Enterprise Ireland National Graduate Programme 2024-2026

Enterprise Ireland National Graduate Programme 2024-2026

The Enterprise Ireland two-year Dublin-based National Graduate Programme offers graduates an opportunity to support Irish enterprises as part of a professional and dynamic team, contributing to our companies’ successes and therefore supporting sustainable economic growth. The role of a Development Executive gains a clear insight into how Enterprise Ireland operates and helps client companies of all sizes.

As Development Executives, working in a range of client facing and non-client facing roles throughout the organisation, our graduates support Enterprise Ireland’s work with client companies through all stages of business development, from start-up, to established small and medium-sized enterprises and Irish multinational companies with the ambition to achieve growth and scale.

These graduates play a key role in helping Enterprise Ireland to deliver on the vision for Irish business to become a powerhouse of economic growth and job creation.

Enterprise Ireland National Graduate Programme 2024-2026 – Role Requirements

  • We look for strong academic performance, a minimum of a (level NFQI Level 8) 2.2 degree.
  • We accept many different degree disciplines. Business or entrepreneurship knowledge, skills or experience is a distinct advantage.
  • You must have completed your degree between 2022 – 2024.
  • You must be available to start the role in late August/early September 2024.
  • Eligibility to work under an Irish contract of employment for the two-year duration of the programme is essential.
  • Native or fluent English is required.
  • At least advanced level proficiency in a relevant language is required for some locations and is an advantage.
  • Relevant work experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of Irish indigenous industry/companies is a distinct advantage.
  • The legal right to live and work in Ireland for the full duration of the programme, is essential.

The Graduate

  • These challenging roles require confident individuals who are professional, motivated, client focused and highly motivated with the energy and enthusiasm to deliver projects and results.
  • Excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills, coupled with a teamwork and flexible approach are essential.

The National Graduate Programme 2023-2025 opens for applications on 27th September, 2023 until 31st October, 2023.

Graduates joining Enterprise Ireland on the Programmes will begin in late August/early September 2024.


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