For Employers

IUA universities are keen to work with employers large and small.

Their aims include:

  1. To strengthen employer understanding of the graduate support structure in different universities and the role of the careers teams.
  2. To encourage greater dialogue between enterprise and Universities.
  3. Highlight potential portals of engagement for enterprise in key areas:
    • Attracting graduate talent
    • Curriculum and programme design,
    • Internships & work placements
    • Consortium Apprenticeships
    • Upskilling staff through microcredentials.
  4. Support companies to promote and market themselves to attract graduate and internship talent.

Stay up to date...

Irish Times 23/09/22 – What do graduates want from employers?

Work-life balance, flexible work environments and career development, Irish Times look at what grads might want from their employers

University Careers Fairs 2022

Find out when careers fairs are being held at each of the IUA university members, This downloadable pdf also contains contact details and lins for employers.

EI & IUA Ways to Engage Event

View the event and download the presentations from this informative event for SMEs held in TU Dublin on Sept 13th.  Hear from the DCU and University of Galway Careers Teams and find out more about MicroCreds, Apprendticships, Graduate Outcomes and more

Upskill your staff through Microcredentials

Micro-credentials are small, accredited courses designed to meet the demands of learners, enterprise and organisations, created by IUA partner universities in consultation with enterprise.


We asked our Graduates for their views on upskilling, work placements, company culture and more...


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Each university has a dedicated employers section in their Careers Department:

Dublin City University

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Maynooth University

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NUI Galway

University of Galway

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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

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TU Dublin

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University College Cork

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University College Dublin

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University of Limerick

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Our IUA Strategy Commitment to Talent and Skills...

We work to achieve changes to national higher education policy, practice and funding regimes that will enable our member universities to continue to provide the highest standards of education to students at graduate and post‑graduate level. Fostering a world‑class student experience is a core objective.

The IUA will:

  • Facilitate our members’ response to the high‑skills talent needs of the country through ongoing advocacy and engagement with public and private stakeholders across government, semi‑State and enterprise.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of national talent development and skills policies through participation in the National Skills Council and other key fora.
  • Lead the sector’s response to the growing need for more flexible lifelong learning programmes including the enhanced use of digital opportunities, supported by adapted public funding mechanisms.
  • Deliver the MicroCreds.ie platform, the first of its kind in Europe, to provide a comprehensive offering of university‑accredited micro‑credentials programmes.
  • Support the development and enhancement of the skilled talent pool in our universities which is critical to delivering a quality student experience.
  • Support the expansion of the apprenticeship model including executive or graduate apprenticeship programmes.