Building a national talent pool that is resilient, skill-appropriate and entrepreneurial in outlook, is core to the third level mission. In the context of the University of Limerick, the Cooperative Education Programme confers significant advantage on UL graduates. This is supported by substantial research on the benefits of work-based learning and is evidenced by the sustained high demand for UL graduates.
UL's graduate employment rate for 2018 primary degree-holders is 79%, which is 8% higher than the Higher Education Authority's most recently-available national average figure of 71% for 2017 graduates.
2018 GRADUATE OUTCOME STATISTICS
There were 2,216 Primary Degree graduates surveyed in 2018 with a response rate of 74% achieved. The survey continues to reflect an increased confidence in the graduate employment market with 79% of UL graduates going directly into employment, 67% in Ireland and 12% overseas.