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DkIT Engineering Futures Careers Fair 2024

02 April 2024

Dundalk Institute of Technology recently held an exceptionally successful Engineering Futures Careers fair on campus for students and graduates of the Institute. The School of Engineering in DkIT continues to go from strength to strength nationally, only recently they were announced as the recipients of the extremely prestigious and much sought after Bronze Athena Swan accreditation. DkIT are one of only three Institutes in Ireland to hold this sought after award for their specific School of Engineering. The Athena SWAN charter is a framework that is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality in higher education and research. The School of Engineering has also been the recent recipient of The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) accreditations for Built Environment courses.

Dr Breda Brennan, Head of School of Engineering, DkIT said,

“Todays Engineering Futures Career fair was a celebration for both us and employers of our engineering graduates.  We need to continue to work collaboratively with industry to ensure that we produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the economy both regionally and nationally. Working in partnership with employers is key to future-proofing our qualifications. 

The School of Engineering in DkIT has a long and rich 50-year history of supplying top quality graduate engineers and many of the Institute’s students have proudly gone on to change the face and landscape of our region and country. DkIT were absolutely delighted to welcome their industry and public service partners to this Engineering Futures event, which was attended by Cargotec, Combilift, ESB, Mercury, Controlsoft, Elliott group, ABB, Walls, ASEE, Timoney, Atkins, Roco, Bam, Trilan, Anord, WuXi, Omega Surveying Services and both Louth and Meath County Councils to name but a few.

Catherine Staunton, Head of Careers and Employability, said,

We had a total of 28 companies in attendance across all the Engineering disciplines. I think we can all agree there was great energy on campus, with a very engaged employers and a fantastic array of opportunities for our students and graduates. The theme of the event was DkIT Engineering Futures, and this event encapsulated the optimism, diversity and innovation a career in Engineering can provide. I must commend the exhibiting companies on the quality of their interactive displays and engagement of their teams with our students. It is an excellent example of how DkIT engage with industry in the region and directly connect our students and graduates with employers, maintaining our excellent employability track record.”

Dr Breda Brennan, Head of School of Engineering, added,

“The future is bright for DkIT graduates of Engineering and never has recruitment for this industry been more in demand. We pride ourselves in the quality of graduates we produce and relish the feedback from employers on our student’s employability attributes. Our ongoing relationship with Industry is very important to us.  It was a heartening and proud moment for the School to see so many of our graduates attend the careers fair as now employers”.

 If you are thinking of a career in engineering, think DkIT.

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