Construction is an area that has traditionally seen demand rise and fall based on the property market. Photograph: iStock

When you’re picking a course, the most important consideration is whether you’ll enjoy studying this topic for three or four years. But it also makes(...)

Many graduate recruits are failing to accomplish ‘simple tasks’ such as writing cogently in a way that is free of spelling or grammatical errors, an employers’ group has warned. File photograph: iStock

Many graduate recruits are failing to accomplish “simple tasks” such as writing cogently on a business topic that is free of spelling or grammatical e(...)

Addressing climate change and environmental challenges will lead to a whole infrastructure of jobs. Photograph: Getty

ICT (information and computer technology): “The past 10 years have seen the emergence of new specialisms such as cloud computing, gaming, data analyti(...)

Predicting the future jobs market is increasingly difficult. Photograph: Getty Images

What jobs will be in demand when students graduate in 2025? Predicting the future jobs market is increasingly difficult so students should also ask: (...)

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(...)

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