Trinity has the highest graduate employment rate in Ireland

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Graduates from Trinity College Dublin are among the most employable and successful in the world according to the just published QS World University Rankings for Graduate Employability 2019, which rank Trinity first in Ireland for graduate employment rate and alumni outcomes.

Trinity College is among the top 22% universities in the world in the QS global rankings for employability, which surveyed 500 institutions worldwide using five key metrics, namely; employer reputation, alumni outcomes, partnerships with employers, employer-student connections and graduate employment rate. The rankings included insight from 42,000 employers nationally and internationally. Trinity’s overall ranking this year is 101-110 up from 111-120 last year.

In terms of alumni outcomes, Trinity is ranked 39th highest in the world for producing   highly successful and world-changing graduates which is indicative of how Trinity as a university values the careers of its graduates.

Commenting on the results, Director of Careers at Trinity, Orla Bannon, said:

“Trinity students and graduates continue to be highly employable and successful in their chosen careers. During their time at Trinity, they get the opportunity to develop key employability skills that allow them to succeed not just in their careers but in their future lives as individuals and members of society.”

“We work to continuously develop employer-student engagement in innovative ways so students can improve their career readiness and the Trinity Employability Award delivered in partnership with Intel Ireland is a good example of this.”

Trinity’s Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Professor Chris Morash added:

 “A Trinity education enables our students to reach their full potential both inside and outside the classroom. We want our students to develop their skills and graduate attributes to succeed in their studies and in their careers. They are therefore prepared for the ever-changing challenges of the 21st century workforce. Today’s ranking is a testament to their hard work in achieving that.” 


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