Top employers add to the draw of LIT Careers Day

Robert Culkin familiarises himself with the workings of an autonomous car under the watchful eye of Ronan O'Brien from Jaguar Land Rover at the LIT Careers Day. Photo: Alan Place.

120 of the Mid West’s largest employers filled the halls of the Limerick Institute of Technology’s Moylish Campus on Tuesday for the annual LIT Careers Day.

The demand for spaces at the event has persuaded the organisers to hold a second careers’ day in Spring.

LIT Careers and Employability Manager Dr Órlaith Borthwick attributes the success of the event to the engagement of students with employers who value their education and training. Many of the key courses are designed with consideration and input from local industry in the Mid West.

“Multinational and indigenous companies throughout the Mid West continue to support our Careers’ Day,” she said.

“Company leaders tell us that our 1,300 graduates, who are educated to be work-ready, are one of the biggest draws to the event.

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“83 per cent of LIT graduates also stay in the region, making them very attractive to companies based in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.”

“Careers’ Days allow employers to meet with the talent pool of students at LIT, many of whom will be their future employees. It also allows for students to engage directly with potential employers to learn about the many opportunities they can choose from after graduation,” she added.

“At LIT we believe it is important to engage with industry and keep the channels of communication open, as we work together to provide highly skilled employment for highly skilled employees, thereby growing the economic capabilities of the region and the quality of life for its citizens,” Dr Borthwick concluded.