The report shows that, with the economic recovery strengthening, shortages are intensifying in some of the well-known areas that we have blogged about previously (ICT, engineering, sales/customer care, logistics, health, business and finance); and gaps are also emerging in new areas such as hospitality and construction. It therefore follows that these are key areas for graduates to target for employment.
Where are the skills shortages?
- Professionals/graduate positions including:
- ICT (software developers, cloud, databases/big data, testing, security, technical support, networking and infrastructure)
- Engineering (production, process, quality, validation, product design/development, electronic, electrical, mechanical and chemical)
- Science (biochemistry, biotechnology, pharma co-vigilance, product development)
- Business & finance (risk, compliance, accounting, business intelligence, data analytics)
- Health (doctors, nurses, radiographers, niche area specialists including prosthetists and radiation therapists, and managers)
- Construction (surveyors)
- Clerical (multilingual credit control/debt control and supply chain)
- Sales (technical sales, multilingual customer support, online sales and marketing)
- Skilled trades (chefs, tool making, welding (TIG, MIG), butchers/de-boners, steel-erector).
More detailed information on all of these sectors can be found on the gradireland Sector Pages at http://gradireland.com/career-sectors; and you can browse and investigate specific job descriptions and career paths at http://gradireland.com/careers-advice/job-descriptions.
The National Skills Bulletin 2015 is available to download from the EGFSN website,
www.skillsireland.ie/Expert-Group-on-Future-Skill-Group/Publications/2015/National Skills Bulletin 2015.html