Welcome to

GradGuide is your one stop shop for all the relevant information that you need
regarding Ireland’s most exclusive and sought-after Graduate Programmes. Browse through our wide
range of Graduate Programmes below, along with a very informative video by Philip Coffey, Global Career and Leadership Coach, explaining how to obtain the most out of your LinkedIn account.

Enterprise Ireland
Grad Programme

The Enterprise Ireland Graduate Programme is an exciting opportunity for graduates who can choose to undertake a two-year Ireland-based Graduate Programme or a two-year International Graduate Programme. The two-year Ireland-based 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 clients of all sizes.

The two-year International Graduate Programme offers graduates the opportunity to start their career in one of Enterprise Ireland's network of locations across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, and to gain experience supporting Irish enterprises as part of a professional and dynamic team.

National: https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/about-us/our-people/graduate-opportunities/national-graduate-programme/
International: https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/About-Us/Our-People/Graduate-Opportunities/International-Graduate-Programme/

KPMG Grad Programme

KPMG's Graduate Programme will take you from being a talented and focused graduate to becoming a top-flight professionals with real life skills and experience. KPMG offers graduates unparalleled opportunities to work in Ireland and overseas with leading multinationals, Irish-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. As the number one training and development firm in 2020, KPMG provides graduates with the opportunity to work as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team in a high-performing firm alongside the very best of individuals with a variety of skills.

KPMG offers a range of specialities such as Audit & Assurance, Tax Consulting, Deal Advisory, and Consulting. Across these practices, students join a 3.5 year programme (3 years on a sponsored masters) and take their ACA exams to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Our Management Consulting graduates are not required to sit these exams.

To find out more about our graduate programme visit https://www.kpmg.ie/careers/graduate.html

Insider View Cork Office: https://player.vimeo.com/video/501764185
Insider View Audit: https://player.vimeo.com/video/449354188
Insider View Tax: https://player.vimeo.com/video/449351227
Insider View Deal Advisory: https://player.vimeo.com/video/453718769
Insider View Consulting: https://player.vimeo.com/video/449353577

Vodafone Grad Programme

Vodafone is a global technology company that has a presence in over 25 countries. This programme allows graduates to become part of a company with purpose, where you can grow your career and share your love of technology. Our Graduate Programme is broken into two streams, Commerce and Technology.

In the Commercial stream, you will undertake two 9-month rotations in departments such as HR or Finance. Our ideal graduate for this stream is digitally-focused with a curious mind-set and dedicated to building a better future for all.

The technology stream will see you working in three 6-month rotations with our digital and technology departments. This stream of the programme is for candidates who love all things digital!

- Vodafone Graduate Program Website

Dell Grad Programme

Dell Technologies Ireland offers Graduate roles and internships in a variety of different areas including Supply Chain, Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and more! With 3 locations and over 5,000 team members in Ireland, there is definitely something for everyone. The culture and people philosophy at Dell Technologies promotes an inclusive and healthy work environment and with benefits like flexible working, healthcare, pension and more, Dell Technologies is an employer of choice.

To find out more about our culture, available jobs and what #LifeAtDellIreland is like, check out our careers site at https://jobs.dell.com/ireland . While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up to our Talent Network to stay up to date with the latest news and job openings.

Bord Bia Grad Programme

Bord Bia are offering YOU a career-changing opportunity. We're looking to foster the next generation of talent in the Irish Food and Drink Industry. This programme offers invaluable market experience to graduates, which can act as a springboard for a successful career in the food and drink sector. At Bord Bia, we believe in nurturing the next generation of talent. This programme combines on-the-job experiential learning, with a fully-funded monthly bursary, and an academic study leading to a UCD Smurfit Business School accredited MSc.

You already know that with our programme, you'll blend full-time work experience with a full-time Masters but, you're probably wondering how that will work in practice. You'll complete 8 modules in total over a 23-month programme. These lectures are delivered on campus in UCD Smurfit Business School.

We are looking for graduates from any discipline as long as you have a Level 8 degree on the NFQ Framework and a minimum of a 2:2 (expected or attained. Above that, we want graduates that have a passion for the Irish Food and Drink Industry. Graduates that are resilient, motivated, hard-working, and are team players will excel in our graduate programme. It is a chance to gain valuable insight into the world of the food and drink sector, an experience worth taking!

Glanbia Grad Programme

As a global player in nutrition, with operations in over 32 countries, Glanbia delivers better nutrition for every step of life’s journey.Our graduate programme is positioned strategically within the organisation with a long-term view of developing our future leaders.You’ll be in a unique position to connect, socialise and build relationships with a network of talented people across all levels of the organisation that will benefit you throughout your career. So if you want a career that’s more than just a job, where you’re empowered to make a difference and you share our passion for making the world a better place, the Glanbia Graduate programme is for you.

Philip Coffey: How to Improve your LinkedIn.

We are delighted to introduce you to Philip Coffey. Philip is a Global Career & Leadership Coach. He is an industry expert with over 15 years of HR consultancy experience within both the private and public sector. The information Philip has provided us with is invaluable in terms of our personal branding. Philip delineates the post graduate process of searching for a suitable career, with a particular focus on making an informed decision with the use of LinkedIn. Philip delves into how your personal brand can help you to stand out from the crowd. He suggests zoning in on the modules that you have a keen interest in, while making use of your academic connections within those fields, throughout your college journey. 

Student Incubator Programme 2021


Student Inc. Supports
> €4,000 Seed Fund
> Access to on-campus serviced office space
> Training
> Mentoring
> Ongoing support from on campus incubation facility
> Opportunity to pitch to potential investors

Are you ready?

Get Early Access
to the
UCC Commerce Conference