AHECS is the voice of higher education careers and employability professionals across Ireland. Representing 26 Universities, Technological Universities, Higher Education Institutes and Institutes of Technology, we enable careers teams to develop their own skills and share best practice approaches and resources. Together, our members and partners are helping over 400,000 students to get ahead.


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The Association of Higher Education Careers Services also known as AHECS is a recognised authority on graduate career development, learning and employability. Together with third level careers services support 400,000 students studying in the higher education sector – 50,000 of whom are preparing for graduation.

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History Of AHECS

The Association was established in 1969 as The Association of Irish University Careers and Appointments Services (AIUCAS).  It was renamed Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and is now the recognised voice of Higher Education Careers and Employability professionals across Ireland, representing 26 Universities, Technological Universities and Institutes of Technology.

We are an organisation run by members, for members and we would love for you to get involved!


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