International Graduate Programme 2023-2025

Applications for 2023-2025 are closed

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Enterprise Ireland Graduate Programme

Our 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.

As Market Executives, our graduates contribute to the success of our client companies by supporting them to access market opportunities, win global sales and build and develop their business in global markets. Working in a variety of roles, you’ll help Irish businesses understand local conditions, build networks and develop their business.

These graduates also play a key role in helping to create market awareness and building Ireland’s positive image as an international source of world-class products & services.

Note: If you are interested in Ireland-based national graduate opportunities, more information is available at National Graduate Programme 2023-2025

Timeline for Application & Recruitment Process - International Graduate Programme 2023-2025

ActivityIssue Date - Week BeginningResponse/Deadline Date
Opening Date
26th September, 2022
Closing Date for Applications
1st November, 2022
Language Assessments Issued
15th November, 2022
22nd November, 2022
Video Assessments Issued
15th November, 2022
22nd November, 2022
Ability Assessment Issued
12th December, 2022
19th December, 2022
Invitation to Assessment Centres Issued
23rd December, 2022
2nd January, 2023
Assessment Centre
17th January, 2023
 19th January, 2023
Invitation to Interviews
24th January, 2023
Psychometric Assessments Issued
24th January, 2023
7th February, 2023
8th February, 2023 
10th February, 2023 
17th February, 2023

These dates are subject to change.

International Programme - 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 January 2021 and August 2023.
  • You must be available to start the role in late August/early September 2023.
  • 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.
  • As our graduate placements are based in international markets, experience of having lived, studied or worked abroad for a period is desirable.
  • A full driving licence may be required to work in some international locations.
  • Relevant work experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of Irish indigenous industry/companies is a distinct advantage.

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.
  • Testimonials from Current and Previous Graduates on our International Programme
  • Watch video testimonials from some of our Current and Previous Graduates on our International Programme below >>>

Amy Robinson

Caoimhe Gordon

Leo McAdams

Roisin Greening

Graduate Career Fair 2022

Come and meet us at gradireland Graduate Careers Fair taking place Wednesday, 28th September 2022.

Application and selection process - International Programme

The International Graduate Programme 2023-2025 opens for applications on 26th September, 2022 until 1st November, 2022.

Graduates joining Enterprise Ireland on the Programmes will begin in late August/early September 2023.

More information

Enterprise Ireland is the Government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, innovate and scale and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. Enterprise Ireland works with Irish enterprises across the full business development spectrum, from early-stage entrepreneurs to established companies and Irish multinational companies, supporting them to grow their business, which is fundamental to creating and maintaining jobs in Ireland.

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Contact Us

If you need further information, please contact the Graduate Programme Recruitment Team at:

Graduate Programme Recruitment Team
Human Resources Department
Enterprise Ireland
The Plaza
East Point Business Park
Dublin 3

Note: If you are interested in Ireland-based national graduate opportunities, more information is available at National Graduate Programme 2023-2025