Tony Donohoe

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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: (...)

An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development study indicates that 6% of university graduates are functionally illiterate. Photograph: Getty Imagfes

Lecturer Greg Foley could scarcely believe what he was seeing when marking his students’ lab reports recently. “Some of the stuff I was grading was t(...)

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(...)

Ictu has written to Minister for Education Joe McHugh seeking a meeting to raise concerns

Trade unions are seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister for Education to raise “grave concerns” over plans to give big business a greater say in (...)

Prior to the last budget, the then minister for education Richard Bruton  requested actions to secure “greater employer engagement and to strengthen governance and oversight” of the National Training Fund. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Employers and big business will have a key say in where hundreds of millions of euro in education investment will go over the coming years, according (...)

In Switzerland about two thirds of 15 year olds enter apprenticeships which are “highly valued” in their society, the  Oireachtas education committee has heard. Image: iStock

The prestige of apprenticeships has declined due to an “overwhelming” focus on college places and CAO points, an Oireachtas education committee has he(...)

The SFI Centres for Research Training programme will launch in 2018 with the aim of delivering postgraduate research and training programmes with a focus on employability, professionalism, and sectoral and international mobility. Photograph: iStock

While competition for qualified researchers is intense, this is not necessarily a sign of a skills shortage, according to Ibec head of education Tony (...)

In construction there are opportunities for people with skills ranging from bricklaying to architecture and quantity surveying. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

There’s never been a better time for graduates to stay in Ireland. Job prospects at home, in both the private and public sectors, have not been this g(...)

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