Multi-lingual graduates bring more than just language skills

Currently two thirds of the world’s population speak two or more languages; this represents over 3.5 billion people, how many  work in your company? Although speaking a second language can have obvious communication benefits, there are also other cognitive skills that bilingual speakers obtain, which recruiters should be aware of. The British Council recently released an article ‘Languages for the Future’, in which they highlighted the importance of … Continue reading Multi-lingual graduates bring more than just language skills

Engaging with the class of 2020!

Earlier this year, gradireland published an article in the 2015 gradireland Salary Survey which found that languages was the number one hard skill which recruiters feel is lacking in graduates and an area where an increasing number of jobs are forecast. Recruiting students and graduates with languages in Ireland has proven difficult for employers. In Irish secondary schools, only 8% of students study two or more … Continue reading Engaging with the class of 2020!

A day in the life of a graduate distiller

Karen Cotter outlines her journey and experiences as part of the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme. About My name is Karen. I am currently working as a Graduate Distiller with Jameson.  I studied process & chemical engineering at UCC. During the third and fourth year of my course I had to do a 6 month placement. I was really lucky to get a placement at Midleton Distilleries in … Continue reading A day in the life of a graduate distiller

Start planning your career with languages today!

Ireland’s only regional language careers event, the GRADchances Language Fair Cork, is taking place on Wednesday 2nd November from 5.30pm in Boole Basement, University College Cork. This event brings together some of Ireland’s largest and most influential language employers exhibiting. This event gives students and graduates the chance to meet these employers and see what opportunities are available to them. Each of the exhibiting companies … Continue reading Start planning your career with languages today!