According to a new study, nearly all employers say that they need students with practical experience during their education.

CPL an Irish recruitment company, which carried out the study said that theoretical knowledge “no longer cuts it: they [employers] want students who have practical experience of their chosen field before landing their first job”.

Previous Cpl Employment Market Monitors showed employers estimating productivity lost to social media at approximately 10 hours per week per employee.

96 per cent of employers who responded to the Market Monitor believe that staff with a great attitude can be thought the skills they need.