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UCC Students bring strengths and values to the employer, far beyond their academic qualifications. Students gain a range of strong values and attributes during their time at UCC and this enables them to become valuable employees. UCC Career Services boasts a highly qualified Work Placement Team Each Placement Manager has in depth knowledge, experience and specialisation in specific employment sectors. We offer a personal, bespoke service to create employer-student connections that form exciting futures. Our Graduate Recruitment Team can create opportunities for you to engage with our final year cohort and recent graduates.
Our Graduate Recruitment Team can connect you with our current students and recent graduates. If you would like to promote your opportunities and meet potential candidates, please get in touch. We can facilitate Instagram Takeovers, social media campaigns media takeovers and skills sessions in addition to our annual Recruitment Festival. We are happy to promote your events or current vacancies in our weekly student newsletters. Promote your vacancies free of charge on ourCareers Portal.
Promoting your events and initiatives:
If you would like to promote an event your company is hosting or an initiative you are launching/coordinating, we are here to help. We will need:
A short event/ initiative description we can share on our platforms (240 and 260 characters)
An image to accompany the description (Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels)
A link to register for the event or initiative. If you do not have a link, please provide contact details.
Thank you for supporting our 2022 hybrid recruitment fair in the Hub. We are delighted to have hosted one of the best-attended university career fairs in Europe, with an 83% attendance rate. Some 2,990 job applications were made on the platform. Our employers and attendees enjoyed 6,168 conversations, culminating in 24,938 total chat messages being sent.
The 2023 Graduate Recruitment fair will take place in early October. Details are currently being finalised and will be announced in Summer 2023.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this event and receive a notification once bookings have opened, please complete this form: Register Here
If you would like to discuss any of our engagement opportunities in more detail, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our Work Placement Team
Each Placement Manager has in depth knowledge, experience and specialisation in specific employment sectors. You will find their contact details below and further information on our placement process and start dates is available on our Work Placement page.
Work Placement Manager, College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences
Amy manages Works Placement for two unique I.T. degrees co-delivered by the Computer Science Department and the College of Arts. Students’ combination of hard I.T. skills and soft transferable skills make them valuable assets in a variety of teams and industries.
I manage undergraduate and postgraduate placement programmes in the areas of Accounting both practice and industry and Finance including corporate & investment services. I have long established relationships with employers locally and nationally in this sector and am committed to ensuring that our students are work-ready to succeed on placement.
I’m Jillian O’Mahony, students from the programmes I support have had success in a diverse range of work placements in HR, Marketing, Supply Chain, Project Management, Food Marketing and Food Product Development. I engage with SMEs and large multi-nationals to secure placements that work for the employer and for the student. Understanding student and employer needs is an important step in the placement process. I recommend having a discussion with us to identify and connect with students best suited to your business requirements.
I'm Grainne North and I engage with start-ups, SME's and large multinationals to secure placements that work both for the employer and the student. Students from the courses I support secure roles in a diverse range of areas such as marketing, product development, buying, supply chain, quality control, sales, research and sustainability. I work closely with my students in developing the necessary employability skills to enable them to transition to work.
I'm Dr. Susan Lyons, Work Placement Manager in the college of Business and Law. I am responsible for the BCommerce work placement programme in UCC. Working closely with industry partners I help to support students secure work placement in a variety of business sectors, these include Finance, Accounting, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Project Management to name but a few.
I am a Work Placement Manager in UCC since 2006 and take great pride in helping undergraduate students in the schools of Food & Nutrition Science, Computer Science & IT and Chemistry find work placement. Going forward with recruitment for 2021 I will be working closely with employers and students to help us through these uncertain times.
My name is Yvonne Harding, Work Placement Manager in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. I work closely with high calibre undergraduate and Masters students of Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry helping them to develop their employability skills to allow them to move seamlessly into a work placement position.