Almost 80% of students worry about getting a job when they graduate

Female students are more likely to succeed, the USI finds

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A new survey has found 76% of students are worried about securing employment, and only 23% have a job lined up when they graduate.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) surveyed students across Ireland and asked them how they felt about employment after graduation.

Students are more successful in securing employment as they get closer to completing their degree, but have not been successful overall - with only 23% having jobs lined up.

Female students are more likely to be successful in getting employment after graduation, with 27% of women saying they had been successful compared to 21% of men.

Only 26% of students feel their course has adequately prepared them for seeking a job.

The survey also found that the top three faculties are arts, humanities and languages - at 37% - business at 20% and science came in third at 16%.

The USI says it is partnering with Jobbio and launching the first Irish 'After Grad' fair in Dublin Castle on April 13th.

Over 800 students are expected at the event - with 35 exhibitors and 36 colleges from across Ireland.