Work with Universities to Solve Skills Needs

Working with Enterprise we deliver #WorkReadySkills

To continue to meet the critical needs of industry, universities are keen to grow their existing business and enterprise relationships to ensure we can address skills needs across sectors.

Ways to Engage: Skills and Talent for the SME Sector – Webinar playback

On Sept 21st the IUA with Enterprise Ireland held a hybrid event which aimed to help enterprise become more effective at engaging with IUA Universities. You can now watch this webinar back and we’ve broken it into sections…along with the presentations for download.

Build your relationship with the Universities:

Connect with our universities and find out how they can help you with your skills needs from student recruitment to upskilling existing staff and more…..

Dublin City University

For more information on how you can engage with DCU visit


Download DCU’s Employer Brochure

Work Ready Skills: DCU Futures is structured around three pillars – what students learn, how students learn, and embedding the transversal skills for our students to thrive Click here to learn more

Maynooth University

For more information on how you can engage with Maynooth University visit

  • For queries regarding graduate internships, graduate programmes, graduate jobs, entry level, contact  ​
  • For queries regarding MU Upskill programmes, including undergraduate summer internships less than 3 months, competitions, insight days, job shadowing, work experience and summer jobs, contact Máire Buckley at
  • For queries regarding academic Placement internships contact

Work Ready Skills: To develop work ready graduates with enhanced practical, project management, communication and team working skills through design of an agile and responsive curriculum… learn more

Trinity College Dublin

For more information on how you can engage with Trinity College Dublin visit


Work Ready Skills: The Human Captial Initiative is powering a suite of courses aimed at developing the most relevant and in-demand skillsets. Learn more

TU Dublin

For more information on how you can engage with Technological University Dublin visit

Or contact:

Work Ready Skills: We are building a co-learning ecosystem for talent development, where enterprise and academia work together to future-proof our graduates and deliver upskilling and lifelong learning opportunities for our workforce. Learn more

University College Cork

For more information on graduate recruitment with UCC visit 

Or email:

For information on Continuing Education & Enterprise Engagement visit

Or email

University College Dublin

For more information on how you can engage with University College Dublin visit

For more on Advertising Job Vacancies email:

For more on Recruitment Fairs & Events email:

Download UCD’s Employer Brochure

The ADVANCE Centre is a project of UCD and other partners in critical skills for digital transformation, for more visit

University of Galway

For more information on how you can engage with University of Galway visit

Or email the Employment Officer

IdeasLab Enterprise Challenge brings together student teams to solve challenges donated by enterprise partners. To learn more about this student innovation hub and opportunities for enterprise visit

University of Limerick

For more information on graduate recruitment with UL visit

To learn more about Professional/ Flexible programmes which are specifically designed for enterprise, working professionals or those who wish to return to the workforce, visit

Meet our students with #WorkReadySkills

The videos below showcase the incredible skills our students and graduates have developed through their studies – skills vital to the success of Irish enterprise…..

Use MicroCreds and RPL to Upskill your Employees:

Flexible, short, accredited courses in IUA universities


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) makes it possible for a person to build on the learning they’ve previously achieved and to be rewarded for it.


Meet the people who are helping students and graduates to develop #WorkReadySkills

The Human Capital Initiative (HCI) – Embedding Enterprise Ready Skills in Higher Education

The Human Capital Initiative is delivering an investment which is increasing capacity in higher education in skills-focused programmes designed to meet priority skills needs. Pillar 3 of the initiative has established 24 collaborative projects between Enterprise and Higher Education.  To learn more about how Enterprise and Higher Education are collaborating to deliver work ready skills visit the HCI Pillar 3 Projects Hub on the Higher Education Authority website.

EU European Year of Skills – Putting Skills for SMEs Centre-Stage

Running from May 2023 until May 2024 the European Year of Skills 2023 will help companies, in particular small and medium enterprises, to address skills shortages in the EU. It will promote a mindset of reskilling and upskilling, helping people to get the right skills for quality jobs.

The IUA will mark the year with a series of campaigns, events, and engagements that will highlight the need to increase lifelong learning in Ireland, while meeting the big skills challenges of today. The recent OECD Skills Strategy Report for Ireland highlights the challenges we face, providing an important lens for our work at the IUA to influence national and government policy in the year ahead.

Find out what Year of Skills events are happening in Ireland