Tuesday 27 September 2016

Irish students without licences are missing out on top graduate jobs survey reveals

Published 26/08/2015 | 02:30

Over half job offers require a full driving licence
Over half job offers require a full driving licence

Students are not getting jobs because they can't drive or haven't got a licence, a survey shows.

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At a time when many young people are looking for part-time jobs, a survey by Enterprise Rent-a-car, in conjunction with Grad Ireland, found 52pc of work offers necessitated a full driving licence.

More than 1,500 young people took part in the survey - fifth, sixth year, third level and recent graduates. Two-in-five said not being able to drive greatly diminished their job opportunities.

Most students (85pc) feel there should be far more emphasis placed on learning to drive in secondary schools and universities.

Irish Independent

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