11 December 2018

Find me a student! : Republic of Ireland

Institution/Delivery Agent Name of Initiative Description
University of Limerick Cooperative Education

The Cooperative Education programme (or undergraduate placement) at the University of Limerick is a core element of all undergraduate degrees. As part of the programme, all students, regardless of discipline, undertake relevant work experience normally of eight months duration.

About 2,000 students are placed on CoOp every year, with about 30% placed internationally. This makes it one of the largest placement programmes in Europe. Some 1,600 employers participate in the programme annually and about 75% of these employers also employ UL graduates.

Dublin City University INTRA (INtegrated TRAining)

Dublin City University's (DCU) work experience programme 'INTRA' (INtegrated TRAining) is a mandatory feature of 30 undergraduate and 2 postgraduate degree programmes. 800 students from the Faculties of Science and Health, Engineering and Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences and the DCU Business School are required to complete 6 to 12 month full time, typically paid placements relevant to their specific discipline.

Currently 10% of these students complete work placements internationally and the demand is increasing for placements in the UK, particularly in the areas of Manufacturing Engineering, Pharmaceuticals and Aviation Management. Please contact maeve.long@dcu.ie for details.



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