the recommendations of the controversial Hunt Report will cause a ‘brain drain’ in Ireland …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 11 January]

Have the number of Third Level places been slashed – Why train people who leave?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“Emigration is a personal tragedy, where it is forced by circumstances. However the State owes nobody a job and beyond second level it is does not owe anyone a degree …” (discussion thread)

[, 10 January]

Students: College fees will lead to ‘graduate brain drain’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“Students are calling on the Government to spend more on third-level education rather than reintroduce college fees in order to fund the sector …” (more)

[, 11 January]

Are Further Education certificates helpful in getting a job?

Posted in Life with tags on 29 December 2010 by Steve

“As a student in a further education college, I wonder what prospects I have of getting a job with a further education certificate. When I finish this year I will have a BTEC Level 5. As I’ll be able to apply as a mature student in 2012, I’m taking the 2011-2012 year off to look for a job …” (more)

[, 29 December]

Surge in demand for TEFL courses

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 28 December 2010 by Steve

“There has been a surge in demand for courses offering English-language teaching qualifications, with record numbers of people leaving Ireland to seek jobs in education abroad …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 28 December]