Talent and Education

  • Ireland has one of the most educated workforces in the world
  • The share of 30-34 year olds in Ireland with a third level qualification is 53.5%, compared to an EU average of 40%.
  • Almost 30% of students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) courses


Ireland is implementing a comprehensive and forward looking National Skills Strategy and Action Plan for Education, which aims to make Irish education and training the best in Europe by 2026.

Increasing number of Technology Graduates

Technology Skills 2022 is Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan and is a collaborative partnership with Government, the education & training system and industry to meet Ireland’s ICT skills needs.

Log on to www.techlifeireland.com for more information.

Skillnet Ireland

Skillnet Ireland aims to increase participation in enterprise training and workforce learning. It currently supports over 16,000 companies and provides learning experiences to over 55,000 trainees.

Find out more at www.skillnetireland.com 

Springboard Programme

Springboard+ provides over 9,000 free places on higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to eligible applicants, whether they are employed, unemployed or re-joining the workforce.

For more Information see www.springboardcourses.ie

Future Jobs Ireland

Targeting a doubling of the lifelong learning rate by 2025 under Future Jobs Ireland

Ireland’s Ecosystem for Diversity in STEM

Ireland’s Ecosystem for Diversity in STEM

An overview of the programmes and initiatives which attract, retain and promote diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Download Ireland’s Ecosystem for Diversity in STEM

Multilingual Skills

There were 380,000 non-Irish persons employed in Ireland in Q2 2019 (16.5% of total employment).

The 2016 Census revealed that over 612,000 residents spoke a language other than English or Irish at home, a 19% increase on 2011.

Proportionally Ireland has the 4th highest international workforce in the EU.

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