Graduate Destinations

Each year, all universities in Ireland and the UK survey their graduates to determine their first destination after leaving university.

In Ireland, this data is used by the HEA to gather national statistics.


What do Irish Graduates do?

The HEA have all their publications available from https://hea.ie/resource-category/statistics/publications/ or direct links below to their annual publication

2020 (published 2022) - https://hea.ie/statistics/graduate-outcomes-2020/ only available as an interactive report. 

2017 & 2018 - interactive dashboard https://hea.ie/statistics/graduate-outcomes-data-and-reports/ 

Higher Education Outcomes Graduation Years 2010-2014https://hea.ie/assets/uploads/2018/02/Final-CSO-HEA-Report-Higher-Education-Outcomes.pdf 

(please click tab above for results our graduate survey)

 

 

Latest survey results - 2021

In 2022 the Career Development Centre surveyed the class of 2021 for the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

S‌ee full breakdown of 2021 Graduate Outcomes Survey‌. 

Most important activity PG UG Total
Working full-time 81.4% 55% 66%
Working part-time 3.1% 3.9% 4%
Due to start a job within 3 months 0.8% 0.7% 1%
Full-time further study or training 7.5% 36.1% 24%
Part-time further study or training 2.5% 0.8% 1%
Other activity 1.4% 1.9% 2%
Unemployed and looking for work 3.4% 1.6% 2%

Results from previous surveys

2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey by College

2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey by College   

2017 Breakdown by College - Graduate Outcomes Survey  

2016 Breakdown of Graduates

2015 Breakdown by College

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