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

A new face to guide you through the 2016 gradireland/postgradireland directory

It’s a hectic time here in gradireland, and this week the first two of our range of titles for 2016 have been sent off to the printers. Along with the 2016 Finance Sector Guide, we are very happy to send our 304 page, bigger and better, gradireland and postgradireland directory to print. To help you guide you through the various sections, whether it be job hunting tips, career … Continue reading A new face to guide you through the 2016 gradireland/postgradireland directory

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

New National Skills Bulletin 2015 shows continued improvement in the Irish labour market and identifies job sectors in demand

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) today (17th July 2015) published the National Skills Bulletin 2015, which provides an overview of employment trends at occupational level. 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 … Continue reading New National Skills Bulletin 2015 shows continued improvement in the Irish labour market and identifies job sectors in demand

Irish education: What’s the score?

With studies giving contradictory conclusions on Ireland’s educational performance, questions remain about the quality of education at a time when the Irish economy needs to complement its return to growth with skilled jobs, writes Fergal Browne. At the recent Irish Economic Policy Conference 2015 in the Institute of Banking, work by Tony Fahey (UCD) entitled “Family and Fertility in Ireland: A Human Capital Perspective” highlighted both positive … Continue reading Irish education: What’s the score?

The future jobs landscape: what’s in store for the class of 2020?

What jobs will be in demand for the graduate of 2020? An article in last week’s Irish Times advised college students to pursue languages, learn IT skills, examine the burgeoning construction sector or get excited about engineering. That’s where, it is forecast, the jobs will be in 2019 or 2020, when the current intake of first year students graduate. Planning ahead is very important for first year … Continue reading The future jobs landscape: what’s in store for the class of 2020?