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 Computing Industry Continues to Offer Great Job Opportunities


Computing Industry Continues to Offer Great Job Opportunities

A recent study carried out by the HEA (Higher Education Authority) highlights the high employability rate among computing graduates in Ireland. “The Class of 2012” survey which will continue to monitor computing  graduates’ employability status over a five-year period, reveals that 52% of level eight  graduates found suitable employment in Ireland while an  72% of level 9/10 (Master’s / Ph.D. level)  graduates had found work here.  An impressive 90% of level eight graduates found their courses relevant in terms of gaining employment.

These figures augur well for the future and show promising results for those who may be studying, or interested in studying, computing in Ireland at present. The high employability rates go some way towards refuting the claim that there has been a massive brain-drain among science graduates from Ireland in recent times.With the imminent deadline for CAO applications looming, it may be time to think about choosing to study computing at third level. The high rate of employability in this sector testifies to the increasing demand for computing graduates in the workplace.

Seamus Hoyne, Head of Department at the Department of Technology at LIT Thurles noted “This study should give confidence to students considering applying for a computing programme through the CAO.  There are good job prospects and this is confirmed by a recent ForFás report which indicated that there would be over 44,000 positions available within the computing industry between now and 2018.  At LIT Thurles campus we offer programmes in Computing, Software Development, Games Design and Development and Computer Services Management. 

Interested students should come along to our information evenings on the 14th and 15th January to find out more about the programmes.”


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