Employers seeking language skills at major jobs fair

Wednesday 17th February sees the return of the GRADchances Language Fair to the RDS Dublin, from 12 – 4pm. This event brings together some of Ireland’s largest and most influential employers who are currently recruiting students and graduates with languages. Lack of skills amongst graduate recruits is one of the biggest challenges facing recruiters today.

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Each of the attending companies are actively recruiting students with languages including; German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Polish, and many more. With hundreds of skilled jobs up for grabs, this is an event not to be missed!

According to the gradireland Salary and Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey 2015, fluency in a foreign language is the number one shortfall in hard skills among new recruits.  With increasing demand for students and graduates with languages, as well as an increase in overall graduate employment,  having a second language will put students ahead of the competition when it comes to job hunting.

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When speaking about the importance of languages in business, Sinéad D’Arcy, Head of Recruitment for the Jameson International Graduate Programme says; ’From an employer’s perspective, to build and deliver sustainable growth in the world of international business, multilingual graduates are a key asset to capitalise on opportunities for growth in overseas markets. Communicating in the local language can help break the ice, can lead to better working relationships and ultimately more business. Employers are increasingly conscious of this and as Irish businesses and multinationals located in Ireland do business with an ever increasing number of countries around the world there is a growing range of careers open to language graduates’.

This event is a prime opportunity for students and graduates with this highly sought after skill set to take the first step to getting their dream job. When speaking about the importance of events like GRADchances Language Fair, Director of gradireland, Mark Mitchell said, ‘Research shows that graduates with languages have very strong rates of employment. For example, 81 per cent of business graduates with a language fron Trinity College Dublin have a job, and these strong trends are mirrored in other universities around the country.’

Attendance to the GRADchances Language Fair is completely free to students who can register for tickets at languagefair.ie


Discover more about postgraduate study with Maynooth University

The gradireland team are all set and ready to go for Ireland’s National Further Study Fair which is taking place tomorrow, February 10th, in the RDS, Dublin. This is an unmissable event for students and graduates who want to explore their options with further study.

Did you know that Maynooth University is ranked #1 in Ireland for student experience? Meet the Maynooth University team tomorrow at the postgradireland Further Study Fair and discuss the postgraduate opportunities available at one of Ireland’s leading further study institutions. Check out some facts about Maynooth University below:

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If this has piqued your interest in further study with Maynooth University, meet their team tomorrow at the postgradireland Further Study Fair. Register now for free entry.


Discover more about postgraduate study with the University of Limerick

There’s just one day left until Ireland’s National Further Study Fair in the RDS Dublin. With 77 further education institutions exhibiting, this is an event not to be missed by students and graduates who are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available to them with postgraduate study in Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe.

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University of Limerick will be in attendance at this year’s Further Study Fair to chat to students about all of the postgraduate opportunities available with their institution. Did you know that the employment rate of UL graduates is 20% higher than the national average? Check out more about the University of Limerick below:

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Find out more about postgraduate study at the University of Limerick at the postgradireland Further Study Fair, Wednesday 10th February from 12 – 4.30pm in the RDS Dublin. Last chance to register at www.postgradfair.com


Discover more about postgraduate study with NUI Galway

postgradireland are giving students and graduates the opportunity to meet with more than 70 leading postgraduate providers this Wednesday 10th February from 12 – 4.30 pm in the RDS Dublin.

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This year we are really excited to have NUI Galway attending the postgradireland Further Study Fair to discuss the postgraduate opportunities available to students from all disciplines with their institution.

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If you are interested to speaking to the NUI Galway team directly about their postgraduate opportunities, register now for free entry to the postgradireland Further Study Fair.

Watch NUI Galway “Get The Edge” Postgraduate Study Video here and find out more here about why you should choose NUI Galway for your graduate studies.


Explore the postgraduate opportunities available with Trinity College Dublin

Ireland’s national further study fair will take place this Wednesday, 10th February, in the RDS, Dublin. This event will see over 70 further education institutions in attendance from Ireland, the UK and abroad, making it the country’s largest gathering of further study providers.

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This year Trinity College Dublin will be in attendance to discuss all of the postgraduate opportunities available to you with their institution. Our team have put together some information about Trinity College and what makes their institution unique.

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If you are interested in learning more about postgraduate study with Trinity College Dublin, don’t miss the opportunity to chat to their team at this years postgradireland Further Study Fair. Register now for free entry.


Discover postgraduate study with UCD at the postgradireland Further Study Fair

The postgradireland Further Study Fair is taking place next Wednesday 10th February from 12 – 4.30pm in the RDS Dublin.

This event is the perfect opportunity for students and graduates to meet representatives from over 70 different institutions to discuss the postgraduate study opportunities available to them across all sectors.

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This year the postgradireland team are excited to have UCD Graduate School in attendance at Ireland’s National Further Study Fair. Our team have collated some information about the things that could make UCD your university of choice for postgraduate study.

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If this has piqued your interest in studying with UCD, make sure to attend the postgradireland Further Study Fair on February 10th where you can meet this institution as well as over 70 others.  Register for free entry.


Ireland’s National Further Study Fair Showcases the Value Of Postgrad Qualifications

Forget trawling through individual institution websites or prospectus, this event allows students and graduates to find out first-hand what their chosen area of further study will be like! Whatever you need to know, you can find the answer at the gradireland postgrad fair.

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And it’s not just institutions and course providers who are there to help. We have a range of seminars taking place during the event, providing students and graduates with the  information they need when exploring the various aspects of further study. “These seminars cover a variety of topics; including further study funding options, postgraduate study opportunities in continental Europe, teacher training in the UK and the benefits of distance learning, to name just a few,” says gradireland Director Mark Mitchell

The biggest questions for anyone considering further study are, how much will it cost and how will I fund it? This year, gradireland are proud to be partnered with the Irish Research Council for our Further Study Event. The Irish Research Council will be hosting our first ever Research Zone, where members of their team will be on hand to speak to students and graduates about research options available, the criteria needed to become awarded for a postgraduate research, as well as information about the postgraduate scholarships funded by the Council. In 2015 alone, the Irish Research Council funded 293 new postgraduate scholarship awards.

With the continued growth in the Irish economy, the graduate employment market continues to improve, raising questions for many as to the value of further study. Although this growth in graduate employment is to be very much welcomed, many employers emphasise that further study can play a huge part in defining graduate skills. Richard Irwin, Head of Student Recruitment with PWC says that, ‘where a student has pursued a masters studies and has used it to demonstrate their passion and build relationships, it can ultimately improve their chances of securing the job they want’.

In addition to this, the employment market remains highly competitive, with a large number of students competing for the highly coveted roles in organisations, particularly in more popular job sectors such as law, banking and science. ‘Employers are competing to get the best graduate talent, and according to  gradireland research, a graduate with a postgrad qualification is up to 40% more likely to find graduate employment in their desired sector,’ adds Mark Mitchell.

So, whether it’s finding out what’s involved in postgraduate study, discovering how your studies can be funded, or selecting where’s the best place for you to fulfil your further study ambitions, you will find the answer at the gradireland Further Study Fair. We look forward to seeing you there.

The gradireland Further Study Fair is taking place on Wednesday 10th February from 12pm in Industries Hall, RDS Dublin.  This event is free for students and graduates who can register to attend at postgradfair.com

 

 


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