Liam Edwards, owner of Jim Edwards restaurant, Kinsale, Co Cork. “I’m seeing restaurants closing a few days a week because they don’t have the staff or they’re trying to keep them fresh,” he says. Photograph: Provision

Liam Edwards normally works front of house at his seafood restaurant in Kinsale, Co Cork. But for the past three months he has been full-time in the (...)

Incorporating a programme of continuous professional development into your career path will help to prepare you for changes in industry. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

According to Orla Graham, Deloitte’s chief human resources officer, the workplace of the future will change. The focus will be on greater collaboratio(...)

You no longer have to run away to join the circus. You can simply apply to one of the many circus schools throughout Europe and the US. Or, closer to (...)

Between the fourth quarters of 2015 and 2016, the strongest employment growth was in the construction sector, rising by 9.2 per cent. Photograph: iStock

It’s a fortuitous time to be a graduate: there are many opportunities to be found across a relatively broad range of sectors. But the growth in emplo(...)

The shortage of chefs and commis chefs continues to bite in Ireland. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The jobs market hasn’t been as good in over a decade. According to a list of in-demand jobs, compiled by career guidance website CareersPortal.ie, the(...)

Microbiologists can go into a lot of different areas in the industry
Across the board demand

According to the most recent study carried out by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN), the biopharmaceutical sector in Ireland, comprising(...)

Since 2013, the Smart Futures programme has  reached about 100,000 students at primary and secondary  levels. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

In classrooms around the country, primary schoolchildren are making prosthetic limbs. Others are growing bacteria and examining it under a microscope (...)

Science graduate  skills in short supply chiefly relate to niche  areas typically associated with the pharmaceutical, biopharma and food innovation industries. Photograph: Getty Images

Every year State agencies monitor the supply of skills emerging from the education system and measure it against demand for employment. Many of the r(...)

Ireland is experiencing a shortage of qualified graduates in key disciplines. Photograph: iStock

Ireland can respond to the uncertainty created by the changing international economic environment by pursuing a “skills incentivisation strategy” that(...)

We spoke to three careers experts about the most frequently asked questions they face and the most common scenarios facing their clients. Photograph: IADT Dún Laoghaire

Picking a postgraduate course can be a big ordeal. When students sit down to choose their undergraduate course, there is always the fallback of choosi(...)

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