Archive for graduate employment

Surge in emigration as economic downturn takes toll

Posted in Life with tags on 27 December 2010 by Steve

“The number of people moving to live in Australia, Canada, the US, New Zealand and Britain over the past year has increased sharply, reflecting a major surge in emigration due to the recession …” (more)

[Jamie Smyth, Irish Times, 27 December]

Slashing education funding will white-ant Ireland’s future

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 December 2010 by Steve

“Ireland’s economic woes will have a profound and devastating impact on the future of the country but nowhere will the pain be felt more acutely than in education …” (more)

[Irish Echo, 27 December]

75% of firms to recruit next year

Posted in Life with tags on 22 December 2010 by Steve

“Three out of four employers plan to recruit next year but close to three quarters of those unemployed plan to look abroad for work …” (more)

[Niamh Hennessy, Irish Examiner, 22 December]

From the campus to the dole queue

Posted in Life with tags on 23 November 2010 by Steve

“Colin Gibson, Ann Marie King and Tom Gaughan have all graduated in Ireland in the last 12 months. Like thousands of other graduates, they are unemployed, with no prospect of a job …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 November]

New IBEC survey on education and skills

Posted in teaching with tags , on 16 November 2010 by Steve

“IBEC, the group that represents Irish business, today launched the results of a new survey, which found that 75% of employers are satisfied with the calibre of graduates from Irish higher education institutions. However, employers also felt graduates fell down on their people skills and their ability to work independently …” (more)

[IBEC, 15 November]

Ireland suffers major skills shortage

Posted in Life with tags , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“Ireland faces a new IT skills shortage, with salaries in some software and technology companies jumping 15%. ‘At a minimum, we have seen a 10% increase on base salaries’, said Hugh McCarthy, an IT jobs recruiter at Brightwater Recruitment …” (more)

[Adrian Weckler, Sunday Business Post, 14 November]

Physiotherapy graduates being forced abroad to find work

Posted in Life with tags , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“Almost two in three physiotherapist graduates are having to emigrate to get jobs, according to the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). Around 150 physiotherapists graduate annually, and the waiting list for appointments in the Health Service Executive (HSE) is up to one year …” (more)

[Nicola Cooke, Sunday Business Post, 14 November]

IBEC says employers satisfied with Irish graduates; But poor people skills and ability to work independently

Posted in Life with tags , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“IBEC, the business lobby group, today launched the results of a new survey, which found that 75% of employers are satisfied with the calibre of Irish graduates from Irish higher education institutions. However, employers also felt graduates fell down on their people skills and their ability to work independently …” (more)

[Finfacts, 15 November]

Graduates face 17-year high in unemployment

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Unemployment among Britain’s graduates is at its highest level for 17 years, according to figures released today …” (more)

[Richard Garner, Belfast Telegraph, 1 November]

Don’t leave these graduates nursing a grudge

Posted in Life with tags , on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“If we don’t keep nurses here, we’ll end up with the crippling shortages we had a decade ago. Ten years ago this month, newspaper headlines chronicled the effects of staff shortages in healthcare facilities across the State – and the extremes to which hospitals were going to attract nursing staff …” (more)

[Eithne Donnellan, Irish Times, 26 October]

Young, qualified and emigrating

Posted in Life with tags , , on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“Four recently qualified nurses talk about their expectations in starting their nursing studies and their experiences of finding work. EMIGRATED: Zoe Lane, 24, Midleton, Co Cork: By the time I graduated last September, I had gone to a recruitment agency in Dublin and sat examinations for different hospitals in London …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 26 October]

New scheme gives unemployed graduates a chance to work

Posted in Life with tags , on 23 October 2010 by Steve

“Thousands of unemployed graduates are to get a jobs lifeline under a major government internship programme to be launched soon …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 23 October]

A smart economy doesn’t export its talent

Posted in Life with tags , , , , on 21 October 2010 by Steve

“The current unemployment crisis among people who have recently graduated means that emigration once again haunts the dreams of people across Ireland. As a nation we run the risk of being the victim of a brain drain …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 21 October]

Majority of 1,600 nursing graduates forced to work abroad, says union

Posted in Life with tags , on 19 October 2010 by Steve

“It is a national scandal that most of the 1,600 nurses graduating this year are being forced to emigrate to get full-time jobs, the largest nursing union in the State has said …” (more)

[Eithne Donnellan, Irish Times, 19 October]

Teaching work should go to newly qualified, says union

Posted in teaching with tags , on 19 October 2010 by Steve

“Schools are employing more than 400 retired teachers for substitute work despite high unemployment among newly qualified graduates, according to figures from the Department of Education …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 19 October]

100,000 unemployed graduates – 2,000 Govt training places

Posted in Life with tags , , on 18 October 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Innovation & Research Spokesperson Deirdre Clune TD has challenged Enterprise Minister Batt O’Keeffe TD to ‘ramp up’ the Government’s initiatives to tackle graduate unemployment …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 18 October]

The dreaming spires give way to reality of being a ‘menu pimp’

Posted in Life with tags on 17 October 2010 by Steve

“As I stand in the windswept corridor which links Temple Bar’s Fleet Street to Cecilia Street in Dublin, the words of Bob Dylan interrupt my thoughts … ’20 years of schooling and they put you on the day job …’ Having just graduated from Oxford University, I must admit that promoting early-bird menus to stag parties on the streets of Temple Bar was not exactly what I had imagined I would be doing …” (more)

[Eliza Preston, Independent, 17 October]

Graduate Support Schemes

Posted in Life with tags , on 14 October 2010 by Steve

Deputy Deirdre Clune asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the way he intends to provide more employment opportunities for unemployed graduates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: The Government is pursuing a whole of enterprise approach to employment creation through support for Irish firms …” (more)

[Dáil Debate, 13 October]

Graduate Employment Opportunities: Discussion with Union of Students in Ireland

Posted in Life with tags , on 13 October 2010 by Steve

“… Mr. Gary Redmond: I thank members for the opportunity to present to the committee. Unfortunately, the story I have to tell and the picture I will paint is of a country with huge issues. At a time graduates should be giving back to the country through taxation, thousands are finding themselves the victims of long-term unemployment. Figures from the Central Statistics Office, CSO, show that 90,800 people under the age of 25 were on the live register in August, compared to 51,300 in August 2008 …” (more)

[Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, 12 October]

Nursing graduates get jobs despite embargo on staff

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 12 October 2010 by Steve

“All nurses and midwives who graduated in the past year after receiving training at Cork University Hospital (CUH) were kept on by the hospital despite the embargo on recruitment …” (more)

[Eithne Donnellan, Irish Times, 12 October]