Trinity scores top for Employer Reputation in latest QS global rankings for Graduate Employability

Posted on: 23 September 2021

Trinity College Dublin has the best employer reputation in Ireland and nurtures the most successful alumni, according to the latest QS World University Rankings for Graduate Employability 2022.

Ranked in 91st place (up from 92nd in the last rankings), Trinity is among the top 18 per cent of universities across the world.

Trinity is ranked first in Ireland for employer reputation and alumni outcomes and is among the top 50 in the world for graduate employment rate.

Using key metrics (employer reputation, alumni outcomes, partnerships with employers, employer-student connections and graduate employment rate), 550 institutions worldwide were ranked and insight sought from 75,000 employers nationally and internationally.

Orla Bannon, Director of Careers at Trinity, said:

“These rankings, the first since the pandemic began impacting on graduate employment, are a clear endorsement of the value of a Trinity education from an employer’s perspective. Trinity graduates continue to be highly employable and successful in their chosen careers.

Our mission as a University is to prepare our students for success in their lives, personally and professionally, and we are delighted to see that our efforts and those of our students and graduates are recognised at what is a uniquely challenging time for graduate employment.”

Prof. Orla Shiels, Vice-Provost at Trinity College Dublin, said:

“This ranking endorses Trinity’s strategic aspiration to make a difference in a world where connectivity is the new growth.  Trinity grows by becoming ever more connected in an interdependent world. We work hard to ensure our students develop the necessary skills and graduate attributes to succeed in both their studies and in their careers. I am delighted that this hard work and commitment is recognised in today’s ranking.”

Ben Sowter, Director of Research at QS, said:

“By outperforming its position in the overall QS World University Rankings, the latest edition of our deep-dive into graduate employability indicates that this is one area of its mission at which Trinity College Dublin excels. It achieves better feedback from the 75,000 employers we surveyed than any other Irish university – informing its nation-leading score in our Employer Reputation indicator – and also nurtures higher numbers of highly-successful alumni than any of its compatriot peers.

Its graduate employment rate, even adjusted for locational averages, is among the top 50 in the world – all of which serve to underline the exceptional work done by all at TCD to prepare students for a challenging, constantly-reconfiguring world of work.”


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