Graduates’ youthful optimism falters in face of Brexit uncertainty

Research shows that more than half of college leavers are spooked by international events such as trade wars and political instability, though recruitment opportunities and salaries are on the up, writes Graham Clifford

26th August, 2018
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The gradireland Graduate Careers Fair takes place in the RDS Dublin on Wednesday October 3 with more than 120 graduate employers exhibiting, offering thousands of jobs across all sectors of the economy

Graduates by their nature are generally a positive lot. They’ve come through their studies, acquired the required grades, learned to stand on their own two feet and moved away from rote learning to embrace alternative methods of teaching and instruction.

Yet as they collect their parchments on graduation day the storm clouds of Brexit, trade wars and economic uncertainty gather beyond campus.

Research published by gradireland this year in Ireland’s 100 Leading Graduate...

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