Graduate Destinations

Each year, all universities in Ireland and the UK survey their graduates to determine their first destination after leaving university.

In Ireland, this data is used by the HEA to gather national statistics.


Graduates of 2016

Graduates of full time programmes - we will be contacting you from March 2017.
Your reply helps us to work with current students as well as give insight into the labour market for graduates today. See the link below for the results of last year's national survey, or click NUIG above to see statistics locally.
Please fill out the survey online or reply to our call. ‌‌

What do Irish Graduates do?

Results of the HEA's national survey:

Graduates of 2012   Graduates of 2013 Graduates of 2014    Graduates of 2015

What do UK Graduates do?

Results from the Higher Education Statistics Agency's Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) are available at   

Latest survey results - 2015

In 2016, the Career Development Centre surveyed the class of 2015 - graduates from full-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses; 2,392 responded.

Graduates of 2015

Undergraduate Programmes %

Postgraduate Programmes %

In Employment



In Further Study or Training



Seeking Employment



Not Available/Year Out



Unpaid Internship



2015 Breakdown by College - click here to open a pdf

Results from previous surveys

2014 graduate survey breakdown
2013 graduate survey breakdown
2012 graduate survey breakdown  
2011 graduate survey breakdown