Head of Careers & AHECS Co-Chair / Secretary
HEAD OF CAREERS, COOPERATIVE EDUCATION AND CAREERS DIVISION, UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Gavin Connell is Head of Careers at the Cooperative Education & Careers Division, University of Limerick. Gavin is masters qualified in Work and Organisational Behaviour with a primary degree in Human Resources. He has 20 years’ industry experience in the areas of manufacturing, process engineering, learning & development, recruitment and HR in Ireland and also across the EMEA region.
Gavin currently supports students in developing employability skills and implementing their career plans, and is also responsible for engaging employers on all matters of graduate recruitment and employability. A significant element of this role is to influence policy formulation and planning within the university on issues relating to career development/employability as well as graduate employment. He holds a Level A/B Psychological Society qualification in Psychometric testing/Profiling and is also MBTI/EQi and Strengths-based coaching certified.
Gavin is currently the co-chair of the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) in Ireland.