For graduates looking to take their first steps in their career journey, here’s what some of the top companies are looking for.

The University of Limerick (UL) careers fair is an ideal place for those on the hunt for the perfect graduate programme. headed down to UL to find out what kind of skills companies are looking for in their candidates.

Overwhelmingly, soft skills won out over technical capabilities.

Recruiters from Aon, Bank of Ireland and Three Ireland were looking for bright, passionate, energetic candidates who think outside the box.

Words by Jenny Darmody