‘Gen Z’ rank tech giants among top employment targets

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Top tech multinationals specified arsenic Apple, Google and Microsoft are the astir desirable employers for Gen Z students, caller probe has revealed, with pharmaceutical giants besides ranking highly.

The Most Attractive Employers Index Ireland 2022 was compiled by Universum, portion of IrishJobs.ie, and questioned much than 8,000 students successful Ireland crossed concern and economics, IT, engineering, earthy sciences, humanities, instrumentality and medicine.

Among concern and economics, IT and engineering students, Google, Microsoft and Apple were the apical 3 choices, with Amazon and Intel adjacent behind. Engineering students ranked Intel arsenic their apical choice.

Airlines besides bounced backmost from the Covid chill successful past year’s rankings, with concern and economics students peculiarly funny successful moving astatine the companies. For that cohort, Aer Lingus ranked astatine fig 12, portion Ryanair gained 11 places to fig 20. The rankings were ninth and 15th respectively for engineering students.

High-profile engagement with the Covid-19 vaccine improvement effort saw multinational pharmaceutical companies proceed to thrust precocious successful the rankings. For Natural Sciences students, Pfizer was the apical choice, with Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific 2nd and 3rd respectively. The HSE was successful 4th place, with Glanbia successful fifth.

Pfizer dropped to 5th for engineering students and 15th among those studying IT.

Steve Ward, UK and Ireland concern manager with Universum said the scale offered an important snapshot of the benignant of companies and attributes that existent students and graduates are searching for successful their aboriginal employer.

“With renowned tech and pharmaceutical multinationals starring the mode successful this year’s Index, it’s wide that third-level students are keen play their portion successful helping to signifier the increasing integer and technological translation that is underway crossed our system and society, not lone successful Ireland, but crossed the globe. Both subject and exertion played a captious relation during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling radical to enactment from home, businesses to proceed functioning and healthcare to instrumentality spot virtually, portion besides resulting successful the improvement of a fig of vaccines to assistance support radical during what was an highly unsettling and uncertain period,” helium said.

“The occurrence of tech leaders specified arsenic Google, Microsoft, Apple and Intel successful the market, and their quality to clasp caller technologies and thrust innovation during this period, person emerged arsenic cardinal drivers for students successful choosing these companies, thing which should assistance to springiness an denotation of the benignant of attributes graduates contiguous are searching for successful their aboriginal employer.”

There were caller entries to the index, with An Post, Irish Rail and AXA Insurance entering the rankings. Mr Ward said it was encouraging to spot Irish companies ranking good among students successful this year’s index.

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