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# Graduates

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# Graduates
Connacht award first professional contracts to six academy players
Cathal Forde, Shane Jennings, Oisín McCormack, Darragh Murray, Ciaran Booth and Diarmuid Kilgallen have signed on the dotted line.
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# Public Health
HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.
All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis
In a letter, the HSE informed nursing interns that they would all be guaranteed a job.
Automated interviews and psychometric testing: The challenges awaiting graduate jobhunters
Graduate opportunities are on the crest of a wave currently, writes Ruairí Kavanagh.
# Employment
The average graduate starting salary is now over €30,000
Law is the best paid sector, according to new research.
# the eys have it
One 'Big Four' firm is taking on 500 new staff - and more than half will be graduates
EY is hiring for its offices across the country as its fee income climbs.
# Pay Gap
More women than men are in full-time work after graduating - but they earn less over time
The CSO and HEA released the report that monitored graduates from 2010 to 2014.
# job fairy
Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork
Concerns have been raised about the lack of graduates finding employment in regional areas.
# Change generation
Punctuality, responsibility, find something that you love: What did you learn on your first job?
Some famous names share their experiences – and yes, first impressions count.
# Change generation
Letters to a Fresher: College graduates tell us what they wish they'd known in first year
We asked three recent graduates to write a letter to their former selves. Here’s what they had to say…
# Teachers
"Hire unemployed teachers ahead of retired ones" says minister
Bruton said that while the recruitment and appointment of teachers is a matter for the individual school.
# blackboard jungle
Unequal pay is driving graduates away from teaching, says union
The TUI has today called for an end to unequal salaries for teachers.
# scotch irish
'I wanted to keep the peace, and joining the Irish army was the best way to do that...'
The number of women officers in the Defence Forces is finally on the rise and Catherine Smyth is one of them. But Catherine is Scottish, not Irish.
# graduate unemployment
'When you're out of work, there's a lack of purpose that pervades every day'
College graduates have weathered the recession far better than those without a degree, but unemployment rates are still high.
# Now Hiring
Fancy a job as a public servant? The government is trying to fill 200 vacancies
A graduate recruitment campaign to fill the posts was launched yesterday.
# doing well
Ireland has some of the most educated people in Europe
We place third when it comes to our share of third level graduates.
A winning CV and online applications: Your graduate career toolkit
Watch. The. Details.
What makes a graduate employable? We asked 100 top companies in Ireland
Seriously – check your writing skills.
So you've graduated... now, where to get a job?
It’s hard to know where to start – here’s some advice to get you going.
# follow the money
Are you a recent graduate? Here's where the jobs are - and how much you'll be paid
Things are looking up for new graduates entering the workforce…
# Take a Break
Watch: This incredible performance by graduates is going viral for a good reason
Nice work, kids.
# follow the money
This startup is trying to solve the tricky business of finding graduates jobs
Having launched in March, aims to connect students with paid graduate positions and internships.
# Brain Drain
Number of Irish graduates going abroad to get work more than doubles
That’s since the beginning of the recession.
# Emigration
20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad
And current trainees may be following suit…
Opinion: Will the push to encourage more science and technology graduates be worth it?
There has been a series of initiatives put in place to encourage interest in STEM subjects for school leavers; will the effort be rewarded with good jobs?
Teachers taking up JobBridge scheme in the bad books with the union
The INTO has directed its members not to participate in the scheme.
# Money Money Money
USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages
Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.
# Training
Student social workers slam proposed graduate scheme as 'complete exploitation'
The Child and Family Agency said the proposal is at an early stage but it has made initial contact with unions to start developing the details.
# payday
Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?
Over the last ten years, graduate salaries went up, but then down even quicker.
# graduate votes
Broad reform needed to make Seanad 'fit for modern Ireland', says Coveney
The Agriculture Minister welcomed reports that voting rights are to be extended to more graduates, but believes more ‘fundamental’ reform is needed.
# Technology
More upskilling courses needed to cash in on ICT growth
A Forfás report has called for more and better ICT courses and says that for social welfare changes should be introduced to encourage take-up.
# Jobswatch
Good news on the jobs front: new jobs announced in Dublin, Cork and Carlow
Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the new jobs at an electronic trading company in Dublin and an Irish start-up telemarketing company in Carlow.
Column: The dole queue or the departure lounge? This is the choice Ireland's youth is facing
The latest emigration figures offer little hope to the young people of Ireland – the government must act now and produce a national jobs strategy for young people, writes Joe O’Connor.
# Emigration
Irish graduates in Australia sought for jobs back home
Recruiters at Robert Walters want Irish emigrants who have gained experience in financial services.
# Employment
45 jobs for graduates under new scheme
The jobs are being made available under the Aspire Programme, and will see jobs available in 45 SMEs in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a percentage of new jobs be set aside for certain sections of society?
With 400 of the 1,600 jobs to install water meters being set aside for graduates, the unemployed and small businesses, is this a move that should be repeated?
James Reilly: The boycott of nursing jobs is "ill-judged"
The Minister for Health criticised graduate nurses for not taking up lower-paid jobs with the HSE.
Column: Young nurses are right to boycott the new graduate scheme
Young nurses are right to boycott the new nursing graduate scheme, which would further cut pay for new graduates entering the Health Services, writes Patrick Nulty TD.
# Pay
James Reilly asked to stop HSE plan to pay graduate nurses lower salaries
SIPTU has written to the Minister for Health asking him to stop the HSE plan to recruit new nurses on lower salaries
# Nursing
Nurses' union demands boycott of graduate scheme over pay dispute
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says graduate nurses should not have to work for 80 per cent of the usual wage.