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‘Be the change you want to see’

Crischelle Pana is a software consultant at Guidewire, as part of the company’s graduate programme. Crischelle talks to gradireland about her experiences of life at Guidewire, her job seeking journey, how the application process works, and she also gives advice to those interested in a similar career. What do you do in your daily role and what function does it play in terms of the … Continue reading ‘Be the change you want to see’

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AHECS Graduate Market Survey 2020-Key findings

The recently released AHECS Graduate Market Survey 2020 provides some interesting data for students and graduates as they seek to start their career in an uncertain world. Let’s take a look at just some of the key findings. The Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) is the voice of higher education careers and employability professionals, who are a recognised authority on graduate career development, … Continue reading AHECS Graduate Market Survey 2020-Key findings

2019 HEA data: What do the graduate class of 2017 do now?

February 18th saw the release of the latest batch of data from the Higher Education Authority. The Graduate Outcomes 2019 data reveals the transitions to work or further study for the graduate class of 2017. The data revealed that: 90% of working graduates are choosing to stay in Ireland 78% of graduates from the class of 2017 went into jobs 14% chose to pursue postgraduate … Continue reading 2019 HEA data: What do the graduate class of 2017 do now?

Pros and cons of the gig economy for employers

The ‘gig’ economy has gradually gained traction in Irish society and thousands of people are taking the opportunity to choose their own working hours, and of course as a way to earn extra money. It’s an area that’s obviously particularly attractive to students, as they can balance study with flexible working hours. According to Collins dictionary, the gig economy is “an economy in which there … Continue reading Pros and cons of the gig economy for employers

Ireland’s largest ever student survey reveals rising student optimism

    October 1st sees the publication of the 12th annual edition of Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers. Ahead of the launch, we take a look at some of the key trends and topics identified by the students surveyed for this publication. For Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers 2018/2019, gradireland surveyed 14,818 students from 24 HEIs across Ireland. The survey asks students which organisation they … Continue reading Ireland’s largest ever student survey reveals rising student optimism

Guest blog: Research shows need need for more practical career options

  If you’re looking for alternative path to education, an apprenticeship may be something you want to consider, says Anne Roberts of the Insurance Institute of Ireland. While many young people plan to attend college, it is important to know all your options before you make your final decision. Opportunities for apprenticeships no longer just apply to craft-based jobs such as carpentry, construction or motoring. … Continue reading Guest blog: Research shows need need for more practical career options

Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

The impetus to create gradireland Live! came from our desire to confront some pretty fundamental challenges that students face in their graduate career decision-making process. The world of work has changed but the language of careers has not. The number of job titles and types these days is baffling to even the most experienced careers adviser. Students are peppered with data from all angles, but … Continue reading Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

New data reveals increasing employment opportunities for university graduates

The results of 36th First Destination survey of University graduates was released on Friday, January 19th, revealing the results of data gathered from over 18,000 students who studied between levels 8 and 10, to determine their situation nine months after graduation. The students surveyed attended one of the following third-level institutions: Dublin City University, University of Limerick, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College … Continue reading New data reveals increasing employment opportunities for university graduates

Major drive to highlight graduate jobs with international institutions

This week saw the launch of a major new Government initiative to enhance the attractiveness of careers with international organisations to Irish graduates. Entitled, Global Horizons; International Careers, this  initiative is led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which aims to address third-level students by exploring the theme of ‘Representing Ireland Abroad: Opportunities for You’. By partnering with the Public Appointments Service and the Department … Continue reading Major drive to highlight graduate jobs with international institutions

Skills supply report points to particular graduate opportunities in science, IT and health

‘Monitoring Ireland’s Skills Supply 2015’ is the tenth in a series of reports produced by SOLAS on behalf of the Expert Group for Future Skills Needs (EGFSN). The purpose of the report is to provide an overview of the skills profile of the population. The main findings of the report point to the fact that there are over one million qualification holders, or a third of the population, who have studied … Continue reading Skills supply report points to particular graduate opportunities in science, IT and health