LIT survey shows more graduates secure employment

LIT: some courses achieved 100% employment
LIMERICK Institute of Technology has received a boost with confirmation that some of its courses achieved 100% employability for graduates.

LIMERICK Institute of Technology has received a boost with confirmation that some of its courses achieved 100% employability for graduates.

A survey of graduates from 2012 has shown that 70% of respondents went directly into employment, an increase of 6% from 2011.

“It is particularly striking that, this year, some of our courses achieved a 100% employability record,” said LIT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar.

“This includes Automation and Control, Fashion Design, Culinary Arts, Quantity Surveying, Events Management, Audio and Video Technology, Electronic Systems, and Creative Multimedia. These programmes are right across the spectrum of our discipline areas.”

The First Destinations report, compiled annually by the Careers Service at LIT, presents detailed information in relation to the circumstances of graduates one year after graduation. The report revealed that 70% of graduates from 2012 found work immediately, with a further 12% of graduates choosing to pursue further education.

The most popular region of employment for LIT graduates continues to be the Mid-West, with 53% of graduates securing employment here and 20% moving abroad to secure work.

The survey also revealed that 5% of LIT graduates availed of voluntary or unpaid internship opportunities.

The survey of almost 1700 graduates also showed that the majority of 2012 Level 6 and Level 7 graduates progressed to further studies at the institute, continuing the trend of students to stay in education and seek further qualifications to enhance their chances of securing full time employment in the future.

The institute has four campuses in Limerick city, Thurles and Clonmel and a regional learning centre in Ennis. The main campus is located at Moylish Park on the northside of Limerick city.